SPRT H2319 - Coach Education 2 - Soccer

Module Title:Coach Education 2 - Soccer
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 10
NFQ Level:6
Module Delivered In No Programmes
Teaching & Learning Strategies: • Lectures • Discussion • Readings • Project work • Practical
Module Aim: The aim of this module is to enable the students to apply the principles of coaching and the coaching process and compare and assess different coaching methods and styles at Level 1 of the FAI Coaching Ladder.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Plan and implement a structured coaching session for players aged 13 – 18f or short term and medium term purposes.
LO2 Successfully conduct coaching practices that demonstate an understanding of the underpinning coaching theory for this age group.
LO3 Identify areas for technical and tactical improvement for individuals within practices and SSGs
LO4 Implement appropriate intervention strategy through demonstration and explanation in coaching practices through the Q + A technique
LO5 Follow best practice guidelines when dealing with children in accordance with Irish Sports Council Code of Ethics
LO6 Conduct notational analysis on a group of matches and recommend areas of improvement for the team and individuals
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

7059 SPRT H1318 Coach Education 1 - Soccer
7060 SPRT H2319 Coach Education 2 - Soccer
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Co-requisite Modules
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This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed.
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Youth Certificate: 45 contact hours, 100% attendance on course curriculum (Students must have completed FAI Introductory course(s) and relevant workshops)
• Identify stages in the development of young players in this phase of the Long Term Player Development Pathway. • Plan, organise and implement linked coaching sessions • Assist players to consolidate and refine basic soccer skills • Introduce tactical and positional skills as well as improve performance • Introduce soccer specific conditioning and strength training • Optimise fitness and soccer preparation for performance • Plan, implement and review sessions in a fun, safe and friendly environment • Understanding of medical and injury issues at this level
Coaching Experience: Full attendance compulsory
• Placement 1: Six weeks coaching experience block with a designated team or group (non soccer club) (School, Youth Group etc) • Placement 2: Twelve weeks coaching experience with a selected team and club to practise Youth Cert course content. • Additional Placements: Disability Groups, Carlow LSP etc.
Video Analysis
• Application of Video Analysis in Football • Introduction to the use of video and video analysis
Coach Development Workshops
• Discuss current trends in coaching, coach education and developing players at this age group and level
FAI Seminars
Full attendance to FAI Seminars with the aim of educating students about the range of roles and responsibilities of the FAI: Introduction to football, facilities development, match day management, competition management, player development plan, communication and use of social media, international team and logistics & business partnerships and commercia activities
Assessment Breakdown%
Continuous Assessment35.00%
Continuous Assessment
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Portfolio Individual Coaching Logbook 1,2,3,4,5 25.00 Sem 2 End
Other Participation in coach education lectures 1,2,3,4,5 10.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Performance Analysis Project 6 15.00 n/a
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Individual Coaching Assessment Youth Cert 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 Sem 1 End
No End of Module Formal Examination

ITCarlow reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture 30 Weeks per Stage 0.67
Practicals 30 Weeks per Stage 1.33
Estimated Learner Hours 30 Weeks per Stage 1.33
Total Hours 100.00