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National Goalkeeping Course

Providing coaches with the capabilities to design and deliver effective goalkeeping practices.

Course Overview

Introduction to Coaching Football

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About the course

The National Goalkeeping Course builds on the knowledge coaches have gained on their UEFA C Licence with a greater emphasis and focus on a specific position, the Goalkeeper. The course will provide learners with practical experiences that they can apply in their environments.

This course has replaced the FA Level 1 in Coaching Goalkeepers and FA Level 2 in Coaching Goalkeepers, which have now been discontinued.

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Course prerequisites

Prior to booking, learners must:

*upon course completion these qualifications must remain in-date to achieve certification.

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Expectations and goals

This course aims to:

  • Provide learners with the capabilities to design and deliver effective goalkeeping practices
  • Help coaches support their goalkeepers with basic technical and tactical techniques
  • Provide a greater understanding of the goalkeeping positions
  • Help coaches understand the challenges of growth and maturation for goalkeepers
  • Provide learners with practical experience of effectively incorporating goalkeepers in practices with coach development support
  • Compliment and reinforce UEFA C Licence messages, and our player development principles