1st4Sport Coaching Football Award Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

1st4sport Coaching Football Level 1 is awarded in partnership with The Football Association and is the first step towards becoming a recognised football coach. This course has now replaced the Junior Team Managers (JTM) course. This vocationally related qualification providesthe opportunity to study and be assessed in both practical and theoretical aspects of coaching football at this level, and is a qualification to coach grass roots club teams for children and young people under the supervision of a qualified football coach.

The course covers the following:

  • Safely organise and supervise football activities including mini soccer, small sided and conditional games
  • Promote and establish working relationships and high standards between players, coaches, parents and officials
  • Understand different aspects of coaching children
  • Identify and adapt football activates and sessions for a variety of different age groups
  • Identify personal development opportunities in football including sports.

The price for this course is on application. Please contact Megan Buller at the Somerset Football Association on 01458 832359 or email megan.buller@somersetfa.com.

Progression Options

The knowledge gained from this qualification will enable the learner to develop a basic understanding of safe, ethical and effective football coaching to young people. The qualification is a stepping stone to other vocationally related areas including coaching, officiating and sports therapy. This qualification leads on to the 1st4sport Coaching Football Certificate Level 2.

Course Summary

Course Title 1st4Sport Coaching Football Award Level 1
Entry Requirements

There are no formal pre-requisites for this Award, and is for anybody over 16
years of age with practical experience of participation in football, who is
looking for an introduction to the vocational area of coaching Association
Football. The course is aimed at participants who will be working with players
between the ages of 7 and 16 years old.

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