Age Appropriate Coaching


Introductory Module

What is the course and who is it for?

A six hour course aimed at those working with 5-11 year old players, who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of the ‘what’ and ‘how’ to coach players of this age. Minimum requirements – FA Level 1 and/or Qualified Teacher Status.

What other benefits are there?
This brand new course will give candidates the most up to date coaching tools in working with arguably the most important age group within football.

The FA Youth module 1 award – Developing The Environment

This brand new qualification, which forms the first of three parts of The FA Youth Qualification, is aimed at coaches working with young players.

Dealing with the ‘how’ to coach the course supports candidates to:

  • Understand how to manage players motivation and self esteem in positive and appropriate ways
  • Recognise how your players learn and encourage you to focus on supporting them to develop maximally
  • Importantly, support you to manage your players mistakes, encouraging a ‘can-do’ approach from your players
  • Experience a series of new game-related exercises that support your players to develop their technique and apply skill in environments where they make decisions

The four day course is a critical tool to support coaches working with young players and is an innovative qualification devised by The Football Association to further support the development of young players in England.

“I found the course eye-opening, thought-provoking and deserving of the acclaim it has received within the coaching fraternity.”

Glenn Moore, Football Editor at The Independent, FA Youth Module 1, October 2011