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Shropshire FA Development & Courses
Due to the impact of face-to-face delivery suffered during this pandemic FA Learning have had to re-evaluate the delivery of all FA courses with immediate effect.
Shropshire FA have taken the decision not to run any further coaching courses for the remainder of 2020.
During January & February 2021 FA Learning will be closed to all learners whilst they prepare for the transition to on-line learning. We have been informed that from March 2021 FA Level 1/2 Coaching, FA Safeguarding, FA Emergency Aid (IFAIF), Goalkeeping Level 1/2, Welfare Officer Workshop, Referee course, Level 1/2 Futsal will all be available as online courses.
By the end of the 2021 season all new coaches must of completed the ‘New’ Playmaker (link below in course description), new online Level 1 along with the new online Emergency Aid (IFAIF) & Safeguarding Children.
• The FA Playmaker – following on from previous announcements, we’re delighted to confirm that The FA Playmaker will be launched nationally w/c 3 August. You can enrol here. You’ll need to login with your FAN and password so ensure you have this handy.
The FA Playmaker is a new entry-level football course for volunteers in the grassroots game. It is open to anyone 14+, it’s completely free, all online and requires no previous football experience or qualifications before signing up. It has been launched in consultation with the National Game Board to deliver the following strategic aims
• Educate and engage people on the periphery of football such as parents of youth players and encourage volunteering
• Provide an appropriate workforce for FA participation programmes so County FAs can better meet national game KPIs
• Widen the diversity of our volunteer pool, support growth in women’s and girls’ football, and help better engage people from BAME and LSEG backgrounds
Completing the course will provide people with the knowledge and skills to help a ‘named coach’ in youth football teams and / or an ‘FA Lead Playmaker’ on FA participation programmes, with the delivery of football.
FA Level 1 in Coaching Football
The first stepping-stone on The FA's core coaching pathway, this course introduces you to coaching football, working with players from U7 to open age and offers an insight into the English game - how it's played and how to support the development of future players.