FA YAM 1 Developing the Environment

Awarded by The Football Association, the FA Youth Award - Module 1 provides candidates with an opportunity to greatly enhance their knowledge and confidence in developing young football players between 5-11 years of age. The award will focus as much on the ‘HOW’ a coach works with a young player as it is about the ‘WHAT’ of a coaching session.

Course Info

  • Minimum Age: 16 Years
  • Course Duration: 32 Hours contact time
  • Price: Online Booking £150 Per Candidate
  • Frequency: Approximately 1 scheduled per quarter
  • Pre-requisites: FA Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football or FA Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football or Qualified Teacher (QTS)    

Who is this course for?

This course is open to anyone over the age of 16 and is aimed at all coaches or teachers at all levels who wish to enhance their skills, knowledge and understanding of coaching younger players in what is widely recognised as the most important age group (5-11 yrs) in the development of football players. The course is especially beneficial if you coach or teach this age group and should you wish to progress, is the first step to further ‘youth specific’ course opportunities via the FA Youth Awards – Modules 2 & 3 or an FA Level 2 Coaching qualification.        

What can I expect from the course?

32 hours in duration, managed by an experienced and fully qualified FA Tutor, the course is typically delivered across 4 days and involves both theoretical and practical elements. This is the first course that looks specifically at the child and where they are developmentally in respect of the ‘four corners’ (Physical, Psychological, Technical and Social) before creating football coaching sessions through a number of exciting new activities tailored to the child. This course marks a progressive change in coaching philosophy, creating a truly player centred approach to the coaching and development of your young players.  

On completion of the course, you will be able to; 

  • Understand the importance of a players ‘Social’ behaviours and how it links with the ‘four corners’ model 
  • How players learn
  • Motivate & improve self esteem
  • Managing mistakes
  • Managing Physical, Technical, Psychological and Social differences
  • Planning Activity 

Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to; 

  • FUN-damental warm-ups (Physical corner)
  • Practical activities & games

How do I find out when the next available course is on?

You can find a list of FA Youth Award Module 1 courses HERE however please be aware new course dates can often be announced and occasionally existing course dates/venues are subject to change. It’s always best to check the Manchester FA website HERE to get the most up to date course information.

I’ve found the course I want – how do I enrol?

The quickest and easiest way is to enrol is via our Online Course Booking Service. The online service is available 24/7 so can be accessed at a time that suits you. It will allow you to conveniently view course details and the number of remaining places available on each course and enable you to make an instant SECURE payment which guarantee’s your place on the course at the touch of a button! Payment can be made with all major credit and debits cards.

Access to our secure online booking service can be found by visiting HERE 

If you have any questions please contact Manchester FA on 0161 203 2990 option 2 for the Football Development Team or via e-mail courses@manchesterfa.com

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