Coach Education

Coach Education is a key component in the Northern Suburbs Football development framework and the foundation for improving player experience. Northern Suburbs Football firmly believes that coaches play a pivotal role in player experience and through Coach Education, our aim is to ensure all participants have an enjoyable, safe and engaging experience, regardless of their ability, age or gender.

NSFA Coach Education is proudly supported by St Ives Physiotherapy & Sports Therapy Centre.

Coaching Links

Community coaching development opportunities are the foundation of knowledge for any coach, parent or interested other involved in football. These are delivered by Northern Suburbs Football Community course presenters and are short in duration, locally available and free of cost to coaches associated with NSFA clubs.

The only requirement for you to receive these courses for free is that you be a registered coach on PlayFootball with an NSFA member club.

If you do not wish to register in PlayFootball, or if you are an out of association coach, each course fee is $90.00. Please email to advise when you register to attend the course.

Registration is compulsory for all courses. If you are unable to attend any course you registered to attend please notify

Please note: If you register to attend as a coach with an NSFA club and fail to attend, your club will be invoiced in the sum of $90.00.

Blocked Approach

In 2022 we made a change to how the Skill Training Certificate and Game Training Certificate are obtained within NSFA to a ‘blocked approach’ demonstrated in the diagram below.

Formal Learning Pathway

  • To achieve your desired accreditation you will need to complete Block 1, Block 2 and Block 3 ST OR Block 3 GT

Once you have completed your Block 1 AND Block 2 you can choose which Block 3 you would like to complete.

Example – Block 1, Block 2 and ‘Block 3 ST’ will mean you achieve your Skill Training Certificate. Subsequently, now to achieve your Game Training Certificate you only need to attend the Block 3 GT in isolation

Example – Block 1, Block 2 and ‘Block 3 GT’ will mean you achieve your Game Training Certificate. Subsequently, now to achieve your Skill Training Certificate you only need to attend the Block 3 ST in isolation

Note – Once you have achieved Block 1 and Block 2 you do not need to repeat these modules again.

Informal Learning Pathway

  • If you would like to extend your footballing knowledge without working through the entire Formal Learning Pathway (all Blocks for the Skill or Game Training certificates), you can attend Block 1 or Block 2 modules as isolated development opportunities to develop your understanding of the game

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