Junior Football Leaders

FA Junior Football Leaders Course

Shropshire FA are looking to help potential Young Leaders with their development by offering a Junior Football Leaders Award


This course provides a basic introduction to leadership skills required when involved in football. The course will primarily introduce 4 areas:

Assisting football activity sessions,
An introduction to refereeing,
Helping with a team  
Different football events  

In addition to these areas, respect, promoting the game & developing the game will be embedded during the Guided Learning Hours.

The aim of the course is to provide learners with a basic understanding of Leadership skills that may be used within the game and beyond. In the first instance the young leaders should be supported by more experienced qualified people within the game to support their development.

Course content:
Introduction to the course:-
Introductions, warm-up games, getting to know YOU

Assisting football activity session:-
Different ways of support, creating a safe learning environment, creating session plans

Introduction to refereeing:-
What is a referee, whistle techniques, signalling, ball in and out of play, challenging spectators/players

Helping with a team:-
Preparing for a game, managing expectations, warm-up and cool down

Different football events:-
Introduction to three different formats of play, RESPECT programme, supporting leagues

Practical involvement: 
Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning (however inability to participate will not prevent successful completion of the award).

Pre requisites: Must be at least 12 years of age

Cost: £10.50 per participant

Date: Wednesday 4th April 2018

Time: 10am – 4pm

Venue:  Telford College of Arts & Technology (TCAT


If you are interested or would like further information, please email Eve Bailey, Football Development Officer: eve.bailey@shropshirefa.com or book on course.

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