20th April 2015

Paul takes his coaching to a new level

Congratulations to U10s Red coach Paul Davis who yesterday joined his U10 Red colleague Jason Rawlins in succcessfully completing his FA Level 2 coaching award. The coveted Level 2 award is not for the faint-hearted and requires significant commitment from coaches - the course takes between 75+ 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.

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. Robins U10s are particularly well-blessed as Paul's fellow U10s Red coach Jason Rawlins passed the arduous course 18 months ago, while U10s White coach Phil Trueman took Level 2 as part of his college studies. Paul is delighted his hard work has paid off, saying "It's been a lot of work over 6 months, but it's definitely been worth it. The course has really improved my coaching and I'm looking forward to putting everything I've learned into practice in the coming months."