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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Conduct basic coaching to beginners of football 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
244552  Conduct basic coaching to beginners of football 
ORIGINATOR ORIGINATING PROVIDER
SGB Sport, Recreation & Fitness   
QUALITY ASSURING BODY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2012-07-01  2015-06-30  SAQA 0695/12 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2016-06-30   2019-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to coach beginner football players. Furthermore, the learner will be able to show a comprehensive understanding of the history, sociology and benefits of the game of football, explaining the basic components of football, showing understanding of the important principles of the sport.

The qualifying learner may work in a sport organisation, as part of a multi disciplinary team, under the supervision of a senior coach. He/she may also work on his/her own, coaching football at beginner level.

On achievement of this unit standard, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the history, evolution and sociology of coaching football.
  • Identify safety requirements for the game of football.
  • Explain the basic laws governing the game of football.
  • Develop football strategy and record keeping skills.
  • Plan and implement practice sessions.
  • Teach the basic skills and conditioning of football. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 2.
  • A knowledge of SAFA requirements regarding the training programme: "Football Coaching Level 0 Programme". 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the evolution and sociology of coaching football. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A brief history of the development of football is given focusing on developments in South Africa. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    An overview of the sociological issues affecting football is provided to show the impact of the game on social transformation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The game of football and coaching the game are explained in terms of the benefits to the community and schools. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Stakeholder support and the role of stakeholders is described in terms of support of the game of football in a community. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Parents, school principal, players, officials in the community and the provincial federation/bodies.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The role of the beginner coach is described in relation to his/her impact on beginner football players. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Role modelling, communication skills, discipline.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Identify safety requirements for the game of football. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The role of the coach is explained in the context of safety of the beginner football player. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The hazards of football are identified and explained as they affect the beginner football player. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The interventions and safety equipment needed to ensure safe play, are described with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A list of common injuries that are associated with the game of Football, are identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    The principles of ethics and fair play are explained for the game of football, by focusing on the benefits they afford the players. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Explain the basic laws governing the game of football. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The basic laws of football to ensure fair play and understanding of the principles of the game, are explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Refereeing as it relates to the upholding of football rules, is explained with examples. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The official referee signals and role played in a game situation are explained practically. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Develop football strategy and record keeping skills. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The purpose and playing requirements of each position in the team are identified and imparted to players to ensure understanding of their role and function. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The purpose of long, medium and short term planning is explained in the context of the beginner football player. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Match analysis requirements are identified and implemented in the game. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    A logbook is kept on the coaching sessions and games to critically reflect on the effectiveness of coaching. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Player records are maintained to ensure currency of player information, development and progress. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Plan and implement practice sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The objectives for the team are identified to ensure uniformity of practice. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The principles of growth and development are considered in the training programme. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The game plans of the team are drawn up based on the objectives of the team, the current strengths and weaknesses of the team and their opposition. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Practice sessions are planned and implemented in accordance with game plan requirements, consideration of the environmental, logistics and safety needs. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    A range of practice sessions are developed for beginner players to introduce them to the game and encourage interest. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Changing field size, duration of play, using mini games.
     

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 6 
    Teach the basic skills and conditioning of football. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A series of skills are taught in practice sessions to enhance skills development. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The individual, unit and team skills are identified for teaching the game of football. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The technical skills of football are taught in the practice sessions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The basic principles of physical conditioning are explained and applied in practice sessions. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Physical conditioning includes but not limited to warm up, cool down, cardio respiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Appropriate teaching and coaching methods are used to meet the needs of the beginner. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Listening skills, communication feedback, teaching styles, instructional styles.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    The basic principles of mental skills training are described in the context of training and game preparation. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    The knowledge which should be embedded in the process to enable the learner to become competent in all of the above Specific Outcomes includes:
  • Rules of the game.
  • Relevant aspects of ethics and fair play.
  • Appropriate communication/leadership skills.
  • Appropriate knowledge pertaining to conditioning.
  • Relevant aspects of tactical game planning.
  • Relevant aspects of lesson planning.
  • Relevant aspects of safety and injury prevention. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Problem solving skills are displayed when dealing with progression of activities and skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one's activities responsibly and effectively when developing football strategy and record keeping skills. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Effective communication using visual and language skills is demonstrated when explaining the basic laws governing the game of football. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE QUALITY ASSURING BODY
    Elective  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2015-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Quality Assuring Bodies have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Quality Assuring Body should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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