Senior Pathway

COMMUNITY COURSES

NZF Senior Level 1 Coaching Award

This first step for coaches of adult players provides information on how to organise enjoyable coaching sessions working on specific areas of technical development. Looking at areas such as “warm ups”, “what to do on game day” and “benefits of small sided games”, it is an informative starting point for coaches looking for guidance on the best way to coach adults.

Content covered:

  • Structure of a coaching session
  • Meeting adult footballers’ needs
  • Warm ups & cool downs
  • Coaching Styles
  • Designing coaching sessions for technical outcomes

Duration: 8 hours

Cost: $150


ADVANCED COURSES


NZF Senior Level 2 Coaching AwardFollowing on from the Senior Level 1 Coaching Award, this course focuses on analysing football and creating practices to help your team to improve. It also concentrates more on the “how” to coach adult players, meaning that coaches are able to apply coaching techniques at the right time to ensure team development.

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 – pre season
  • Developing a coaching process
  • Plan, prepare, conduct and evaluate a game training session
  • Manage senior players

Duration: 50 hours (5 days)

Cost: $1050 (Fee includes: Lunch, NZF Coach Education Apparel, Course Tuition, Resources and Assessment)

* the SL2CA runs concurrently with the YL3CA. This presents an ideal opportunity for coaches to complete both courses and can be undertaken by completing an additional day of instruction at a cost of $140.


OFC / NZF B LicenceThe Senior Level 3 Coaching Award has been created to provide higher level learning for coaches wishing to offer their players the best training environment possible. Looking even deeper into areas covered in Senior Level 2 but also new subjects such as “Player & Team Management” and “Creating a Performance Culture”, this course will enable coaches to plan high level activities for a complete season. The NZF Senior Level 3 Coaching Award has been accredited as the equivalent of a Oceania “B” License, ensuring that the qualification is recognised across the world.

Content covered:

  • Match analysis
  • The NZF philosophy and vision
  • The NZF team model
  • The professional coach model
  • The application of the coaching process
  • Plan, prepare, conduct and evaluate a game training session
  • Communicating with senior footballers
  • Periodised planning – football conditioning for senior footballers
  • Match management
  • Player & team management

Duration: 120 hours (12 days)

Pre-requisite: NZF Senior Level 2, NZF Youth Level 3, or overseas equivalent, e.g UEFA/AFC C License

Cost: $2030 (Fee includes: Lunch, NZF Coach Education Apparel, Course Tuition, Resources and Assessment)

If you would like to register your interest in any of the Community or Advanced Courses below, or would like more information about the Coach Education Pathway, please contact Auckland Football Federation Development Officer Nic Downes

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