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Irish FA’s Coaching Disabled Footballers Award Level 1

Course Entrance Requirements:
Candidates must be at least 16 years of age or over.

Course Outline:
This coaching award is attendance based and will consist of theoretical and practical sessions. The award is at an introductory level and is designed to provide coaches with information and practical examples of how best to coach players with disabilities. There is no pre-requisite for this course although it is designed for coaches, teachers and volunteers already working or intending to work with disabled footballers.

Once booked on to the CDFA Level 1 course, you will have the opportunity to complete the online 'Irish FA Safeguarding Young Children in Sport' modules, which are included as part of your course fee.

The disabled groups in focus are learning disability, physical disabilities, visual and hearing impairments. Course content includes disability awareness, safety considerations, communication, session planning, adapting sessions and practical working with players with disability.

Candidates should bring appropriate clothing and footwear for a practical session. Candidates should also bring a pen, notepad, a drink and a snack.

The course is four hours in duration involving 3 hours of task related theory and one hour of practical coaching. Participants will receive a certificate and coaching resources on completion.

Class name Region Venue Date Time Cost    
Irish FA Level 1 CDFA, Larne FC April 2024 Mid and East Antrim Larne FC 28/04/2024 - 28/04/2024 13.00 - 17.00 £40.00
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Irish FA Level 1 CDFA, Lurgan Town FC May 2024 Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Lurgan Town FC 15/05/2024 - 15/05/2024 17.00 - 21.00 £40.00
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Irish FA Level 1 CDFA, Stranmillis June 2024 Belfast Stranmillis College 09/06/2024 - 09/06/2024 10:00 - 14:00 £40.00
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