Course Learning Outcomes:

Coaches will learn about the Player Development Plan and the development of players aged between 9-12 years. Coaches will develop through discussion, observation, identifying, listening, questioning, recording and feedback. Coaches will plan, organise, implement and analyse their own coaching 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


  • Technical practices
  • Attacking – Passing and control, dribbling and heading
  • Defending
  • Transition
  • Coaching practice