The Skill Training Certificate, which is aimed for coaches training 9-13-year-olds, focuses on building a solid foundation of technical skill. The course is conducted over two sessions and is fully practical. The course deals with the development of the 4 Functional Game Skills:
- First Touch
- Striking the Ball
- Running with the Ball
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These four Core Skills make up 95% of the actions of any outfield player during a game of football which is why it is critical to train these actions repeatedly so that the players have the opportunity to develop their ability to perform them more effectively during a game.