The FA Coaching Disabled Footballers course

FA Coaching Disabled Footballers

Course Overview

Minimum Age: 16

Course Duration: 6 hours (theory and practical)

Price: TBC

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This course is designed to provide you with ideas and practices for the inclusion of disabled players in football sessions, whether in mainstream or impairment specific sessions.

- Long term player development (LTPD)
- Disabled people and football
- Qualities of a good coach
- Communication
- Safety and impairment - specific considerations
- Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
- Planning and organising coaching sessions
- Implementation of the inclusion spectrum in coaching sessions
- Disability player pathways

Course Pre-requisites

  • Hold Introduction to Coaching Football


Having attended the course you should feel more confident and able to:

  • Apply and extend you existing coaching skills to meet the needs of players with a range of impairments
  • Establish basic communication skills for coaching disabled footballers
  • Use appropriate terminology
  • Identify appropriate safety and medical considerations
  • Plan a wide range or coaching sessions for disabled players
  • Use the inclusion spectrum to plan your coaching sessions to include disabled players or provide alternative appropriate opportunities

Available Dates

Unfortunately there are no available dates.

Important Information

We adhere to a strict cancellation policy and by enrolling onto our course you agree to have read and agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions.

No dates available?

If you are interested in taking this course but there are no courses currently planned, let us know and we will add you to the waiting list! As soon as a course is organised you will be the first to know.



We will be running a course soon, please email our Disability Football Development Officer, Scott Russell, using the details opposite and you will be added to the waiting list. As soon as a course is confirmed we will let you know and you can secure your place

Learners need to possess their FA Level 1 Coaching Qualification
This course is for those wanting to gain an understanding of how coaching skills and techniques can be applied and adapted to coach footballers with a mental or physical disability/impairment. It is recommended to all coaches so they are prepared and able to offer safe and enjoyable sessions to all players.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01432 342179
(8am - 4pm Monday - Friday)

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