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I noticed that there were a few threads on becoming a coach, as well as an official one but I felt that I wanted to create one of my own.

I started thinking about it 3 years ago after speaking to someone throught work who's hubby is a coach.

She said that if you have the ambition you could get through the courses quickly.

I know of the courses and all that but I dont know what else has to be done.

Is a college/university degree in sports etc. essential? I know it would do no harm but is it mandatory?

Obviously because I have been working full time for the last 7 years I have developed certain financial obligations so income would need to be a must if I was to choose this career path.

Can the courses be done whilst still in full time employment?

How difficult is it to actually fulfil the courses?

I am not someone who's just thought about this overnight by the way, I have had a keen interest in this for many years and would like to think I know a thing or two about the game.

If the answers are what I want to hear are positive then I think I am prepared to take a drastic but much needed change in my career direction.

Hope you guys can help :)
 

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maradona10 said:
I noticed that there were a few threads on becoming a coach, as well as an official one but I felt that I wanted to create one of my own.

I started thinking about it 3 years ago after speaking to someone throught work who's hubby is a coach.

She said that if you have the ambition you could get through the courses quickly.

I know of the courses and all that but I dont know what else has to be done.

Is a college/university degree in sports etc. essential? I know it would do no harm but is it mandatory? NO

Obviously because I have been working full time for the last 7 years I have developed certain financial obligations so income would need to be a must if I was to choose this career path.

Can the courses be done whilst still in full time employment?YES, I took days off as part of my holidays to do my courses.

How difficult is it to actually fulfil the courses?Depends on the time you have, and the level you want to attain. It's easy to get distracted by the science, and new ideas not relevant to what you need to learn.

I am not someone who's just thought about this overnight by the way, I have had a keen interest in this for many years and would like to think I know a thing or two about the game.

If the answers are what I want to hear are positive then I think I am prepared to take a drastic but much needed change in my career direction.

Hope you guys can help :)
I've highlighted my responses in bold. Hope it helps.
 

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I spoke with someone at the National Stadium today.

Theres progress and it hopefully isnt as difficult to get the ball rolling as I thought.

I've got a couple of phone numbers for youth development managers in my area who I happen to know off through Greenock Morton anyway so I'll give them a call.

What badges have you obtained so far Tony?

Cheers for your help mate.
 

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I have FAI Level 1. Doing my UEFA B in October, and also have Basic SAQ, and looking into a home study of Sports Pyschology, as well as basic Nutrition & Anatomy.
 

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Well I spoke to an ex. Professional earlier and he was very supportive of what I wanted to do.

I'm going to call him back tomorrow.

It looks like I am going to persue my Childrens coaching license, 1, 2, 3 & 4.

Might cost a bit though.

Who knows what, if any financial benefits are there for the grabs upon completion of that, I doubt any but its a start.
 

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I wish I knew mate.

All I know in the UK, well should I say Scotland, there is several processes available.

Children

Level 1 - Early Touches
Level 2 - Coaching Young Footballers
Level 3 - Coaching in the Game
Level 4 - Working with Children License (diploma)

Youth

Level 1 - Development activities
Level 2 - Coaching Youth Footballers
Level 3 - Coaching in the Game
Level 4 - Youth award
Level 5 - Youth license

Adult

Level 1 - Club coach certificate
Level 2 - UEFA (B)asic License
Level 3 - UEFA (A)dvanced License
Level 4 - UEFA Pro License

There are specialise courses available as well for Goalkeepers and disibilities.

All going well I will be doing all 4 levels in my Children's license, possibly thinking about youth at the same time.
 

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Interesting m10, and goodluck with it. I'm wondering, do you have to work your way through Child->youth-> to get to adult?

No, I think if you think you are qualified you can go onto adult straight away. Footballers do it, they would go straight for their A & B licenses then for their Pro-License.


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maradona what are the prices for those courses, Just curious
The costs vary depending on the course you want to do.

For example, for the Childrens license I am going for, its £30, £45, £45 & £550 for levels 1, 2, 3 & 4 respectively.

http://www.scottishfa.co.uk/scottish_football.cfm?curpageid=455

Thats a link and you'll be able to get the costs of each individual course.
 

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I take my F.A. Level one course in October through to December. Three Sundays and three thursday evening and I'm a coach!

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No, I think if you think you are qualified you can go onto adult straight away. Footballers do it, they would go straight for their A & B licenses then for their Pro-License.
Yeah, I think that's right, you can only coach non-league, youth and junior level tho.
 

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I take my F.A. Level one course in October through to December. Three Sundays and three thursday evening and I'm a coach!



Yeah, I think that's right, you can only coach non-league, youth and junior level tho.
Once you have the UEFA B Licence you can coach at any club in the European Union, but not the first team at the top levels.
 

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level 1 is £150
level 2 is £350
level 3 is £450
hope this helps but it all depends wat area u are in i now sum are cheaper than others i am from manchester just goin off thier prices hope that helps mate and good luck i was the excact same mate
 
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