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UEFA Goalkeeping B Licence

An introduction to advanced practical goalkeeping coaching sessions and the theory behind the practices.

Course Overview

Introduction to Coaching Football

Course type:



12 months

Learning time:

Six days (2 x 3 day modules) in total

About the course

The UEFA Goalkeeping B Licence focuses on goalkeeping performance analysis, youth development and psychological coaching techniques.

It will introduce you to advanced practical goalkeeping coaching sessions and the theory behind the practices.

You’ll also learn how to confidently run different sessions with your senior and development players, and you’ll learn about off-the-pitch factors that contribute to goalkeeping development and performance.

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Course prerequisites

Every applicant looking to start this course must have already completed:

This course is ideal if you are working, or have aspirations to work, as a full-time goalkeeping coach in the professional or semi-professional game. After completion you will be able to confidently coach both senior players and academy goalkeepers.

How is the course structured?

This course is made up of two three-day blocks of learning, with a learner support day taking place after block one, and again after block two. Accommodation and meals are both provided on these blocks.


The course is assessed through a blend of independent learning and practical sessions. You will be required to complete additional club-based tasks which will relate to how you plan, conduct and evaluate your coaching. The course structure and programme will also assist you to demonstrate your understanding of goalkeeping principles in both individual and team practices.


For your practical assessment you will be asked to run two 25-minute club-based practices and take part in a 30-minute face-to-face summary interview.


What are the learning outcomes?

After completing this course you will have developed your understanding of:

  • How young goalkeepers develop and grow
  • The importance of psychology on performance
  • Effective methods of performing goalkeeper analysis
  • The role of the goalkeeping coach
  • Modern goalkeeping through in and out of possession models
  • Methods to defend the goal, defend the area and defend the space
  • Differentiation – goalkeeping for the male and female game
  • Defending set plays as a team
  • Profiling and talent identification of the goalkeeper
  • Methodology towards session design

What you'll be able to do with this qualification

The UEFA B in Coaching Goalkeepers is a great way to increase your employability as a goalkeeping coach in the professional game. After completing this course you will be able to confidently lead sessions with your senior squad and academy players alike.


For those who want to continue learning in this field, the next step is the UEFA A in Coaching Goalkeepers. This is a course specifically designed for coaches working with, or aspiring to work with elite level goalkeepers across the highest levels of the professional game.

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