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I am doing my level 2 football coaching and need help?

I am doing my level 2 football coaching and need help with my 12 session plans that i have to do 4 of them have to be linked can anyone help me Nigel

hi mate i passed my level 2 in october ,i did my 4 linked sessions on defeding 1/ defending recovery runs 2/ defending when disorganised 3/ defending when organised 4/ defensive heading .ask your instructor because when i did one of them said that was ok but another said it should have been on 1 topic like passing/finishing ,ok if you need any help give me a email. i had a total nightmare on my assessment so make sure your session plans are good as i think they take your pack into consideration ok m8

Hello Nigel

I too and currently doing my Level 2 and just completed the initial part of the course, which sounds very much like where your at. The FA Tutors have asked us to do 12 sessions of which like you say 4 must be linked. Spookily I have chosen the same as John and have taken his points on board. I chose Defending with the four being linked, and then was going to chose 8 random ones, in case I got them on my final assessment, this way it will give me some practice.

Hi Nigel,

It really depends on which subject you have chosen for your linked sessions, can you post what your subject matter is and perhaps I can help.

If for example you have defending, you may well begin with (1)1v1-2v2smallsided

(2) Defending in-balance (paying attention to the goalkeepers role in aiding position and encouraging the defenders in front when to hold and when to tackle).

(3) Defending out of balance (emphasis on position sliding across and anglesto discourage the pass)

(4)Breaking the block.  (Ephasise the need when in posession of good positions e.g. full-backs to the sideline as soon as goalkeeper has the ball. This encourages quick distribution and offers a release of pressure by allowing you to move out of defence more rapidly.

Hope this is helpful to you Nigel. and good luck with your Level 2

It really is about common sense. If its an Attacking topic then you start with the GK. If its a defending topic you start with the strikers.

The Key Factors of all topics should be memorised and experience of each in practical terms is a goal to aim for in your rehearsals.

Just like learning to drive, you must convince the ASSESSOR you are competent in coaching at Level 2 and NOt convince your coach educator (who ISNT assessing you)

In game coaching is all about following the structure that assessors want to see.

For the coach, its about Technique on the ball employed, Support for the ball player, then what the furthest players are doing. We call this AT THE BALL (technique), NEAR THE BALL (support play), AWAY FROM THE BALL (end product)

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