THE UEFA 'B' Level 2, FA COACHING CERTIFICATE
The UEFA 'B' Level 2 Course teaches the candidate how to coach the basic techniques of football. The course involves both written and practical work and is generally run over a 10 day period (for details of courses in your area contact your local F.A.).
Practice the drills on this website before you take the course and think about what the qualities of a good coach are. A good coach sees what is right and praises it. A good coach sees what is wrong and, recognises why it is wrong and knows how to correct it.
Learn and Practice 'The Coaching Formula'
The coaching formula gives the coach a structure on how to deliver information. It is a basic four rule system:
STOP: A method of stopping the play. This can be with a whistle or a verbal command, e.g. Stop or Freeze, which is agreed before the session with the player's.
Go into the final assessment with more knowledge than you need because this will give you more confidence. There are several coaching books available so do a little pre-course reading. When you are being assessed try to relax and enjoy the experience. You will be with like minded people so it should be a lot of fun. Be yourself and don't copy anybody. Plan your session and try to practice it with your club. Before your assessment walk around the pitch/area and try to visualise what you expect to achieve from the session
Organisation is vital
When organising the session:
During the Assessment
If you fail first time it's not the end of your coaching career. Ask the assessor for feedback on what you did well and on what you need to improve. Practice more with your club and apply for reassessment when you are ready.