The course, which begins on the 14th of September, will be led by Sarah McQuade, our Coach Development Mentor with over 20 years of experience working in sports coach education. It will run over an 8-week period, comprising live and recorded webinars, online learning, forums, discussions and course assessment and diploma certification endorsed by United Soccer Coaches.
This course explores possibly the most important skill to getting better as a coach, which is the ability to critically reflect on how we do what we do so that we might do it differently and better in the future.
This one day course trains you as an MHFA Champion, giving you:
• An understanding of common mental health issues
• Knowledge and confidence to advocate for mental health awareness
• Ability to spot signs of mental ill health
• Skills to support positive wellbeing
This is the first module of the conditioning series and outlines the fundamental philosophies that all coaches should be aware of when planning and creating their season. It includes an overview of the series, as well as the philosophies of both Mark and Nick and the framework they recommend to maximise your teams physical capacity, from grassroots to professional soccer.