For those holding an accredited FFA/AFC ‘B’ Licence or recognised equivalent qualification
This course sets out to educate candidates 18 years of age and older focusing on the 11 v 11 aspects of the game to apply the National Curriculum holistically to develop Semi Professional, State, and Institute/Academy and National Youth League teams.
To understand and utilise the Coach Expertise Model, in the improvement of the Performance Phase, Building Blocks and develop the key coaching competencies of Training, Match and Management.
On completion of the course, successful candidates should demonstrate knowledge and competence in the following:
The National Football Curriculum
The Objectives and Structure of Football
Have developed and articulated their Philosophy and Vision
Developed and articulated a Team Model
Apply the Coach Expertise Model
Analyse Football and be aware of a variety of Team Models, Styles, tactics and Strategies
Plan, Prepare, Conduct and Evaluate Training
The Management of Self and Others
Complete a Season Periodisation Plan
Who should do this Course
The course is the third step on the FFA pathway to become a professional coach. Needless to say if you have completed your FFA/AFC ‘C’ & ‘B’ License’s in Australia you will be familiar with all elements of the National Curriculum, The FFA Team Model and the Coach Expertise Model. However, if the ‘A’ Licence is the first course you have taken with the FFA or the first course recently, then you need to become familiar with the FFA course content. We recommend that all candidates make sure they are fully familiar with the documents outlined below.
As part of FFAs strategic plan to improve the quality of experience and learning outcomes for coaches on the FFA/AFC A Licence course, an application process is being implemented (from courses started in 2018 and beyond) and limited places on course being offered.
To determine which candidates will be accepted on the course, you are asked to submit a Football CV as part of your application. Your submission should include the following:
Current and previous coaching positions held Any other relevant experiences in Education and/or Football Submission of a video of a recently conducted session (not your assessment) offering insight into how you may have addressed key action plan points outlined in your B Licence Assessment. This is not mandatory, however may assist you in your application. References and/or letter(s) of recommendation of your preparedness to complete the course
Once applications have been received, the following will be considered as key criteria in determining places on course;
Quality of B Licence Assessment Submission (or subsequent video provided in the Football CV addressing action plan points raised in the assessors B Licence feedback). Coaches currently involved in an HAL/W League club academy, talented player pathway program or Performance Phase NPL/WNPL team. Strength and quality of your Football CV (experience), offering evidence of the coaches willingness to seek education outside of formal coaching courses via various development opportunities.
Applications will close on the 21st July 2019.
The FFA Coaching Unit will review all applications and notify applicants of their place on the course by the 29th July 2019. Should your application be successful, you will be required to make payment by the 6th August 2019. If payment is not confirmed by this date, your position on course will be automatically removed. Should you be unsuccessful you will be placed on the waiting list if places become available after the final payment cut off.
Further, please disregard the invoice that is automatically generated after registering for this course as this is NOT a valid invoice; it is merely a confirmation of your application to obtain a place on the FFA/AFC 'A' Licence.
If you have any questions, please get in contact with us.