Last night NSFA hosted its 2018 Club Coach Coordinator (CCC) Information evening at Charles Bean Oval.
NSFA Community Football Manager Ed Ferguson kicked off the evening with an explanation of the CCC Program, which aims to build a greater network of support for grassroots coaches.
Presentations were then made by CCCs from three NSFA clubs who gave examples of initiatives made within their clubs to support coaches.
Joe Liddle from North Sydney United discussed the Youth Coach Development Program, centred around encouraging the club’s junior players to enter coaching in a group environment.
Lindfield’s Luke Harris spoke about the implementation of Parent Information Sessions, designed to improve the lines of communication between coaches and parents and reduce potential issues during the season.
Javier Carpio of St Ives gave an overview of his club’s Coach Mentoring, providing supervision, structure and advice to coaches while running their training sessions during the week.
Attendees then discussed the needs of coaches at their own clubs, before creating a preliminary action plan to support their coaches in 2018.
“It was great to have so many clubs from the region come together and discuss what more we can do for our coaches,” Ferguson said.
“Quality coaching is one of the key contributors to player retention at a grassroots level, and the CCC program, with support from clubs and NSFA, can ensure that our grassroots coaches are properly prepared to develop their players in the future.”
The evening was attended by representatives from Asquith, Berowra, Chatswood Rangers, Gordon, Hornsby Heights, Hornsby RSL, Knox United, Lane Cove, Lane Cove West, Lindfield, North Sydney United, North Sydney Boys High School, North Turramurra, Northbridge, Sacred Heart Mosman, St Ives, St Michael’s, West Pymble and Willoughby Dalleys.
For more information about the CCC Program, please contact Ed Ferguson – firstname.lastname@example.org