The aim of the Level 2 course, through its 8 modules, is to provide coaches with the tools, skills and knowledge to coach a more creative players that can solve problems to unpredictable situations. This highly practical, interactive, challenging and stimulating course helps coaches to understand how to coach creative players for all formats of the beautiful game. We explain how players learn and how we can adapt our coaching style to maximize their learning. Coaches will learn how to develop physical intelligence, perception, movement vocabulary, awareness and decision making abilities in players. We look in detail at how coaches can create an optimal learning environment which is engaging and exciting for players. The course also examines how creativity is nurtured through coaching (and how many coaches also quash it!). We look at the role of deliberate play and how it impacts on performance, learning and how to nurture creativity. Coaches will learn how to design and structure coaching session, how to deliver the STARTS warm up, problem solving games and Skill Development.
At the end of the course coaches will have a range of tools that will significantly improve them as a coach in terms of developing creative players and will have a desire to implement a range of these psychological, philosophical and practical elements into their sessions as soon as possible. A select few may wish to progress to Level 3 to become a coach educator and perhaps develop a living out of being a Creative Soccer Coach.