What is the coaching pathway?

The coaching pathway maps the journey from a new coach undertaking his or her first training course right through to taking the top qualifications needed to manage an international side.

There are three strands of coaching courses: the main strand covers the entry Level One coaching certificate and leads up to the UEFA Pro Licence, held by top club and national side managers. The second strand features specialist courses, including goalkeeping, Futsal and disability football. The third strand covers age-appropriate courses, including The FA Youth Award.

The first step for new coaches is to take the Level One Certificate in Coaching Football, which is available throughout the country. It covers the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for players. The course will provide practical drills to develop players’ technical skills and is suited to those working with groups of young players.

Following this, you can tailor your own coaching pathway to suit your needs. Please follow the link below for the possible routes that can be taken:

 

http://www.birminghamfa.com/~/media/countysites/birfa/documents/coaching-pathway-2012.ashx

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