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FAW Football Leaders Award

The Football Leaders Award will provide a basic and engaging introduction to the organisation of football practices in a fun, safe environment with an emphasis on engaging with the young players of today.

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FAW: A new approach to modern soccer coaching education

This award provides learners with an opportunity to discover and consider the technical and social support that we, as coaches, can provide to our players, discussing various practical aspects. These include: the importance of area size, practice transitions, progressions and regressions, as well as ensuring the learner takes a closer look at themselves, their role as a coach, and how they currently share the messages they provide players.

Course Tutors

Mark Sampson

UEFA PRO Licence Coach

  • 2015 FIFA Women World Cup Bronze Medal Head Coach
  • Former England Lionesses Head Coach
  • Former Academy Manager at Premier League Club
  • 20 Years experience in Female and Male Professional Football as a Manager & Coach
  • Level 5 Coach Educator

David Gough

UEFA A Licence Coach

  • Director of coach education - Jacksonville FC
  • Former Women’s International Coach England Lionesses & Jamaica Women
  • Former Premier League Academy U18 Coach
  • 10 years experience in US Soccer
  • Former ECNL Director of Coaching
  • MSc Performance Coach
Course Features

Why you should take the course?

The FAW is recognised in UEFA as a leading Nation for coach education. The courses are recognised for creating an environment for coaches where individual personality and philosophy is embraced through the globally recognised Welsh Way Philosophy. That’s why so many high profile managers and coaches from the Premier League, International game and all over the globe have hand-picked the FAW as their destination for coach education.

Qualification for further recognised coaching certificates!

Get the FAW Football Leaders Award (Level 1) to qualify for further educations such as the FAW C-Certificate!

Remote & Anytime!

The course is solely online, can be completed in your own time and will not require attendance at a Practical Day.

6 Hours - That's it!

6 hours of Theory - that is all you need! This course can be started 24 hours after purchase!

Minimum Age!

To access this course candidates must be at least 14 years of age.

You want to start as a coach?
Start with the FAW Football Leaders Award (Level 1). It is a great opportunity to get started with your coaching career! Remote and flexible - all you need!
Mark Sampson
Technical Director



What you get after the course?

Your introduction to the world of coaching in football. Gain your first award to get your opportunity to qualify for further coaching licenses or certificates!

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