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Posted February 5, 2016

3 of the Fife Elite Football Academy coaches, (left to right Ryan Holmes, Grant Petrie and Conor Little have recently passed the UEFA B Licence course as the Academy and coaches look to take the quality of coaching in the Academy to a higher level.
The course run by the SFA, was held over a period of 6 months and now sees the 3 coaches pictured poised to move for the next level in the coaching pathway which is either the ‘UEFA A Licence’ or the ‘Elite Youth A Licence’. Either of these 2 qualifications is mandatory for coaches to have to be involved with an academy squad should the Academy wish to move to 5 star level in the near future. The Fife Elite Academy is currently an ‘Elite Academy’ having been audited at 4 star level for season 2015-16. The Academy currently has 5 coaches who have qualifications to satisfy 5 star coaching criteria, but would need 8 coaches in total moving forward.
Coaching courses at this level cost well over £1500 for each coach and the Fife Elite coaches were assisted by the Academy in paying these costs as it ties in with the Academy’s long term strategy to move to 5 star level. 
Another demand of the criteria to be a 5 star Academy is to have access to an indoor 3G facility and with Fife Council’s recent announcement of the construction of a new indoor 3G at the Michael Woods Sports and Leisure Centre in Glenrothes,  it helps Fife Elite meet the criteria.
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