Welcome to the SSS Coaching Pathway
If you’ve always dreamed about being a football coach but never found a way into the profession, our coaching pathway is for you. We’re looking for people with a strong desire to coach, a passion for stylish, attractive football, and the motivation to make their dreams a reality.
If coaching is what you’ve always wanted to do, why not put the building blocks into place and construct the life you’ve always wanted to live? Forget that boring office 9-5 job – imagine coaching football daily.
The Samba Soccer Schools Coaching Pathway is a free 6-week course that leads you through the basics of coaching and helps you establish proven structures that can be applied to any situation, anywhere. It is designed to lay the foundations for a successful coaching career by providing you with confidence, knowledge, and real-world situations to practise in.
Samba Soccer Schools is rapidly expanding, and we’re often looking for new coaches to join our team. Those who excel on our Coaching Pathway will be offered coaching jobs, but everybody who completes the course should feel prepared to take on their FA Level 1 and 2 coaching badges and have acquired the skills to make them employable in the football industry.
If you’re ready to act on that long-standing dream and become the coach you’ve always thought you had inside, scroll down to some more information and an application form.
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What are the benefits of the SSS Coaching Pathway?
We applaud anybody who follows their dream, and if football coaching is yours, let’s work together. There are several major benefits that taking the SSS Coaching Pathway can have.
Develop a new skill
If you’ve always thought you had what it takes to develop the abilities of others through your own knowledge and love of the game, our pathway course is your entry into this exciting yet often hard-to-enter industry. We’ll teach you our fine-tuned coaching structure that you can apply to any coaching situation, regardless of age or ability.
Earn through what you love
Is there anything better than waking up in the morning and going to a job that you adore? For those who live and breathe football, coaching allows you to earn a living doing what you truly love. Upon completion of the course, we’ll direct you toward your FA qualifications and the very best will be offered a job right there and then with Samba Soccer Schools.
Expand your Network
The SSS Coaching Pathway brings together like-minded individuals with an aptitude for success. It provides entry into an industry that can be difficult to crack, allowing you to meet coaches and others within the football world who can help you along the way as you embark on this new profession.
Life is short, so what waste it doing things you dislike or even hate? We firmly believe that establishing a career in a profession you love is something everybody should try to do as it almost always makes us better people. Our Coaching Pathway establishes the coaching foundations and teaches skills far beyond the football pitch, and the personal growth can be extraordinary.
Why should you learn from us?
You’re in good hands! With our industry experience, we are confident we can develop your football coaching skills and experience!
When it comes to coaching, experience counts for everything. Samba Soccer Schools has been operating since 2009, and in that time, we’ve explored and tweaked countless coaching methods and models before arriving at today’s Coaching Pathway course. We’ve fine-tuned and ironed out the wrinkles to create a comprehensive coaching syllabus delivered with confidence and passion.
The SSS Movement
We’re not just any old football school. What makes Samba Soccer Schools so unique and popular is our ability to deliver structured classes that focus on careful progression with the kind of show-stopping entertainment the Brazilians are known for. We believe children should love playing football, and with a thumping samba beat in the background, and a spotlight on core and 1v1 skills, kids can’t get enough of our classes.
There are many coaching schools where you simply turn up and get taught without having the kind of expert, nurturing guidance we pride ourselves on. Developing coaching skills in the detailed and thorough way it should be takes time and usually involves plenty of questions. Theoretical teaching is all well and good, but without the extra mile that comes with explaining carefully and going over it again when needed, learning to coach will always be more of a struggle.
Please check our eligibility criteria for joining our Pathway course before you submit your application.
- Aged 18-30
- A strong passion for football coaching
- Playing experience (preferably a minimum of 1-2 years)
- Football coaching experience (preferable but not essential)
- Football coaching qualifications (preferable but not essential)
- Team player
- An eagerness to learn
- A desire to make football coaching a long-term profession
- A commitment of time and energy to further your coaching development
If you feel you tick these boxes, we’d love to hear from you! Continue reading to find out what your next steps are.
The SSS Coaching Pathway lasts six weeks, with six courses throughout the year, and classes are held on Thursday evenings between 7-8 pm at the King Solomon Academy near Edgware Road in London.
✅ Course 1: Thursday 2nd Nov – Thursday 7th Dec 2023
✅ Course 2: Thursday 11th Jan – Thursday 15th Feb 2024
✅ Course 3: Thursday 22nd Feb – Thursday 28th Mar 2024
✅ Course 4: Thursday 18th Apr – Thursday 23rd May 2024
✅ Course 5: Thursday 6th Jun – Thursday 11th Jul 2024
✅ Course 6: Thursday 25th Jul – Thursday 29th Aug 2024
How does the programme work?
Our Pathway Course is designed to teach you our core coaching methodology, allowing you to apply the same principles within any coaching environment. While we like to encourage children to have fun and play football with freedom, training sessions are still well-structured, with a robust syllabus perfected over more than ten years.
Every week, students focus on a particular exercise the tutor demonstrates for around 10 minutes. You will then be asked to imitate the activity in front of your tutor, who will make suggestions and advise as you go before delivering overall feedback once the exercise is complete.
We’ll be focusing on how well you carry out the set exercises but also how well you build a rapport with others in the class who will be acting as students. Good student rapport is non-negotiable at Samba Soccer Schools as we believe this helps us stand out from other football schools. We’re not looking for robots who simply set drills and shout-out instructions. Rapport, banter, good conversation – call it what you will – it’s essential in what we do.
Your six training sessions are complemented by our online training programme that offers further theoretical guidance and health and safety information that is vital if you hope to work in the football industry.
There’s no pass or fail in our Pathway Course, but students who have shown an outstanding aptitude for coaching will be invited to a real Samba Soccer class and asked to demonstrate their skills in a real-world situation. And if that goes well, we often have coaching positions available, so a training course can become a full-time job before you know it.
So what are you waiting for? If you like a challenge and want to build your football coaching experience, apply for a space on our football coaching course today and turn that long-standing dream into a reality.