IFA Coaching of Coaches Booklet

UEFA ‘A’ Licence (Part 1) DATE

Saturday 28th May – Friday 3rd June 2016 Ramada Plaza, Belfast Queens Sport, Upper Malone, Belfast For Candidates outside Northern Ireland Residential - £1725



Candidates from outside the UK must agree to return to Belfast (or the UK) for their final assessment, and appropriate arrangements will be made to agree a suitable date and venue. For residents of Northern Ireland Residential: £1375 Non-Residential: £1025 The above prices include Adidas sportswear consisting of Rain-top, tracksuit, 2 polo shirts, 2 T-shirts, 2 pairs shorts and 2 pairs socks. It is the responsibility of the candidate to order the correct sizes

COURSE ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS UEFA ‘B’ Licence. A minimum of one year should have elapsed between successful completion of the ‘B’ Licence and enrolment for the ‘A’ Licence. (Non-European candidates must hold a UEFA ‘B’ Licence as a minimum requirement for acceptance onto the UEFA ‘A’ Licence. COURSE OUTLINE The UEFA ‘A’ Licence is an advanced Coaching Award and is divided into two annual parts. Part 1 of the Course will be conducted between 28th May - 3rd June 2016 and Part 2 will take place one year later in June 2017. Part 1 will include practical and theoretical aspects. The course is timetabled from 9.30am to 9.00pm each day (except the last day when the course will finish no later than 5pm) Full attendance at the course is required and only in exceptional circumstances with candidates be permitted time off the course. Candidates are also required to submit 36 hours of session plans along with their online coursework tasks from the Irish FA’s online platform

ASSESSMENT Practical Coaching

Candidates will have the opportunity to take one practical coaching session during the Residential Week. This will be a ‘Phase of Play’, and will be used as a learning opportunity rather than a formal assessment. Candidates will be formally assessed at their clubs during the subsequent months prior to Part 2 of the course. They will have 2 practical coaching assessments, one of which will be an 11v11 session and the other will be an assessment on a ‘Phase of Play’. Candidates must pass both assessments. It is the responsibility of the candidate to organise the venue and the players for their club assessment.

Irish FA and UEFA coaching awards are valid for a maximum of 3 years. Revalidation can be obtained through Irish FA Continuous Professional Development Courses.


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