Elite Grassroots Coach

Elite Grassroots Coach

Course Name:

Elite Grassroots Coach



A coach must have completed 100 hours of Grassroots Coach Education, including any of the following:

  • Kick Start / PDP 1
  • Kick Start / PDP 2
  • 4v4 Workshop
  • 7v7 Workshop
  • Youth Intro / PDP 3
  • Adult Intro
  • National D Licence (Including Former Youth Certificate)
  • National C Licence
  • Any other workshops and or specialist entry points such as FUTSAL or Goalkeeping.


Applicants must be currently working within the Grassroots Game and have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the Grassroots Game.

Target Group:

Elite Grassroots Coaches/Administrators


50 hours

Course Learning Outcomes:

Introduction and Understanding of the Definition of an Elite Grassroot Football Coach: A lead Coach/Coaching Coordinator working in Children’s, School, Amateur, Leisure/Community or Disability Football.

Introduction and Understanding of the Profile: Elite Grassroot Football Coach: Create a culture that makes performing possible. Influence the mindset, attitude and behaviour of players, parents and coaches. This ensures a structured, specific approach that promotes a learning, recreational and personal development environment.

Introduction and understanding of the Competencies of Elite Grassroot Football Coach: This is what a candidate must master by the end of the course.

Course Outline:

  • The Way Forward – Player Development Plan
  • Course Competencies
  • PDP – Personal Development Plan
  • CDP – Club Development Plan
  • Review and Reflection of your Club
  • TNA – Training Needs Analysis for your club
  • SWOT – Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in your club
  • Roles and responsibilities within a club
  • Planning
  • Presentations Skills
  • Guest Speakers
  • Elite Coaching Observation
  • Mentorship
  • Communities of Practice