This first step for new coaches provides information on how to organise a safe and fun football session for players aged 4-12 years. It also provides over 30 easy to follow coaching activities that players will not only enjoy, but learn from too. It is a great starting point for beginner coaches looking for friendly advice on how and what to coach your junior players.
The role of a game leader / coach
Introduction to football games & activities
Meeting the needs of junior footballers
Duration: 2 hours
NZF Junior Level 1 Coaching Award
This course is perfect for people who are looking to improve their coaching and to develop their knowledge and understanding of how to work effectively with junior players aged 4-12 years. Looking at both the ‘How’ and ‘What’ of coaching junior footballers through an interactive and practical approach, as well as providing a comprehensive resource for coaches to take away and use with their players.
What is an effective coaching session?
The qualities of a football coach working with junior players
Meeting junior footballers needs
Duration: 3 hours
NZF Junior Level 2 Coaching Award
This coaching award provides coaches with an opportunity to further develop knowledge and understanding of both practical and theoretical aspects of coaching junior players in the Discovery (4-8 years) and Skill Acquisition (9-12 years) Phases.
Designing games for learning
Dealing with difference
Duration: 5 hours
Pre-requisite: NZF Junior Level 1 Coaching Award
If you would like more information about Coach Education, please contact Korouch Monsef
NZF Junior Level 3 Coaching Award
This course is for coaches looking to provide a comprehensive programme for junior footballers aged 9-12 years, allowing them to flourish both as young players and as young people. Focusing on skill acquisition, it will provide coaches with the knowledge, tools and ability to create a development programme that ensures that all players are involved in appropriate activities and the appropriate times.
Analysis of players in the game
The coaching process
Planning a development programme
Duration: 5 days
NZF COACH EDUCATION PATHWAY
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