Coach Aaron Travers was one of eight local Coaches to attend the UEFA B Level 3 - Block 1 in a recent 3 day trip to Portsmouth. The UEFA B Licence is the highest grass roots qualification available by the FA (equivalent to an A level standard).
All coaches in attendance will be required to attend Portsmouth another three times throughout this season to enhance learning and provide various coursework on planning, delivering and evaluating practice sessions and competitive matches for the team they coach.
To add to this, their Regional FA Tutor will visit the island during October and November. For Aaron this means a supportive In-Situ visit for him and his Under 11 team at Game Sense United on Wednesday 21st November.
Over the next 8 weeks, all coaches will have to write and provide their Coaching Philosophy and Playing Philosophy; Complete an analysis of their players; Complete training plans and of course complete some work during competitive fixtures their teams play in.
This is a huge piece of work to complete before returning to Portsmouth for Block 2 in December and we wish Aaron and the all 7 other coaches the best of luck in developing their coaching skills and knowledge that will benefit youth and adult football across the island for years to come.