Level 3: Working with Players and Coaches in Football

Learn how elite analysts work with their clubs’ key footballing personnel

Our Level 3 course in Working with Players and Coaches explores best practice for working effectively with your club’s key footballing personnel.

Even the most insightful analysis is useless unless you know how to communicate it to the people it’s designed to support: the coaches and players. This course explores how to build strong working relationships and get your message across. First, we’ll look at best practice for communicating analysis to players, so you can not only explain your analysis, but also support coaching staff with insight into how players learn. Then we’ll see how to optimise your working relationship with the coaching team.


This course is part of a Level 3 Qualification

This Course Includes:

Course Content

Any of the modules can be taken by itself, but you’ll learn the most by taking all three in order.
Each module ends with an assessment: sometimes a multiple-choice quiz and sometimes an interactive exercise. When you’ve passed all three assessments, you’ll earn three CPD points.

Who wrote this Course?

The information you’ll learn on this course was provided by a group of performance analysts with experience in the Premier League, the Women’s Super League, the Championship, and the Bundesliga. You can visit our Experts page to see a selection of the analysts who have contributed to our courses.

Our award-winning content team worked closely with the analyst group to create a fully-interactive course based on their expertise. Our content team are not only football fans: we have years of experience creating digital learning for football professionals.

Who is it for?

Level 3 Working with Players and Coaches is suitable for working performance analysts who want to develop their professional knowledge and skills in this aspect of the role.

The course will also be valuable to anyone interested in how elite back-room staff work with players and coaches, such as journalists and other football professionals.

If you’re not yet working in analysis, this course can still be very valuable for your development. However, you’ll get the most out of it if you complete our Level 1 and 2 courses first.

Ready to learn how to work with players and coaches?

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Once you’ve chosen your course, you’ll be taken to a web page where you can get started. You can take the course entirely in your browser. It’s made up of text pages with images, animations, interactive exercises and a final questionnaire. Audio narration will guide you through.

You can complete the course at your own pace. It’s yours for life, so you can revisit it whenever you want.

You can take the course entirely in your browser. You don’t need any other materials, but you might want to take notes on paper or on another device.

Our courses contain a lot of detail and hands-on interaction. This makes them difficult to use effectively on a phone or tablet. We recommend using your laptop or PC, with the largest screen you have access to.

We have done everything we can to make our courses accessible to those with visual, auditory and cognitive challenges. Please get in touch if we can support your learning in any way.

If you have any other questions…