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Re: UEFA C Licence Coach

By AgentEves14/6 17:48Mon Jun 14 17:48:49 2021In response to UEFA C Licence Coach

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I feel like your criticisms of the course are a bit unfair. The point of the FA Level 2 license is to teach people how to properly structure a training session. It isn't about the actual content, but more about how to deliver the content.

For the average volunteer coach, the Level 2 is a good course. It helps those people who turn up to a training session and just organize a game for an hour, because they don't know what else to do. Let's be real, how many sessions when you were growing up as a kid consisted of 15 minutes of mindless shooting at the goal and then a match?

Your complaints that every coach is taught exactly the same feels like you're missing the point. The Level 2 course isn't about teaching tactics, it's about teaching skilled-based sessions. The skill-technique-game structure (I assume that's still what they're teaching) allows a coach to properly structure their session in a way that progresses through three clearly defined sections and allows the players to practice the skill-of-the-day through increasingly difficult scenarios (unopposed, opposed, and a game scenario). If you're teaching your team about tactics, then you wouldn't use the skill-technique-game model, you'd use the model you get taught on the Level 3 course (which is more about using in-game scenarios to introduce and solve problems). The same goes for fitness - which you also complained about - because obviously you don't use the skill-technique-game scenario for fitness either.

So while your point about being able to do whatever you want as soon as you pass the course is true, hopefully most people don't just abandon what they learned. And if they do, what was the point in taking the course? The 'skill-technique-game' model is a good one, and would vastly improve the majority of training sessions.

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