On 30th April we are running a Partially Sighted Continued Professional Development session on managing difference (coaching partially sighted players) at Holmes Park.
The event is being delivered by Paralympian (London 2012) Daniel Powell, and FA Coach Mentor Paul Gibson.
Dan competed at London 2012 in judo but plays football competing in the partial network until he lost even more sight and now he participates in the blind pathway.
Paul won regional unsung hero of the year for the FA community awards in 2016/17. He is a former FA Skills team coach and current FA Coach Mentor within Leicestershire with a strong influence within the Leicestershire and Rutland Inclusive Football League having years of working within the disability football area.
Learning aim of event :
An introduction on how to adopt coaching methods and provide support to the development of partially sighted footballers, and learn how to integrate visually impaired players into a mainstream session.
* Theory and Practical support practices will be delivered.
* Learn about the pathways to play and practice
* Guidance about integrating players within a session.
* Plus how FA mentors can actively support coaches within clubs.
* There will be time to ask questions to both Dan and Paul.
Where: Holmes Park (LRCFA), Dog and Gun Lane, Whetstone, Leicester, LE8 6FA
When: 30th April (Monday)
Time: 6.30pm to 9pm
For more information: email philippa.bass@leicestershireFA.com or Telephone 0116 2844952 or to book your place click here
There will be 3 hours of CPD awarded for this event.