What you need to know about the UEFA B Diploma, which takes participants from grassroots towards the elite game.
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This page provides a detailed overview of the UEFA B Diploma, which teaches participants age- and ability-specific coaching techniques to develop players at youth through to senior amateur level.
This involves managing all aspects of improving individual and team performance, as well as working with support staff, evaluating, analysing and providing feedback on training and match performance.
UEFA B Diploma requirements
Course participants on the UEFA B diploma are required to have:
- A valid UEFA C licence
- Completed a minimum of six months’ coaching experience by the B diploma course start date
The UEFA B Diploma requires a total minimum 120 hours of education. A minimum 95 hours will be spent studying guided interactive content, with a minimum 25 hours made up of work experience in a club environment. The course is delivered approximately 50/50 between on- and off-pitch activity.
Four pillars of the UEFA B Diploma
- Working between grassroots and elite football at youth and senior level
- Developing the players and the team in a manner appropriate to their ages and abilities
- Managing all aspects of individual and team performance and working with support staff
- Developing a clear methodology for what and how to teach, to cater to the needs of all players with a variety of backgrounds
The player and environment
- Developing learning outcomes for both individuals and the team
- Understanding the characteristics and playing positions to develop players within the team structure based on the relevant game format
- Allowing players to explore and experiment in the search for effective solutions
- Motivating players by means of suitable training sessions
- Planning and delivering training sessions that are challenging and meet the needs of the individual, groups and the whole team
- Managing, coaching and motivating the group of players effectively in order to achieve a skilful technical performance
- Integrating physical performance aspects into the coaching sessions
- Evaluating individual playing and social behaviours during training sessions and games
- Planning effectively to improve the team’s performance
- Coaching the team in a suitable manner
- Evaluating individual and team performance during matches
- Analysing and reflecting on performance using a variety of different methods in order to provide effective feedback to individual players and the team as a whole
How do I enrol for a UEFA B Diploma?
Contact your national football association for the latest course information, availability and eligibility.View the full UEFA B Diploma syllabus