Youth Football Coaching: Developing Creative Players

by FutureLearn

Learn how to develop creative youth football players with this free online course from the University of Birmingham and the FA.



img Duration

3 Weeks

Course Details


Online Youth Football Coaching: Developing Creative Players course by Futurelearn


What topics will you cover?

  • Identifying development needs of young players

  • Examining the coaches role in promoting creative behaviours

  • Considering how different practices encourage creativity

  • Challenges in building creative environments

  • Recognising contemporary developments in research and practice


Learning on this course

  • On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify key characteristics of a creative coach

  • Assess the diverse and individual learning needs of young players

  • Design effective learning experiences for young players

  • Evaluate the impact of your practice on players’ creative development

  • Discuss your practices and beliefs with other coaches to support your development as a creative coach

  • Develop strategies to support your learning and the on-going development of your practice beyond this MOOC


Who is the course for?

  • This course has been specially created for national and international youth football coaches.

  • Online Branch

    Online, Online, Online
  • Teacher's Name
  • Mark Griffiths, Vicky Goodyear
  • Teacher's Experience
  • Mark Griffiths - Hi Everyone, As a researcher and practitioner in coaching and youth sport, I'm looking forward to working with you in developing new ideas for creative practice. @Mark_AGriffiths Vicky Goodyear - I'm a previous teacher, now lecturer, and I work with teachers and youth in schools. I'll be taking your through the content each week. Hope your ready for an interactive, engaging and fun time.
  • Gender
  • N/A
  • Teacher's Nationality
  • N/A

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