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.

Enquiries

Community coaching courses are the foundation of knowledge for any coach, parent or interested other involved in football. Community courses 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 four community coaching courses offered by NSFA relate to the age group and development phase a coach will be involved in.

All coach education presented to NSFA registered coaches is FREE. The only requirement for you to receive these courses for free is that you be a registered coach on My Football Club with an NSFA member club.

If you do not wish to register in MFC, or if you are an out of association coach, each course fee is $90.00. Please email edward.ferguson@nsfa.asn.au 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 edward.ferguson@nsfa.asn.au

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.

Education Opportunities

The NSFA Youth Coach Development Program is a coach education program for young adults, 15 – 22 years of age.

This program is exclusive to NSFA members, with the aim to upskill young football lovers from the region. Participants are required to attend all sessions of the program and will gain their FFA Skill Training Certificate as a result.

For more information on the FFA Skill Training Certificate, please see the below section on this page.

If you have any questions, please email Ed Ferguson, edward.ferguson@nsfa.asn.au

Details – School Holiday Program:

Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd January, 2019

NTRA

9am – 3pm

Only 24 spots available! Participants must attend both days.

REGISTER HERE

Course Dates

March Course – Norman Griffiths Oval

Monday 18th March, 7pm – 9:30pm

REGISTER HERE

March Course – North Turramurra Recreation Area

Monday 25th March, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

REGISTER HERE

Course Overiew

The NSFA MiniRoos Certificate is FREE OF COST to all participants.

We strongly encourage all parents, coaches, managers and game leaders to attend this introductory course, which runs for 2-3 hours.

The MiniRoos Certificate is designed for coaches/managers/volunteers involved with age groups Under 6 – Under 11. The course is focussed on creating an ENGAGING, ENJOYABLE and ORGANISED environment, to guide our children to fall in love with football.

Participants will learn:

  • How to set up fun games and activities
  • How to deliver games and activities
  • How to organise players / teams
  • How to modify activites to increase player enjoyment and engagement
  • How to approach game day
  • The match day rules of the various MiniRoos age groups

Course Dates

March Course – Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield

Saturday 16th March, 8am – 3pm

Wednesday 20th March, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

REGISTER HERE

Course Overview

The NSFA Skill Training Certificate is FREE OF COST to members of the NSFA (Players, volunteers, coaches).

This course is designed to upskill coaches of age groups Under 9 – Under 13.

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Session Organisation
  • Session Set up
  • Session Delivery
  • Session planning
  • Game Day organisation
  • Development of coaching skills
  • Understanding of the Under 9-13 Skill Acquisition Phase

Coaches will develop the ability to deliver various components within a training session; Skill Introduction, Skill Training, Skill Game. Candidates will also develop a sound understanding of the Four Core skills.

If you are not a member of the NSFA, this course will cost $90.00. You will be invoice prior to the course commencing.

Course Dates

March Course – Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield

Sunday 17th March, 8am – 3pm

Wednesday 27th March, 6:30pm – 9:30pm

REGISTER HERE

Course Overview

The NSFA Game Training Certificate is FREE OF COST to members of the NSFA (Players, volunteers, coaches).

This course is designed to upskill coaches of age groups Under 14+

The course will cover the following topics:

  • Session Organisation
  • Session Set up
  • Session Delivery
  • Session planning
  • Game Day organisation
  • Development of coaching skills

Coaches will develop the ability to deliver various components within a training session; Passing Practice, Positioning Game, Game Training and Training Game.

If you are not a member of the NSFA, this course will cost $90.00. You will be invoice prior to the course commencing.

If you are interested in completing a Senior Certificate Course please email Edward.Ferguson@nsfa.asn.au

The NSFA Community Coach Education Expo is delivered each year to provide coaches an opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in regards to football coaching. Participants are asked to register for a workshop of relevance to the age group they are coaching or involved in for the season. During the expo, each workshop will run independently, delivered by Football NSW Coach Education Presenters, Northern Tigers FC coaches and members of the NSFA Coach Development team.

