In a word, no. Naturally, any kind of coaching course requires a basic skills base, just as it requires a basic understanding of the game and its principles, but coaching is about passing on instructions, techniques and knowledge rather than to perform yourself.
Goalkeeping level 1 is a fairly straightforward course anyway, featuring warm-ups, cool downs and basic techniques including footwork, positioning, handling and diving.
As the season draws to a close I am already thinking about next season and some of the better players are showing they could easily move from the team they are in to older teams that would benefit from having their abilities. How do I make the decision to push them up or not? MORE
My players struggle with fast passing in the final third – their control won’t let them use short attacking passes to rip open the heart of a strong opposition defence. Do I have to go back to basics to get them to pass at speed under pressure? MORE
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