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FA International License in Coaching Football

Course Description

The FA International License (FA Level 3) in Coaching Football will help you develop your players by designing practices that encourage decision-making, while meeting their technical, tactical, physical, psychological and social needs. 

Football is filled with complex decision-making scenarios, so designing relevant game-like practices with plenty of decision-making opportunities is crucial. They ensure that players are able to practice and prepare for competition. 

This internationally recognised qualification will develop your ability to look at the players you work with and explore how you can help develop them by designing practices that encourage deicison-making.

It will help you understand the demands of the game and how to meet the needs of players as they build a deeper understanding of their various roles and responsibilities within the team.

Course Requirements

Prior to application, you are required to:

  • Hold the FA Level 2 in Coaching Football or FA International Intermediate Award
  • Have fully completed your FA Level2 Action Plan
  • Be actively coaching a team in a season-long competition 
  • Be able to effectively communicate in English (this includes listening, speaking, reading and writing)
  • Working in the 11v11 format
  • Working in the 9v9 format

Competition Structure: Coaches must operate in a competition format with 18 fixtures across the course duration

 Prior to certification for the qualification, you are required to:

  • Complete both eLearning modules (Coaching Journey & Equity/Diversity)
  • Attend BOTH blocks of learning
  • Complete and 18 game project based around your own players and club environment - please not that this is reduced to a 12 game project for those that already hold the full FA Youth Award
  • Conduct a 30 minute presentation of your project to your course colleagues and staff. 

Upcoming Courses

FA International License in Coaching Football
Location   Dates Fees
Jebel Ali Sports Centre Block 1 15th October - 24th October 2020 7500dhs + VAT
Jebel Ali Sports Centre Block 2 4 days in April 2021 (Dates TBC) 2500dhs + VAT

Course Timings

Day Timing
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 9am - 5pm
Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
*(Candidates must attend all sessions to receive qualification)

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