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Welcome to the SSS Coaching Pathway

Are you passionate about football? Do you want to become a football coach so you can wake up doing what you love and earn an income? Or maybe you already have experience coaching football but want to take your game to the next level. Whatever it is, we can help you!

Welcome to the Samba Soccer Schools Coaching Pathway; a 12-week football coaching course designed to help you learn how to coach football with confidence and ultimately pave your pathway for a successful career in football coaching.

Our course tutors have more than 30 years of combined football coaching experience. You’ll learn first hand the key principles of coaching and you’ll benefit from weekly coaching sessions delivered by senior members of our coaching staff. And here’s the best bit. This football coaching course is completely free of charge.

On completion of the course, you’ll feel prepared to take on your FA Level 1 and 2 coaching badges and you would have acquired the skills to make you employable in the industry. We also provide the top-performing candidate’s employment opportunities and we’ll fund their FA Level 1.

So if you’re ready to act on your passion and develop your coaching skills, then keep reading on to learn more about our Coaching Pathway.

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What are the benefits of the SSS Coaching Pathway?

Learning how to coach can have many benefits for both your personal and professional life. Here are a few benefits you can consider.

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Learn a new skill

If you have a strong passion for football, then here’s your chance to enter the industry and develop your football coaching skills. Once you’ve mastered the basics of coaching, you’ll be equipped with a lifetime skill which you can apply both on and off the pitch.

Earn an income

The SSS Coaching Pathway will guide you to your first steps into football coaching. On completion of the course, we’ll then direct you towards your FA qualifications or a Sports Apprenticeship. The most successful candidates will be offered employment opportunities at Samba Soccer Schools and/or other partner clubs.

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Do what you love!

There’s no better feeling than waking up each day doing what you love. Lots of people dream of working in the football industry, but many are unsure where to start. With our football coaching course, simply turn up to your classes each week, work hard and make every moment count and you’ll gain quick entry into a profession you love!

Expand your network

The SSS Coaching Pathway brings together like-minded individuals who show an aptitude for success. You’ll benefit from learning from others whilst also helping others get to the next level. We carefully handpick students to join the group so we can nurture a circle of winners.

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!


Samba Soccer Schools have been in operation since 2009. In that time, we’ve explored different coaching methods and models. Fast forward to 2020 and we now believe we’ve found that magic formula. How do we know? Because we’ve been training our staff on how to apply it and it works! Classes are delivered with confidence and ensure every student leaves with newfound knowledge and a smile!

Your part of a movement

The moment you step foot into an SSS class, the chances are you’ll be somewhat surprised. We don’t like conventional teaching. We prefer entertainment. That’s why our classes are delivered to the sound of samba music, we use a smaller weighted ball and we teach football the Brazilian way. But make no mistake, our first priority is the coaching – everything else fits around it to create a buzzing environment that you just won’t find anywhere else.

We give you a mentor

Coaching is a hands on sport. You’ll learn theoretical principles which will guide your hands on experience. You’ll find some of it a breeze and other times you’ll feel like you’re in the deep end. But don’t worry, we will match you with one of our senior coaches who will mentor you and answer your questions to make the journey as smooth and enjoyable as possible.


Please check our eligibility criteria for joining our Pathway course before you submit your application.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Aged 16-30
  • 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)
  • Self-confidence
  • Team player

If you feel that you tick these boxes, then we’d love to hear from you! Continue reading to find out what your next steps are.

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Course Details

The SSS Coaching Pathway runs over a period of 12 weeks.


Block 1: The Fundamentals of Coaching & Mastering the Support Coach Role (6 weeks)
In the first block, we’ll teach you the fundamentals of football coaching. You’ll also be assigned to two of our venues where you will begin your support coaching role with the guidance of your mentor.

Block 2: Learning How To Lead: Coaching Structure (6 weeks)
In this block, we’ll begin to show you how to lead a class of your own. You’ll be introduced to our magic formula that will help you deliver consistently high-quality exercises each time you take to the pitch.

How does the programme work?

Here are the details of our Coaching Pathway course:

  • You can start the course at any time in the year
  • The course will be guided by our online training programme 
  • The programme lasts 12 weeks
  • Each week you will be expected to complete an assignment
  • You will also need to attend two venues (4 hours) per week as part of your practical work experience
  • We will provide you with a full uniform


So what are you waiting for? If you like a challenge and want to build your football coaching experience then apply for a space on our football coaching course today!

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Like what you hear? Your first step starts right here. Fill in your details below and you can expect to hear from our team within 48 hours. Don’t forget to add a cover note and upload your CV at the bottom!