Youth Coaching


NZF Youth Level 1 Coaching Award

This course is ideal for coaches who want to work with groups of young players aged 13-19 years and provides a fantastic insight into how to coach football at this important age. Full of modern coaching sessions that emphasise developing players in a fun environment, it is a great introduction for anyone with an interest in the youth game.

Content covered:

  • The playing environment
  • Meeting youth footballers’ needs
  • Dealing with difference
  • How to progress / regress activities

Duration: 4 hours

Cost: $80


NZF Youth Level 2 Coaching Award

This course builds on knowledge learnt in the Youth Level 1, offering the chance for enthusiastic coaches to holistically develop their players and ready them for the adult game. This course will help coaches develop their footballers not only as players, but as people too. Provided in a modular structure, coaches are able to select particular modules to suit their needs or complete the Youth Level 2 by attending all four modules.

Module topics:

  • Tactical Coaching (4 hours)
  • Player Centred Coaching (4 hours)
  • Developing Technique & Skill (4 hours)
  • Football Fitness (4 hours)

Duration: 16 hours

Pre-requisite: NZF Youth Level 1 Coaching Award

Cost: $80 per module



NZF Youth Level 3 / Senior Level 2 Coaching Awards

This course provides coaches with the framework and methodology to become a professional, ‘expert’ coach. The focus of the course is on identifying football problems and designing realistic game situations to address those problems. It also concentrates on “how” to coach youth or senior players by creating appropriate game environments and guiding players with tasks to effectively engage them in a learning process. The YL3 runs concurrently with the SL2, allowing coaches to gain both accreditations.

Content covered:

  • Match analysis
  • The objectives and structure of football
  • The NZF philosophy and vision
  • The NZF team model
  • The professional coach model
  • Periodised planning
  • Plan, prepare, conduct and evaluate a game training session
  • Manage senior players
  • Manage youth players
  • Age appropriate, holistic development of youth footballers

Duration: 60 hours (6 days)

Cost: $1370



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