Blind Football Course

Blind Football Course

SUFFOLK FA are running their first Blind football coaching course in partnership with the iCAN project of  Suffolk Sport.

Spaces are limited, a total of 24 coaches will have the chance to undertake the Blind Level 1 qualification.

When: February 11th 2017 from 9am to 4pm

Venue: Goals Soccer Centre, Ipswich

Cost: £30

Click on the link to go to the booking page for Suffolk FA to book your place on the course.

The FA Coaching Blind Footballers (CBF) Course is designed to provide football coaches with an introduction to working effectively and confidently with blind footballers.

Course Aims & Objectives

The course will provide an introduction to the organisation and delivery of safe and appropriate coaching sessions for blind players.

Candidates will:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the game in the context of the FA’s LTPD model
  • Apply and extend existing coaching skills and experience to meet the needs of blind footballers
  • Establish effective communication skills when coaching blind footballers
  • Identify appropriate and safe methods of supporting and working with blind footballers
  • Recognise the need to deliver relevant coaching sessions to effectively meet the developmental needs of the blind footballer
  • Gain an understanding of the different components of the game
  • Understand the characteristics blind footballers require to perform at a performance level of the game
  • Recognise the Player Pathway and competition structure available for blind footballers


Course Pre-requisites
  • Level 1 Certificate in Coaching Football
  • Course Duration

Six hours

  • Suggested Format

One day

  • Successful Completion

A non examinable assessment is via successful completion of full attendance on course.
Practical delivery of a 15 minute practical coaching activity based on a specific skill and age group, which demonstrates safe practice, organisation, enjoyment and progression to meet the needs of the players

Please note to access this online application, you will need a FAN (FA Number).

If have ever been involved in football or have taken an FA Qualification, it is highly likely you already have a FAN. If you do not know your FAN or password, or need to create a FAN, please use our FAN FINDER tool by clicking to register/retrieve your details.

Please be aware that if you already have a FAN, and create another FAN, this could cause delays in being confirmed on the course and any qualifications being awarded.

If you have any further questions, please contact: Taiwo Ajayi, Inclusion Sports Development Officer Suffolk Sport.

Telephone: 01394 444737