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IFA Level 1 Coaching Disable Footballers Award

Next Course: 31 May 2016
Venue: Stranmillis University College, Belfast
Course Times: 9.30am - 8.30pm
Cost: £40

Course Details

This coaching award is attendance based and will consist of theoretical and practical sessions.  The award is at an introductory level and is designed to provide coaches with information and practical examples of how best to coach players with disabilities. There is no pre-requisite for this course although it is designed for coaches, teachers and volunteers already working or intending to work with disabled footballers.

The disabled groups in focus are learning disability, physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments.  Course content includes disability awareness, safety considerations, communication, session planning, adapting sessions and a practical on coaching adaptability.

The course is four hours in duration involving 3 hours of task related theory and one hour of practical coaching. Participants receive a certificate and coaching resources on completion.

Candidates should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for indoor and outdoor practical sessions.  Candidates should also bring writing material.

Participants must be 16 years of age and over.

Candidates receive Certification and a Resource Book.

Contact Alan Crooks, 07894614324 or acrooks@irishfa.com for additional information if required.


IFA Level 2 Coaching Disable Footballers Award

Next Course: 03 & 04 June 2016
Venue: Stranmillis University College, Belfast
Course Length: 15 hours tuition time + 10 hours recorded coaching
Course Times: Day 1: 9.30am - 8.30pm
  Day 2: 9.30am – 4.30pm

Course Details

This coaching award is aimed at coaches already working with or intending to work with players with a disability.  This course is a mixture of theoretical modules and practical sessions where candidates will gain experience working with elite players from the various disability classifications.

The course looks at adapting coaching techniques when working with players with a learning disability, physical disability or sensory impairment. There is also a module on the benefits of fundamental and movement skill training for the various disability groups.

This is a detailed course that also takes into consideration the playing, competitive and representative opportunities for players with various impairments and how rules are adapted for the benefit of the games in each disability group.

The course is fifteen hours in length; however, participants will be required to work for an additional ten hours with disabled players upon completion of the course.  A log book of session plans, considerations and evaluation will have to be submitted and assessed before certification.  Guidance for completion of this part of the course will be given by course tutors. Participants receive a certificate and coaching resources on completion.

Candidates should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for indoor and outdoor practical sessions. Candidates should also bring writing material.

Contact Alan Crooks, 07894614324 or acrooks@irishfa.com for additional information if required.