Dundrum FC has a number of FAI accredited soccer coaches. Qualifications range from the basic “Kick Start” to the higher badge levels.
Coaching is not to be confused with training. Training is the practice of player skills and the development of fitness levels. Coaching is the development of individual player and team skills with the objective of combining and applying these skills in a competitive soccer match.
Coaching sessions should be planned, well structured, designed to stimulate player interest and always practised in a safe environment. Success only comes from consistent, sustained, progressive coaching sessions. There are no “quick hit” solutions to success in soccer.
There are different levels of coaching qualifications to suit player age groups. For example in coaching younger children (6-10yrs), the emphasis is on fun, learning how to train and the introduction to basic soccer skills. In coaching with older age groups (12yrs+) the attention is on the introduction and development of technical and tactical skills.
For anyone interested in coaching, Dundrum FC strongly recommends completion of the various FAI coaching courses. Check out the “Coach Education Pathway” at FAI.ie-Coach Education.
Applying for Post with Dundrum Football Club
If you are interested in joining the coaching volunteers at Dundrum FC, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can contact us at:
All applicants for coaching and volunteer positions at Dundrum FC must complete the 'Volunteer/Coach Application and Self-Declaration Form'. References may be checked using the 'Coach/Volunteer Reference Form'.
Useful Coaching Links
The following is a listing of useful websites for football managers:
This is the official DDSL site which includes the following
and a lot more:
- Coaching corner
- Discussion board on grass route issues
- Code of Ethics
- Referees list and Secretaries list
- Other football links
The main usage of this site is as follows:
- Gives an up to date listing of results and table standings of all teams in the DDSL.
- It also gives various other league fixtures and result across Ireland.
- You can also create your own web-page for your team
- Daily Irish football news
- Coaches corner
Excellent site for training and coaching drill using a lot of Coerver Coaching's techniques.
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