Advanced Courses and Pathway

Advanced Pathway

Advanced Coaching

FFA/AFC 'C' Youth and Senior Licence:
7 day course with additional pre, during and post course tasks. The course focuses on introducing key processes around how to analyse football, plan/prepare training sessions, conduct training and evaluate. These processes focus on the coaches understanding of, and ability to bring to life FFAs Vision and Philosophy, therefore covering the Football Coaching Process and National Curriculum in detail. There are 2 offerings (Youth and Senior). Candidates on either course pathway complete Part 1 covering the same content, then split for Part 2 to complete the specific 4 day Youth or Senior course component.

FFA/AFC 'B' Licence:
12 day course (separated by a minimum of 2 month break between parts 1 and 2) involving on course, distance learning and post course tasks. The course focuses on reinforcing and expanding the coaches understanding and ability to refine in greater detail key processes around how to analyse football, plan/prepare training sessions, conduct training and evaluate. These processes focus on the coaches understanding of and ability to bring to life FFAs Vision and Philosophy (V and P), therefore covering the Football Coaching Process and National Curriculum in further detail. Coaches are challenged to start to articulate their own V and P which would influence their methodology. 2 days focused on periodisation linked to developing football specific fitness is delivered.

FFA/AFC 'A' Licence:
15 day course (separated by a min 6 month break between parts 1 and 2) involving on course, distance learning and post course tasks. The course revolves around challenging and refining a coaches own personal V and P. Coaches are to develop and/or refine their current processes shaped around the Coach Expertise Model (of Training, The Match and Management) in order to bring to life their V and P. There is greater emphasis on the level of detail expected of coaches when approaching tasks (both practical and theoretical). Coaches are exposed to varied types of playing styles, tactics and concepts employed by teams/players at the highest level. Coaches are also introduced to different approaches around how to help players prepare, perform and recover physically for football played at a high level with a 3.5 day fitness component. A number of high profile guests or off site experiences are usually incorporated or planned around the course itself linking to specific modules or course outcomes.

FFA/AFC Professional Diploma:
20 day course (four 5 day modules) involving on significant course, distance learning and post course tasks. The course revolves around four areas: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Culture, & The Business of Football

The course has a heavy focus on leadership, both on and off the field, and dealing with the pressures of being a professional coach. The course has been designed based on the feedback and experiences of professional coaches to better prepare them to handle the complexities of the role.  

Goalkeeping Courses

FFA Level 1 GK Licence:
7 day course involved pre, during and post course tasks. Consists of 2 days generic ( Part 1 ) C Licence and 5 days goalkeeper course. The course focuses on introducing key processes around how to analyse football, plan/prepare training sessions, conduct training and evaluate. These processes focus on the coaches understanding of, and ability to bring to life FFAs Vision and Philosophy, therefore covering the Football Coaching Process and National Curriculum in detail in regard to the goalkeeper.

These processes focus on the coaches understanding of Skill acquisition and Game training  involving primarily 2 to 4 goalkeepers. Game sense approach involving Perception/Decision Making and Execution with particular emphasis on Technique Execution. Role of the goalkeeper and goalkeeper coach and talent Id. Mock practice on course and instructor led model sessions.

FFA Level 2 GK Licence:
6 day course involved pre, during ( group presentations )and post course tasks. The course focuses on introducing key processes around how to analyse football, plan/prepare training sessions, conduct training and evaluate. These processes focus on the coaches understanding of, and ability to bring to life FFAs Vision and Philosophy, therefore covering the Football Coaching Process and National Curriculum in detail in regard to the goalkeeper.

These processes focus on the coaches understanding of Perception/Decision Making and Execution in conducting Skill acquisition and Game training practices involving the goalkeeper. Game sense approach involving coaches working with 2 goalkeepers and 6 players. Distribution and goalkeeper performance analysis is conducted throughout the course. Physical preparation and Psychological development and match competencies addressed. Mock practice on course and instructor led model sessions.

FFA Level 3 GK Licence:  
6 day course (Two 3 day modules) involving on significant course, distance learning and post course tasks. The course revolves around four areas: Leading Self, Leading Others, Leading Culture

The course has a heavy focus on leadership as Head of goalkeeping, both on and off the field., Detailed analysis, profiling goalkeepers, periodisation, fitness testing, set plays and physical and mental preparation of the goalkeeper in preparation of being a professional goalkeeper coach. Use of modern technology is utilised with expert facillators instructing on course.The course has been designed based on the UEFA GK  A Licence .  

Futsal Courses

AFC Futsal Level 1:
6 day course being the entry point for Futsal coaches. The course has a focus on the development of players individual technique and tactics, an introduction to dualities and transition.  The AFC coaching process and methodology are introduced, with both instructor and participant led practical sessions. Participants are required to successfully demonstrate an understanding of the coaching process and methodology in an on course practical, as well as a dissertation.

AFC Futsal Level 2:
The AFC Futsal level 2 course is a 7 day course with a focus on dualities and groups of 3 within the game. The level 2 course expands on concepts of training the individual players role within group situations,  transitional play, Goal Keeper techniques, set plays and an understanding of the physiological aspects of players and the effects of training. Participants are required to demonstrate understanding through two practicals.

Visit our Find a Course page HERE to view all our upcoming advanced courses. 

* Please note that all ‘B’ Licence Courses and ‘A’ Licence Courses can only be located by searching the type of course/time frame only when entering the MyFootballClub website.

Majority of the ‘C’ Licence courses are run by their respective State Member Federation, and can be located through the above instructions, and narrowing down by State. Additionally, visiting their respective websites will also provide you with the relevant information.

Registrations for all Advanced Coaching Courses close one month prior to the course commencement date. Late applications may be considered if there is availability. A late fee of up-to 10% may be applicable.

For any questions regarding the Advanced Coaching Courses/Pathway, please email technical@ffa.com.au with your inquiry.