Glyndwr University plans football coach training

August 25, 2016 by  

Print company in Wrexham printing services Wrexham Glyndwr University (WGU) is teaming up with the Football Association of Wales (FAW) to teach football coaching.

WGU will bring out a degree course in Football Coaching and the Performance Specialist in time for students to participate later this year. The FAW is on board to support the fresh qualification following the successful progress of the Welsh national side at the UEFA European Championship in the summer. Print company in Brochure printers in Wrexham printing services Brochure printers in Wrexham may include the course when promoting the university in the future.

Pamela Richards, a leader within the School of Social and Life Sciences, said:

“The Football Coaching degree is designed in partnership with the FAW to prepare students who want to work as a coach or performance specialist. Students on the programme will work towards the Football Association of Wales (FAW) Level 2 (UEFA C) and Level 3 (UEFA B) coaching Licenses.”

Richards, who has personal experience of international hockey coaching, said that successful students will be able to engage with football coaching at the level of grassroots sport. However, she added that those who complete the course will also have the skills necessary to work at higher levels in the game.

Furthermore, Richards made clear that personal development and professional development will be on the curriculum. The course will focus on psychology, physiology, training techniques and performance analysis. The context of sport will also be researched.