Skill Training Certificate

1. Introduction

This course is aimed at coaches of players aged 9-13 years of age and are in the 'Skill Acquisition Phase'

The Skill Training Course is for those coaches who require the knowledge and competency to plan, organise and run age appropriate practices based on the National Curriculum. This course replaces the Junior Licence and is an accredited program under the auspices of the Football Federation Australia National Coach Accreditation Scheme.

Football Federation Australia's approved Presenters focus the course content on competent organisation of suitable practices.

The course has been designed to further enhance the knowledge of those coaches who are currently coaching players of a junior age.

2. Course Objectives and Outcomes

On the completion of this course the coach will be able to:

  • Plan and deliver appropriate ‘Skill Introduction’ activities for the 9–13 age group
  • Plan and deliver  progressive ‘Skill Training’ components of a training session for 9–13 age group
  • Plan and deliver  'Skill Game' practices to conclude the session.
  • Incorporate 1 of the 4 core skills into every practice session.
  • Conduct a practice session in a safe environment, ensuring maximum participation and maintaining adequate supervision.
  • Perform the role of team coach on game day
  • Safety, Risk Management, Group Management, Communication, Inclusion Coaching, Ethical Coaching and Appropriate Coach Behaviour will be integrated into the course.

3. Course Duration

14 hours

4. Course Preparation

Candidates are advised to undertake adequate pre-course preparation by downloading and printing the Skill Training Course Manual from Candidates must bring the printed course manual to the course.

It is recommended that the candidates prepare themselves in a physical sense, particularly if they are not actively playing or coaching immediately prior to the start of the course.

NOTE: Candidates will be invited to participate in practical sessions. Those who are unable to do so are required to declare any medical impediment in writing and advise the Course Presenter.

5. Course Content

All modules are practical.

6. Pre-Requisites

Minimum age 15 years old

7. Candidate Assessment

There is no formal assessment on the course however candidates will have several teaching practice opportunities.

  • Successful completion of course workbook
  • Full attendance at all modules
  • Active contribution/s during Peer group feedback

8. Course Fees


9. Registration

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