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IFA Level 2 Coaching Disabled Footballers Award

  • 1st June 2018 at 9:30am - 2nd June 2018 at 4:30pm
  • Stranmillis University College, Belfast (Get Directions)

Next Course: 1 & 2 June 2018

Venue: Stranmillis University College, Belfast
Course Length: 15 hours tuition time + 10 hours recorded coaching
Course Times: Day 1 9.30am - 8.30pm 
                          Day 2 9.30am – 4.30pm
Cost: £150 

This coaching award is aimed at coaches already working with or intending to work with players with a disability. This course is a mixture of theoretical modules and practical sessions where candidates will gain experience working with players with various disabilities.

The course looks at adapting coaching techniques when working with players with a learning disability, physical disability or sensory impairment.

There is also a module on the benefits of fundamental and movement skill training for the various disability groups.

This is a detailed course that also takes into consideration the playing, competitive and representative opportunities for players with various impairments and how rules are adapted for the benefit of the games in each disability group.

The course is fifteen hours in length; however, participants will be required to work for an additional ten hours with disabled players upon completion of the course.  A log book of session plans, considerations and evaluation will have to be submitted and assessed before certification.  Guidance for completion of this part of the course will be given by course tutors. Participants receive a certificate and coaching resources on completion.

Candidates should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for indoor and outdoor practical sessions.  Candidates should also bring writing material.

For further information please contact Alan Crooks on

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