FA Goalkeeping Coaching Award Level 2

Who is it for?

The course is for candidates wanting to build on the skills learnt in the Level 1. The courses teaches candidates how to understand and coach basic individual goalkeeping techniques. Coaches will get a better understanding of how to plan and prepare progressive technical and skills practices, ensuring the health and safety of all. The practical elements include dealing with one on one situations and handling crosses.


Course duration

Minimum of 18 hours or 3 days


Course content

The practical element of the course will provide candidates with the following:

  • Specific goalkeeping warm ups and cool downs
  • Coaching basic individual goalkeeping techniques and skills including footwork, general handling techniques, shot stopping, dealing with crosses, and goalkeeper distribution and communication
  • Understanding how to develop and improve the goalkeeping skills/ techniques
  • Planning and preparing progressive skill/ technical practices
  • Maintaining the health and safety of the players and other coaches
  • Maintaining the high standards of conduct to promote Association Football

The theoretical elements of the course will:

  • Consolidate the key technical aspects of goalkeeping together with the role of the Goalkeeper Coach
  • The development of young goalkeepers
  • A consideration of growth and development


Course pre-requisites

1st4sport Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Football


Course assessment

Assessment is via successful practical delivery of a 20 minute goalkeeping coaching topic. 

Please note: Candidates can be reassessed within a 24 month period from registration


How to apply

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