A UEFA C licence holder must be able to provide a positive developmental experience that enhances the players’ enjoyment, knowledge, and skill, and must demonstrate competence in the following four areas:
» Creating an opportunity to play football for grassroots players of different ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities: children, teenagers, adults, veterans, disabled people and other amateur target groups
» Inspiring a lifelong desire to play football and stay involved in football
» Maintaining a positive motivational climate Player
» Adopting a holistic approach to player development
» Improving players’ basic techniques and understanding of
» Encouraging players to think for themselves
» Enabling players to experience the health benefits of regularly playing football and improving their overall fitness
» Instilling in players values of fair play and respect Game
» Planning and delivering various game formats with an emphasis on enjoyment and development
» Using the game as a tool to help players in their personal and football development
National D Licence or equivalent.
The participant must have completed 40 hours of grassroots coach education before completing the National D Licence.
Coaches should have acummulated the hours through completing any of the grassroots courses (Kick Start 1 & 2), Youth Intro, Adult Intro, and the workshops (PDP, FUTSAL, Fundamentals of GK, Small Sided Games 4v4, 7v7, Strength and Conditioning)
The completion of the Safeguarding 1 Workshop and Garda Vetting is also a mandatory entry requirement.
All FAI Education should start with a Safeguarding 1 course and all participants must be FAI Garda Vetted.
Child Welfare & Garda Vetting Compulsory (5 hrs.) .
Kick Start 1/PDP 1 working with 6-9 year olds (8 hrs.).
Kick Start 2 / PDP 2 working with 9-12 year olds (16 hr, 8 hours is completed in 2021).
Workshops – 4V4, 7V7, S&C, FUTSAL, GK, PDP, other (3 hrs. each).
Adult Intro (24 hrs, 8 hours is completed in 2021).).
Youth Intro (24 hrs, 8 hours is completed in 2021).
All participants who have registered will be required to provide proof of completion for ALL previous Coach Education courses or equivalent.
HOW TO APPLY:
An application fee of € 10.00 applies to all submissions, this fee is non refundable.
Application fees should be processed here by clicking on the register button on the bottom right of this page.
Applicants will then receive a confirmation email, an application link will be included in the email and this should be completed online through the link provided in the confirmation email.
Applicants will be asked to abide by the Code of Ethics/ Conduct in Soccer and the Code of Ethics and Good Practice for Sport in Ireland.
Applicants also agree to abide by the rules laid down by the Football Association of Ireland and its staff.
Any cancellations must be notified by email to Coach Education a minimum of 72 hours before the course: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants, who have paid for a course, shall not be entitled to refund if they are unable to attend a course. Any participant, who is unable to attend a scheduled course and has informed the Coach Education department of same, can reschedule to attend the course at a future date, of the participants choice, providing that course is not already fully booked.
The FAI reserve the right to cancel an education course in the unlikely event of the; minimum number of participants not meeting quota, weather negatively affecting participants safety, government guidelines etc.
If an event is cancelled by the FAI, each participant will be offered a full refund or placement on a future equivalent course.
If a participant registers for a course, without meeting the necessary prerequisites, the participant shall not be entitled to a refund. The fees received by the Association will be kept on credit and can be used by the participant to complete the necessary prerequisite courses