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FREE* Step Up in Coaching Football Coaching Course - updated online 2021 programme

We are delighted to be able to offer places on our online version of our popular Step Up in Coaching! programme, now available for enrolment.

This course is FREE* for adults and is suitable for level 1, 2, and 3 coaches, or those without a formal sports coaching certification or qualification.

The programme combines Active IQ’s Level 2 Certificate in Delivering Health-Related Activity Sessions with workshops, tasks, and resources to take your sports coaching to the next level. The programme will provide the tools to create a positive impact in your session planning, ideas, analysis of players/team, and coaching performance.

Suitable for adults aged 19+ with an interest/involvement in coaching grassroots through to elite football.

This programme provides a great introduction for coaches thinking about progression from Level 1 to Level 2, as well as providing higher qualified coaches the opportunity to experience different formats, practices, and concepts.

We have designed the programme to be delivered with football examples and to provide coaches with:

  • New practice ideas; ways of structuring training sessions and games/activities.
  • Tools to observe and develop individual players and teams.
  • How to link training sessions with match days.
  • Constructing a session plan and using the plan-do-review process.
  • Supporting players' lifestyle module, including a diet & nutrition workshop.

The course is designed to provide you with tools you can utilise with your own playing group and provide an introduction to many of the key topics within football and activity leadership. Built into the programme are workshops, video seminars, webinars, tasks, and supporting templates for match analysis, player analysis, and reviews and session plans.

Sign up whenever you like to the course, and get access to our online platform to go through the course content in your own time. 

Join in with extra webinars throughout your course that will supplement the content you learn online. 

(Participants must live in the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire or Surrey - we are unable to offer this course to participants living outside of these areas at this time.)

Sign up today for this course and you will receive:

  • FREE access to the online course
  • A digital Certificate of Achievement upon completion.

Course fee:

*Our funding partnerships allow these courses to be provided free of charge to participants living in the counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire, and Surrey.   At this time we are unable to deliver to participants living outside of these counties.

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This programme is FREE* to all coaches who were aged 19 or over on 1st August 2020.

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Questions? email courses@ignitesportuk.com or call 0300 303 0890

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