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FA Youth Award Module 2 – Developing the Practice FA YOUTH AWARD MODULE 2

Here is some information and links to help you understand what the new FA Youth Award Module 2 is about.

Course Information:

■Minimum Age: 17

■Course Duration: 29 hours (to include pre-course reading and completion of self test questions)

■Course Prerequisites: Youth Award Module 1 – Developing the Environment

■Who is it for: Coaches of those involved in the development of junior football both at the grassroots level or in the professional game.

■Course aims and objectives: To provide candidates who have an ongoing involvement in coaching young footballers with an opportunity to improve their knowledge and confidence in a range of key issues around developing and understanding practice. The course introduces a number of generic strands that are applicable to all players, regardless of age, and these are consolidated during module 3 of the award.

Course Content:

Theory: Workshops will consider age & maturity issues, different types of practice & the advantages and disadvantages of each, Unopposed & opposed practice development , dealing with talented players and issues in planning & evaluating.

Practical Involvement: This is a practically based course. Different types of practices will be demonstrated and delivered and candidates will be expected to evaluate these practices as well as plan, deliver and evaluate their own practices. Candidates will be encouraged to take part and those not taking part will be expected to build on their evaluating and observation skills

Assessment: The course has a formative assessment. Which includes planning, delivery & evaluation of a practice. Candidates receive an action plan as a result of the observations made by the tutor.

Suggested additional learning opportunities:

■FAL Online Courses: Coaching Children, Running a Club, Futsal Laws of the Game, Football Camp Coaches, Planning, Preparing and Evaluating Coaching Sessions, Disciplinary, Fitness in Football Level 1, Psychology for Football Level 1, Player and Match Analysis.

■1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football

■FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award (Level 1)

■FAL Coaching Adults Course

■Introduction to Futsal Course

■Coaching Disabled Footballers Course

■Education Modules (selection of eight)

Equality: FA Learning will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, it’s activities in an atmosphere free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or abuse. FA Learning will seek to provide a service which is appropriate to the needs of an individual and to make reasonable adjustments or provide support, where appropriate, to cater for those needs.

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