Youth Pathway (13-19)


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: $87

NZF Youth Level 2 Coaching Award

This course builds on knowledge learnt in the Youth Level 1 Football Coaching Award, 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 NZF Youth Level 2 Coaching Award by attending all four modules.Module topics:

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

Duration: 16 hours

Pre-requisite: NZF Youth Level 1 Coaching Award

Cost: $92 per module


NZF Youth Level 3 Coaching Award
This course is for coaches looking to provide a complete coaching experience for youth footballers, enabling them to be all that they can be. With content developed from researching best practice methods from all over the world, this high level learning will allow coaches to design and conduct season long programmes for their players.

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 youth players
  • Age appropriate, holistic development of youth footballers

Duration: 50 hours (5 days)

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

* the YL3CA runs concurrently with the SL2CA. 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.

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

You can also join the Auckland Football Federation Coaches Network by liking our Facebook page here