15th December 2012

Dave takes U11s coaching to a new level!

Congratulations to U11s coach Dave Murray who recently completed his FA Level 2 coaching award. The coveted Level 2 award is not for the faint-hearted and requires significant commitment from coaches - the FA Level 2 course takes between 60 and 120 hours to complete over a period of many months. Candidates are assessed via knowledge tests, projects, assignments and assessments of their practical coaching during the training. Following a period of practice after the course, there is a further assessment of practical coaching ability and oral questions on performance, knowledge and understanding.

Dave successfully completed his final assignment and is already applying the knowledge he's acquired on the course to improving the standard of coaching for the U11s. All Robins coaches are required to have at least Level 1 coaching qualifications, a requirement of the FA Charter Standard Award the club holds, but there are fewer coaches in grassroots football who have shown the commitment and ability required to step up to Level 2.

Club chairman Paul Wainwright congratulated Dave on his achievement, commenting "Dave's put a lot of hard work in over the years and we're all delighted he's taken this onto yet another level. This demonstrates Dave's personal commitment to ensuring he achieves excellence in the coaching he delivers. But more widely than that, it also shows the commitment of Robins FC as a club to supporting our coaches in furthering their footballing education and, through them, to all the players they will pass on that passion, commitment and knowledge."