The course begins with a quiz, which acts as a warm-up for the lessons ahead and helps see where you are in your understanding of adolescents and the current changes that your players are going through.
02: The Adolescent Football Player
This module starts by taking you down ‘Memory Lane’, asking what you were like during adolescence. Philippa then helps you understand the developmental considerations that can be beneficial to coaches in guiding young people through the challenges of growing up.
03: The Transition Through Adolescence
In this lesson, Philippa looks at the sub-phases of early adolescence, mid-adolescence and late adolescence in relation to the psychological development of the cognitive, social and emotional brain.
04: Emotional Development
Philippa explores why young people experience a wide range of new emotions that can result in mood swings and how understanding the ‘thinking brain’ and ‘emotional brain’ can really aid the development of a player’s emotional regulation.
05: Things to Remember and Tips for Supporting Youth Players
Young people will require you to be the logical, rational one. In this final module, Philippa identifies some important tips that coaches can follow and learn from to support the development of adolescent players.