FA Youth Award Module One

Developing The Environment. The first module of three presents a child centred approach to the development of our young players.

The award recognises the important role the coach can have upon levels of motivation and self-esteem and gives practical advice to help the coaching sessions become an “effective environment for learning”. Suitable for coaches at all levels this innovative new look at coaching will create coaches who have an understanding of children and young players as well as football.

Course Aims & Objectives 
To provide candidates who have an ongoing involvement in coaching young football players with an opportunity to improve their knowledge and confidence in coaching children in the 5-11 year group. 

Course Content 


The course will introduce some key aspects in the following: 
  • The importance of the social corner and how it links with the 4 corners. 
  • How players learn 
  • Motivation 
  • Self-Esteem 
  • Managing Mistakes 
  • Managing Physical, Technical, Social and Psychological Difference 
  • Planning Activity 

Practical elements of the course will provide an introduction to: 
  • Physical corner FUNdamental warm-ups 
  • Practical activities and games 

Practical Involvement: Candidates will be encouraged to participate practically to maximise their opportunities for learning. 

Course Pre-requisites 
  • 1st4sport Level 1 Award in Coaching Football 
  • 1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football 
  • FA Age appropriate Introductory Module + Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) 

Course Duration 

32 hours 

Suggested Format 

Four days over consecutive weekends 

Successful Completion 

Full attendance and completion of all workbook tasks.