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.