Kent FA hosted a CPD event for its Project B1 Blind/Visually Impaired football sessions at the University of Kent Sports Pavilion, on Friday 15 October.
The CPD event was led by Adam Bendall, The FA Lead for Project B1, who delivered a thought provoking, interactive session which combined a mix of classroom-based theory and on the pitch practical sessions, to build an understanding of how to coach those with a visual impairment.
The session looked at the different components of coaching a visually impaired player, before providing those who attended with practical experience of the different techniques used when coaching and how coaches should adapt their existing coaching techniques to cater for those with a visual impairment. Coaches also got the chance to put on blindfolds used by those that play Blind/VI football and be guided by their peers, to further understand the challenges faced and how barriers are overcome.
12 university of Kent Sports degree students, along with the 2 lead coaches for our Project B1 sessions, Jeff Davis and Keon Richardson, attended the CPD event to broaden their knowledge of Blind/VI football. We are pleased to be working in partnership with the University to offer the students who attended the event, the opportunity to support the Kent FA Project B1 sessions as part of their coaching placements for their degree courses.
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