Coaching Course – Youth

NZF Youth Level 1 Coaching Award

This course is ideal for coaches who want to work with groups of young players and provides a fantastic insight into how to coach Football at this important age. Full of modern coaching sessions that emphasise developing players in a fun environment, it is a great introduction for anyone with an interest in the youth game.

Content covered:

  • The playing environment
  • Meeting youth footballers’ needs
  • Dealing with difference
  • How to progress / regress activities

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: $80 (hosted and paid by the club)

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NZF Youth Level 2 Coaching Award

This course builds on knowledge learnt in the Youth Level 1 Football Coaching Award, offering the chance for enthusiastic coaches to holistically develop their players and ready them for the adult game. This course will help coaches develop their footballers not only as players, but as people too. Provided in a modular structure, coaches are able to select particular modules to suit their needs or complete the NZF Youth Level 2 Coaching Award by attending all four modules.

Module Topics are:
• Player Centred Coaching (4 hours)
• Developing Technique & Skills (4 hours)
• Football Fitness (4 hours)
• Tactical Coaching (4 hours)

Duration: 16 hours

Cost: $80 (hosted and paid by the club)

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NZF Youth Level 3 Coaching Award

This course is for coaches looking to provide a complete coaching experience for youth footballers, enabling them to be all that they can be. With content developed from researching best practice methods from all over the world, this high level learning will allow coaches to design and conduct season long programmes for their players based around ‘Game Training’.

Content Covered:

  • Match analysis
  • The objectives and structure of Football
  • The NZF Philosophy and Vision
  • The NZF Team Model
  • The Professional Coach Model
  • Periodised Planning
  • Plan, prepare, conduct and evaluate a game training session Manage youth players
  • Age appropriate, holistic development of youth footballers

Duration: 50 hours (5 days)

Cost: $1370

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