Coaching Deaf Footballers

This is a useful addition to Coaching Disabled Footballers and British Sign Language for Football Courses, and is a 6 hour course designed to give coaches ideas and guidance on how to adapt to include deaf players in coaching sessions and match situations at their club.

The FA Coaching Deaf Footballers course

Course Description

The FA Coaching Deaf Footballers workshop course is designed to provide football coaches and teachers with ideas and practices for the inclusion of deaf players in football sessions within mainstream or impairment specific sessions. Our experienced team of FA qualified tutors provide a quality service designed to support candidates through the course ensuring that individual needs are catered for.

Course Aims and Objectives

This course will provide an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and enjoyable coaching sessions for deaf players. It is ideally suited to those working with groups of young players and/or teams.

Course Content


• Apply and extend existing coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of players
• Feel confident in coaching deaf footballers
• Improve  awareness  of  deafness  and  provide  better  understanding  of  the  needs  of  deaf footballers
• Use basic communication skills for coaching deaf footballers
• Use basic British Sign Language signs appropriate to coaching football sessions
• Identify appropriate safety and medical considerations
• Plan a range of coaching sessions that include deaf footballers
• Understand how to include deaf footballers in a match situation
• Understand  the  player  pathways  available  for deaf  footballers including the appropriate structures for competition

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).

Course Pre-requisites

1''4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football

Period of Registration

12 months

Course Duration

Six hours

Successful Completion

A non examinable assessment is via successful completion of:

• Full attendance on course
• Practical delivery of a 15 minute practical coaching activity based on a specific skill and age group 
   which demonstrates safe practice, organisation, enjoyment and progression to meet the needs of the players.

Next course:

Venue:       Cranbrook Education Campus, Tillhouse Road, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3EE    
Date:    Thursday 11 May 2017    
Times:    9.30 am - 5 pm    
Tutor:    Paul Harrison    
Cost:    £35    

To book a place please contact Annie Watts on  01626 325914, or you can BOOK ONLINE by clicking HERE


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