The Scottish FA aims to ensure those with disabilities have the opportunity to take part in football, and are able to progress through a player pathway and fulfil their potential. Key Aims within disability football:
• Increase participation
• Develop a programme of training and competition
• Develop a pathway to allow footballers with disabilities to compete at the highest level
• Raise the standard of Football coaching
• Raise the profile of disability football and provide appropriate structures that support the programme centrally and locally
Be a coach
When working with footballers with disabilities, coaches should focus on what the player can do rather than what they cannot. Coaches should not simply pick age appropriate activities they must focus on ability and pitch practices at the correct developmental stage for the individual players they are coaching.
Our 6-hour course is open to all interested parties aged 16 and over, experienced or otherwise, who work with or have an interest in working with footballers with a disability.