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Kickstart Courses

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Kickstart Courses

Working with our FAI Development officers officers Dublin City Sports & Wellbeing partnership offers Kickstart 1 (PDP1) , 2 (PDP2) and Youth intro (PDP3) , See below for more information on what each course entails.

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Kickstart 1 (PDP1)

This 8 hour course is designed to assist parents and coaches in how to plan, organise and implement FUN game orientated activities. Parents and coaches will acquire specific knowledge of the development of young players aged between 6-9 years, with an emphasis on FUNdamental movement skills. The course aims to provide parents and coaches with the ability to create a fun, safe and enjoyable environment, coaches will learn how to create structured theme based sessions.

Kickstart 2 (PDP2)

In this 16 Hour course, Coaches will learn about the Player Development Plan and the development of players aged between 9-12 years. Coaches will develop through discussion, observation, identifying, listening, questioning, recording and feedback.

Coaches will plan, organise, implement and analyse their own coaching sessions.

Youth intro (PDP3)

The course is designed to assist coaches working within the youth game and working with players between the ages of 12-16. The course is a mixture of theory and practical and see’s participants completing both in course and post course assignments.

To book a course Please follow the link below or Contact your Local FAI officer

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