Course Learning Outcomes:

The course is designed to assist coaches in how to plan, organise and implement FUN game orientated activities. Coaches will acquire specific knowledge of the development of young players aged between 6-9 years, with an emphasis on FUNdamental movement skills. The course aims to provide parents and coaches with the ability to create a fun, safe and enjoyable environment, coaches will learn how to create structured theme based sessions.

Course Outline:

  • The Way Forward – Player Development Plan
  • What is football?
  • The FUNdamental Player & Coach
  • Planning / Implementing FUN coaching sessions
  • Tutor lead structured training sessions
  • YOU are the coach – Coaching practice
  • Don’t X the line – FAI respect campaign


  • The Way Forward – Player Development Plan
  • What is football/soccer?
  • Observation of the game
  • Planning training sessions
  • The Kick Start / PDP 2 Player
  • The Kick Start / PDP 2 Coach