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Coaching

Irish FA Level 1 Coaching Disabled Footballers Award

Course entrance requirements

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age or over.

Course outline

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.

Once booked on to the CDFA Level 1 course, you will have the opportunity to complete the online 'Irish FA Safeguarding Young Children in Sport' modules, which are included as part of your course fee.

The disabled groups in focus are learning disability, physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments. Course content includes safety considerations, communication, session planning, adapting sessions and practical working with players with disability.

Candidates should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for an indoor practical session.  Candidates should also bring writing material.

The course is four hours in duration. Participants receive a certificate and coaching resources on completion.

Course Fee - £40

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Irish FA Level 2 Coaching Disabled Footballers Award

Course entrance requirements

Candidates must be at least 16 years of age.  Candidates should have also completed the Irish FA Level 1 Coaching Disabled Footballers Award AND the Irish FA National Coaching Certificate (formerly Level 1) before applying for this course.

Course outline

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 players with various disabilities.

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.

To register interest for this course please click here Irish FA Coaching Disabled Footballers Award