Coaching Courses

ANFA / AFC License Courses

ANFA / AFC A License Course

To attend this course all applicants must have completed (and passed) the (updated) ANFA/AFC B Diploma or currently hold an AFC B Licence or AFC A Licence as minimum criteria.

This Course is designed for Coaches in the advanced pathway with the ambition to work in the Professional environment or Coaches interested in furthering their knowledge, a Licence update or develop a better understanding of the ANFA Football Philosophy and the National Playing Style. This Course also encourages Coaches to develop their own Philosophy based their own beliefs and preferred playing style.

In addition to the above the Course outcomes we hope to achieve are a better understanding of Match Day, Match Analysis, Developing a periodisation plan. 

The course will also cover the many additional expectations of the Head Coach in a modern Elite environment such as Media, Strength & Conditioning, Nutrition, Managing Staff, Team Building and Match Day Management etc.

Coaches will be required to pass an exam and submit both individual session plans and long term plans (annual plan) to acquire the A Diploma.

All exams and submissions will be completed within the specified time frame. The A Diploma will be valid for 3 years after completion of the course and attendance at workshops, course updates or online updates will be required to maintain accreditation beyond 3 years.

These updates will be made available to all registered coaches.

All courses will be advertised on our website if you wish to find out about the next available course in your area click here and you will be redirected to our courses. 

All applications must be made through the on-line process.

ANFA / AFC B License Course

To attend a B Diploma all applicants must have completed (and passed) the (updated) ANFA C Licence Course, the Youth Course or currently hold a AFC B Licence or AFC A License as minimum criteria.

This Course is designed for Coaches in the advanced pathway with the ambition to work in the Professional environment or Coaches interested in furthering their knowledge, a License update or develop a better understanding of the ANFA Football Philosophy and the National Playing Style.

In addition to the above the Course outcomes we hope to achieve are a better understanding of Match Day, Match Analysis, Developing a periodisation plan and a more detailed insight to support staff their roles and responsibilities.

It will also include a more detailed look at conducting a training session based on your match analysis and the relationship between training and the ANFA Philosophy and National Playing style.

Coaches will be required to pass an exam and submit both individual session plans and long term plans (6 week plan) to acquire the B Diploma.

All exams and submissions will be completed within the specified time frame. The B Diploma will be valid for 3 years after completion of the course and attendance at workshops, course updates or online updates will be required to maintain accreditation beyond 3 years.

These updates will be made available to all registered coaches.

All courses will be advertised on our website if you wish to find out about the next available course in your area click here and you will be redirected to our courses. 

All applications must be made through the on-line process.

ANFA ADVANCED YOUTH COACHING COURSE

This Specific Course is designed for the advanced coach working with players between the ages of 9 -17 years.

This course will introduce to you the ANFA Playing and Coaching Philosophy including our National Playing Style.

The outcomes we aim to achieve are clear understanding of the physical and mental characteristics of youth players. We discuss the player centered approach to coaching and long-term phase of youth development.

Coaches will learn how to design training based on specific (long term) planning to develop the skills required to perform at the highest level. 

Coaches will be required to pass an exam and submit both individual session plans and long term plans (6 week plan) to acquire the Youth License Coaching License.

All exams and required submissions will be completed on course. The Advanced Youth License will be valid for 3 years after completion of the course and attendance at workshops, course updates or online updates will be required to maintain accreditation beyond 3 years. These updates will be made available to all registered coaches.

All courses will be advertised on our website if you wish to find out about the next available course in your area click here and you will be redirected to our courses. 

All applications must be made through the on-line process.

ANFA C License Course

Coaches interested in the advanced pathway with ambition to coach in a Professional Environment or for Coaches interested in furthering their knowledge, a license update or develop a better understanding of the ANFA Football Philosophy and National Playing Style.

This Course incorporates an introduction to match analysis that forms the basis of all our session planning. We look at identifying Football Problems or Football opportunities’, defining Football problems and designing training to develop methods that help players recognize & solve these problems. 

The Course also includes participants (individual or groups) conducting training sessions that are filmed and reviewed on course with insights to the player centered approach to coaching. All sessions will be reviewed and feedback provided to increase our learning opportunities.

Coaches will be required to pass an exam and submit both individual session plans and long term plans (6 week plan) to acquire the C License.

All exams and submissions will be completed on course. The Advanced Youth License will be valid for 3 years after completion of the course and attendance at workshops, course updates or online updates will be required to maintain accreditation beyond 3 years.

These updates will be made available to all registered coaches.

All courses will be advertised on our website if you wish to find out about the next available course in your area click here and you will be redirected to our courses. 

All applications must be made through the on-line process.

COMMUNITY COACHING COURSE

The ANFA Community Course is designed to assist the Coach with an introduction to modern coaching and a basic understanding of how to conduct a training session as well as guidelines for coaching youth players (12years and above) up to and including the amateur Senior player.

This course is aimed at Coaches in a non-professional environment. We will help you with ideas on how to structure a training session and how you design your training to improve your player’s technique and basic understanding of team principles, formations and fun. 

Community Football is still a place for playing with friends and having fun but it is also a place where players can be ‘late developers’ and therefore it is still important the coach designs training to support this process. 

There is no final examination at the end of this 2-day course but to pass you must get involved and have fun! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and share special moments. We look forward to seeing you on our next course. All courses will be advertised on our website if you wish to find out about the next available course in your area click here and you will be redirected to our courses.

All applications must be made through the on-line process.

GRASSROOTS COACHING COURSE - Lets Play!

The ANFA Grassroots Course is designed to provide a basic understanding of our sport’s values and our objectives for coaching children between 6-12 years’ of age. The Course will also include insights to the skills required to play the game with more enjoyment and the best methods to teach these skills.

The Course is conducted in 1 day and includes a short theory presentation followed by practical sessions presented by Course facilitators. Group work and Individual presentations will be combined throughout the Course in a safe friendly engaging environment.

There is no final examination at the end of the day but to pass you must get involved and have fun! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends and share special moments. We look forward to seeing you on our next course. All courses will be advertised on our website if you wish to find out about the next available course in your area click here and you will be redirected to our courses. 

All applications must be made through the on-line process.

AFC Fitness Courses

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Level 1B

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Level 2A

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Level 2B

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AFC Futsal Level Courses

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Level 2

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Level 3

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AFC Goalkeeping Courses

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Level 2

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Level 3

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