FA Level 3 (UEFA B)

The FA is currently in the process of reviewing the coach education pathway. As part of this, The FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football is now being reviewed and re-written with it due to be released in its new format in August 2017.

The Course

The revised FA Level 3 (UEFA B) qualification will now be more coach-focused, with club visits scheduled at various points in the pathway and formative assessments taking place throughout. The qualification is made up of four blocks of learning (9 days) with in-situ visits.

Course content

Theory - Key aspects related to the role of a football coach working with teams. These are delivered via home-based study tasks and tutor delivered workshops. Students will examine the following:
  • A philosophy of coaching
  • Consider how players learn
  • A study of both coaching styles and communication processes
  • A detailed consideration of player analysis
  • Utilising analysis data to prioritise player performance
  • The psychological factors associated with player performance
  • The influences related to The FA's 4 Corner Model and player development
  • A consideration of The FA’s Long Term Player Development Model
  • The ability to plan appropriate coaching sessions
  • Consideration of the key elements related to coaching session delivery
  • The development of progressive coaching sessions
  • Detailed coaching session evaluation and reflection
  • A consideration of fitness programmes and planning

Practical - The practical elements of the course will provide the following:

  • The principles of attacking: to include detailed consideration of attacking from wide/central areas, counter attacking, switching play and finishing
  • The principles of defending to include detailed consideration of defending effectively in wide/central areas, pressurising and defending when both organised and outnumbered
  • Midfield play: to include support play for front players, possession in key areas and the use of width
  • Counter-attacking and being able to defend deep and attack quickly
  • Goalkeeping: to include support for the defensive unit, the ability to deal with crosses, maintain possession momentum and the development of shot stopping
  • Set plays: to include effective organisation in defending and attacking from a selection of free-kicks, corners and throw-ins

The FA is currently piloting the new course content and therefore does not have any courses available to book onto at present but please note that, alongside the course review, the new FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Football will be delivered by Cornwall FA in Cornwall from September 2017.

 If you wish to register your interest in a NEW FA Level 3/UEFA B course, please complete the application form below and email to grace.dent@cornwallfa.com , alternatively you can complete a paper copy and post to;

Cornwall FA, 15 Callywith Gate, Launceston Road, Bodmin, PL31 2RQ

PLEASE NOTE; AT PRESENT ONLY COACHES WORKING WIHIN A CLUB IN CORNWALL WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR PLACES ON THIS COURSE. IF YOU ARE NOT BASED IN CORNWALL PLEASE DO NOT APPLY AS IT WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

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