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FREE Coach Development Programme - 2 Day Workshop:

We are delighted to confirm new dates for our popular Step Up in Coaching programme. A free coaching course for level 1, 2 and 3 coaches, or those without formal coaching qualifications.

Delivering coaching techniques, session planning, ideas and support, the Step Up in Coaching programme includes a recognised qualification: Active IQ’s Level 2 Certificate in Delivering Health-Related Activity Sessions.

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 through football 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.

We will provide 2 days of practical and theory workshops and also support coaches' needs based on examples/problems they may have encountered during the season.

All coaches attending the course will receive a portfolio for completion during the course with some preparation required between the sessions.

The course will be delivered by UEFA A Licensed FA Coach Educator Justin Merritt and team.

We are running workshops as follows:

Step Up in Coaching #1
Sunday 1st & Sunday 8th March 2020,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Step Up in Coaching #2
Saturday 2nd & Saturday 16th May 2020,  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The workshops are delivered at:
Oxford City Football Club, Marsh Lane, Marston, Oxford, OX3 0NQ

Course fee: FREE for all coaches who were aged 19 or over on 1st August 2019.

Enrol by 14th January and received your free coaching bonus pack worth £50, comprising:

  • Session planning notepad
  • Weather writer clipboard
  • Resistance band
  • Sessions plans

There is a limit of 20 places on each workshop.

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This workshop is FREE for all coaches who were aged 19 or over on 1st August 2019.
Sunday 1st & Sunday 8th March9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.Step Up in Coaching #1
Saturday 2nd & Saturday 16th May9.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m.Step Up in Coaching #2


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