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Grassroots Introduction to Coaching

Course requirements:

14 years of age and above can apply.

Course outline:

This attendance based Award is aimed at volunteers, parents, teachers, and aspiring or existing coaches
working in the area of Grassroots Football with children between the ages of 5 - 12. The course is 4
hours in duration, with both theoretical and practical content. Participants who complete the course will
be presented with the CONFCAL Grassroots Introduction to Coaching Booklet and Certificate.
This football certificate costs ₦10,000 per person.

CONFCAL B Licence Part 2

Course entrance requirements

Successful completion of ‘B’ Licence Part 1

Course outline

Practical Assessment

A total of three practical assessments will be taken as follows:
The two during the period of the Residential Week will be a Functional Practice, either defensive or
attacking; and 9v9 on the Principles of Play. The third assessment will be on a Functional Practice
developed into a Phase of Play.
The candidate must achieve a Pass Standard in the three practical assessments.
If the candidate fails to meet the required practical standards he/she will be permitted to have a
maximum of two further re-assessments.
The duration of the course will be 7 days
On attaining the above criteria the candidate will receive a CONFCAL ‘B’ Licence.
The focus of this course is on preparing players and teams for youth, amateur and adult league teams
below senior level.

Level 1 Coaching Award

Course entrance requirements

Anyone over 16 years of age may apply.

Course outline

To achieve this award, candidates must:
● Pass a practical assessment lasting a maximum of 15 minutes
● Complete a Player Development Task (Practical and theoretical)
● Complete a Coach Development Task (Practical and theoretical)
The course duration will be 3 days

CONFCAL A Licence

Course entrance requirements

CONFCAL ‘B’ Licence

Candidates must hold a CONFCAL‘B’ Licence as a minimum requirement for acceptance onto the CONFCAL ‘A’ Licence.

Course outline

The CONFCAL ‘A’ Licence is an advanced Coaching Award. It will include practical and theoretical
aspects

Practical

The focus will be on 11 v 11 team technical and tactical play and systems of play

Theory

Topics covered include fitness and conditioning; motivation; game analysis.
Top European National and Club coaches will conduct both practical and discussion sessions.
The focus of this course is on preparing players and teams for professional and semi-professional
Leagues or top amateur Leagues.

Assessment

Practical Coaching
Candidates will have the opportunity to be assessed twice during the course

Theory

Candidates are required to submit answers to a Theory Question Paper.
In order to complete the CONFCAL ‘A’ Licence, the candidate must pass both practical coaching
assessments, and attain a minimum mark of 65% in the theory paper..
The focus of this course is on preparing players and teams for professional and semi-professional
Leagues or top amateur Leagues.
Course content, tasks and assessments are based upon the following competencies:
● Football knowledge
● Management skills
● Personal presentation
The duration of the course is 11 days

CONFCAL B Licence Part 1

The CONFCAL ‘B’ Licence is divided into two parts . All candidates who successfully participate on Part 1
will receive a CONFCAL ‘C’ Certificate at the end, but only these candidates who satisfy the course
assessment criteria, outlined below, will be allowed to progress onto Part 2 of the CONFCAL ‘B’ Licence.

Course entrance requirements

Anyone over 18 years of age with experience of working with young players or schoolchildren. It is
essential to have obtained a CONFCAL Level 1 Award or equivalent.

Course outline

Practical Assessment

3 assessments during the week. The minimum standard to reach in assessments in order to progress to
the CONFCAL ‘B’ Licence Part 2 is 2 Passes, one of which must be the final assessment on a 4v4 session.
If the candidate fails to meet the required practical standard in the 4v4 assessment, he/she will be
permitted to have a maximum of two further re-assessments on a 4v4 topic. Candidates will be charged
for re-assessment.
The duration of the course will be 7 days
The focus of this course is preparing players and teams up to U16 level

Goalkeeping Diploma

Course entrance requirements

Candidates must have a CONFCAL Level 1 Coaching Award.

Course outline

The course will focus on:
● Coaching individual GK techniques and understanding the role of the GK within the team.
● Planning and preparing coaching sessions taking into account the GK’s specific needs.

Practical assessment

There will be two practical assessments on the course.

Coaching log book

A minimum of 20 hours of coaching goalkeeper sessions must be recorded and submitted. This Log Book
is a record of how the coach planned, conducted and evaluated the sessions. It should display evidence
of understanding the principles of goalkeeping within individual and team practices, as well as the ability
to assess the goalkeeper’s performance during training/matches.

Post course tasks will also be assigned during the final day of the course.
The candidate must achieve a Pass Standard in the two practical assessments.
If the candidate fails to meet the required standard in the assessments, the candidate will be permitted
a maximum of two further re-assessments. There will be a charge for re-assessment.

The course duration will be 5 days

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