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 14 hours, is fully practical and deals with the development of the 4 Functional Game Skills:
- First Touch
- Striking the Ball
- Running with the Ball
- 1 v 1
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.
The Course is based on two modules:
- Module 1 Online Learning
- Module 2 On Field Practical Delivery
The Online Module will be complete on the 28th of May, with the On-Field Practical Delivery to be completed following the online module on easing of COVID-19 restrictions and in collaboration with the coaches on course.
The course is open for all ACT coaches or coaches who are willing to travel to Canberra for the practical delivery of Module two at a later date.