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FA International Intermediate Coaching Course

Course Description

This new International course has been designed by FA Learning to build upon the new FA Coaching philosophy which is embedded in the foundation course and will further develop your ability to deliver coaching sessions across a syllabus of bothtechnical and theoretical aspects related to coaching.

It is the second of three levels (Foundation, Intermediate and Licence) which build upon each other and offer a comprehensive learning programme for internationally based coaches.

The Intermediate Course includes a range of progressive practices that can be utilised for a variety of players in different situations. In addition, there will be help on how to adapt your coaching sessions to meet the needs of your players.

Course Objective

To provide all course participants with the knowledge to effectively deliver and evaluate coaching sessions across a range of technical areas to both adults and young people.

It also aims to :
Develop the Roles, Skills and Qualities of a Football Coach
Help Coaches to achieve a good understanding of the Principles of Play forfootball games, and knowledge of the Technical Detail the players require
Provide a safe environment for the players and be able to deal with injuries and emergency procedures
Become more effective at Planning, Preparing and Delivering Technical, Skill, Small Sided Game sessions and practices
Design sessions to challenge and develop the variation of abilities within a team

Course Content

  • the skills and qualities of a coach
  • developing player competencies
  • coaching session planning considerations
  • coaching session evaluation consideration
  • a consideration of coaching styles and communications
  • safe and ethical coaching
  • football fitness
  • nutrition
  • the relationship of the FA’s Long Term Player Development (LTPD) programme to difference players
  • the organisation and running of a group run tournament of different formats and outcomes
  • an introduction to the principles of attacking play
  • an introduction to the principles of defending play
  • warm up games with diminishing overloads into directional games
  • passing and receiving
  • developing the practice in relation to age
  • the development of close control/dribbling
  • the development of running with the ball
  • effective defending
  • scoring
  • heading
  • small sided games in a variety of formats

You will look at session adaptations and progressions that vary depending on your players’ abilities and time.

Integral to the course will be the chance to plan and work with young players with feedback from your FA International Course tutor.


The course will run over a 7 day programme that will include a mixture of practical and theory elements. All course participants are encouraged to involve themselves fully in all aspects of the course.

Upcoming Courses

FA International Intermediate Award Course

FA International Intermediate Course

Location Start Date Fees
Jebel Ali Centre of Excellence 23rd - 31st January 2020 6750 dhs + VAT


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