FA Level 3 (UEFA B)

in Coaching Goalkeepers

What’s the course about?

The FA Level 3 in Coaching Goalkeepers builds on the knowledge you’ve gained at Levels 1 and 2 to focus more about goalkeeping performance analysis, youth development and psychological coaching techniques.

It will introduce you to advanced practical goalkeeping coaching sessions and the theory behind the practices.

You’ll also learn how to confidently run different sessions with your senior and development players, and you’ll learn about off-the-pitch factors that contribute to goalkeeping development and performance.

Applications are now open for the next FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Goalkeepers Course.

Now I’ve completed this course I will continue to question and trial everything in goalkeeping to come up with my own philosophy of goalkeeping that is effective for the young goalkeepers I work with.

- FA Level 3 in Goalkeeping Coach

How’s it structured? This course is made up of two three-day blocks of learning, with a learner support day taking place after block one, and again after block two.

The course is assessed through a blend of independent learning and practical sessions. You will be required to create and complete a personal development programme, recording how you plan, conduct and evaluate your coaching. This personal development programme will demonstrate your understanding of goalkeeping principles in both individual and team practices.

For your practical assessment you will be asked to run two 25-minute practices and take part in a 30-minute face-to-face interview.

what are the learning Outcomes?

After completing this course you will have developed your understanding of:

  • How to deliver effective warm-ups and cool-downs
  • Modern goalkeeping footwork demands
  • Distribution and handling techniques and key principles
  • The best methods of shot-stopping and narrowing the angle when 1v1
  • How young goalkeepers develop and grow
  • The importance of psychology on performance
  • Effective methods of performing goalkeeper analysis
  • Goalkeeping injury audit conditioning for goalkeepers
  • The role of the goalkeeping coach


Who’s it for?This course is ideal if you are working, or have aspirations to work, as a full-time goalkeeping coach in the professional or semi-professional game. After completion you will be able to confidently coach both senior players and academy goalkeepers.

Every applicant looking to start this course must have already completed:

It's improved the type of session I will deliver as a coach, and I'll now focus on more specific units rather than just the goalkeeper.

- FA Level 3 in Goalkeeping coach

WHAT YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DO WITH THIS QUALIFICATIONThe FA Level 3 (UEFA B) in Coaching Goalkeepers is a great way to increase your employability as a goalkeeping coach in the professional game. After completing this course you will be able to confidently lead sessions with your senior squad and academy players alike.

For those who want to continue learning in this field, the next step is the FA Level 4 (UEFA A) in Coaching Goalkeepers. This is a course specifically designed for coaches working with, or aspiring to work with elite level goalkeepers across the highest levels of the professional game.

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