• The Way Forward – Player Development Plan
• Course Competencies
• PDP – Personal Development Plan
• CDP – Club Development Plan
• Review and Reflection of your Club
• TNA – Training Needs Analysis for your club
• SWOT – Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in your club
• Roles and responsibilities within a club
• Presentations Skills
• Guest Speakers
• Elite Coaching Observation
• Communities of Practice
50 hrs Broken into 30 contact hours and 20 post course assignments
Course Learning Outcomes:
Introduction and Understanding of the Definition of an Elite Grassroot Football Coach: A lead coach/Coaching Coordinator working in Childrens, School, Amateur, Leisure/Community and Disability Football.
Introduction and Understanding of the Profile: Elite Grassroot Football Coach : Create a culture that makes performing possible. Influence the mindset, attitude and behaviour of players, parents and coaches
This ensures a structured, specific approach that promotes a learning, recreational and personal development environment.
Introduction and understanding of the Competetencies of Elite Grassroot Football Coach are what a candidate must master by the end of the course.
Elite Grassroots Coaches/Administrators
A coach must have completed 100 hours of Grassroots Coach Education to include any of the following:
PDP3 Youth Intro
National D Licence and (Youth Certificate)
National C Licence
Any other workshops and or specialist entry points such as FUTSAL or Goalkeeping.
Applicants must be currently working within the Grassroots Game and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Grassroots Game.
Email Address and use of laptop/tablet
All course correspondence will be done via email, so all course students must have access to an active, personal email address that they check regularly.
Course students should also have access to the use of a laptop/tablet that they can bring to course dates for use in certain tasks and match analysis assignments.
Child Welfare Workshop Attendance
Every course applicant must provide evidence of attendance at a Child Welfare Workshop.
The Child Welfare course is accredited by the Irish Sports Council (ISC) and dates, times and locations of up-coming courses can be accessed here https://payments.fai.ie/child-welfare.html Equivalent courses (delivered in other countries) may also be accepted; please check with firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submission.
Every course applicant must provide Garda vetting clearance. In order to be Garda Vetted a completed form, available from email@example.com.
All applications received by the closing date will be considered.
All applicants will receive an application link via email after registration/application fee is complete.
A shortlisting process will take place after the closing date to ensure the best possible applicants are accepted onto the course.
Please note that competition for places is normally extremely high. Therefore, please follow the guidance notes on the application form to ensure that your application dossier is fully complete, thus giving yourself the best chance of entry.