Football Queensland (FQ) will have 28 coaches that are going to complete part one of their FFA/AFC ‘B’ Licence for the state at Meakin Park this week.
FQ High Performance Officer Pat Hedges will be part of the course that includes FFA’s Alex Epakis, Redlands United Technical Director Graham Harvey and Magpies Crusaders Technical Director Anthony Alexander as instructors at this week’s ‘B’ licence course at FQ.
They will be helping aspiring coaches in the second step of the FFA advanced coach pathway.
Hedges spoke about the need to introduce these courses and programs as the demand for advanced coach education continues to grow.
As part of the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan for football in Queensland, FQ have recognised the need to improve coaching development and the opportunities for this on offer.
“This is our second course this year, and we are scheduling two or possibly three for next year on the back of a record number of ‘C’ Licences in 2019,” Hedges said.
“We are very lucky to have four instructors with differing experiences for our course this week, the benefits of which have been shared with the candidates in attendance.
“The increased instructor to candidate ratio has been very beneficial for the learning process, and the calibre of candidates produced so far has been first class.”
All coaches will participate in this course during February of 2020, with the aim being to complete part two at that time.
FQ also have plenty of upcoming coaching courses in 2020, with those interested required to register once they have a validated 8 digit FFA number.
There are programs suited to everyone, with the main ones listed below:
- ALDI Miniroos Coaching Certificate,
- Skill Training Certificate,
- Game Training Certificate,
- Senior Coaching Certificate,
- Futsal Certficiate,
- Futsal Licence,
- Community Goalkeeping Course,
- and Coaching Workshops.
Most of these programs are held during February and March next year, but some can be completed in later months.
For details about all of the coaching on offer during 2020 and how to register for a course of interest, you can find it here: https://footballqueensland.com.au/2019/12/06/growing-demand-for-advanced-coach-education-courses-in-queensland/