Expo Details

Monday 25th March

6:30pm – 9:30pm

North Turramurra Recreation Area (NTRA)

Register for one of the below courses/workshops of your choice to attend on the night:

ALDI MiniRoos Certificate Course – For those coaching age groups Under 6 – Under 9 – REGISTER HERE

Introduction to Skills Acquisition Phase (SAP) workshop – For those coaching age groups Under 9 – Under 13 – REGISTER HERE

The Intro to SAP workshop is designed as a refresher for coaches currently holding an accreditation, along with providing new coaches their first taste of the SAP Development Phase.

Introduction to 11-a-side football workshop – For those coaching age groups Under 12 Boys – Under 18 – REGISTER HERE

This workshop is designed as a refresher for coaches currently holding an accreditation, along with providing new coaches their first taste of the Game Training Development Phase.

Pre-Season Workshop – Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield

4pm – 6pm, Sunday 31st March, 2019

REGISTER HERE

This workshop is designed for coach of NSFA Super League and Diamond League teams. All coaches within these teams MUST attend this workshop as a league requirement. Failure to do so will result in a deduction of points from their team. All clubs were notified of this requirement in November 2018.

All Super League and Diamond League coaches MUST attend the full workshop which will cover the following areas:

  • NSFA Super League / Diamond League football culture
  • SL & DL Development aspirations
  • Training & Match day playing etiquette
  • Match day analysis & training implementation

FAQs

NSFA Community Coaching course are held primarily are the beginning of the season between February – April. Courses also take place towards the end of the season.

The Community Coaching course stream has FOUR courses on offer, which are all age appropriate based on the development phase you are coaching. Please see below;

Age Groups Player Development Phase Coaching course
Under 6 – 8 Discovery Phase ALDI MiniRoos Certificate
Under 9 – 13 Skill Training Phase Skill Training Certificate
Under 14 – 17 Game Training Phase Game Training Certificate
Under 17+ Performance Phase Senior Certificate

 

If you have 2-3 years coaching experience and wish to further your coaching knowledge you should consider attending an AFC/FFA C-licence course. Please head to myfootballclub.com.au for more information and where to find the next course information.

Some age group divisions have a minimum accreditation level for coaches, please see details below. However Northern Suburbs Football encourage all coaches, managers and parents to attend their age appropriate course.

Under  9 -13 Division 1 coaches must hold a current Skill Training Certificate.

Diamond League – All Diamond League coaches must hold a current Skill Training Certificate and/or Game Training Certificate

Under 14 – 17 Super League (Division 1) coaches must hold a current Game Training Certificate

Under 18 – All Age Division 1 coaches must hold a current Senior Certificate

Northern Suburbs Football launched the ‘Inspire’ coaching program to support community coaches in 2017. Inspire is an online platform to provide support, discussion, resources and session plans to community coaches within the Northern Suburbs Football Association.

Head over to Inspire Coaching to find out more information – LINK THIS – https://goo.gl/forms/jGodLAs5GWBhh6r53

Northern Suburbs Football offer coach mentoring opportunities to community coaches whereby FFA qualified coach educators will observe your session, providing assistance, tips and support in your club environment. Please contact Ed Ferguson to arrange this – edward.ferguson@nsfa.asn.au

Under 6 – 9 – Size 3 football

Under 10 – 13 – Size 4 football

Under 14+ – Size 5 football

As part of the Northern Suburbs Football coaching support program ‘Inspire’ you can receive weekly sessions to deliver for your community team. All sessions are tailored to community coaching, offering many different activities and levels of progression depending on your players ability. Sign up as a member of the Inspire program for further information – LINK HERE – https://goo.gl/forms/jGodLAs5GWBhh6r53

Football Federation Australia’s National Curriculum provides community coaches with a season worth of session plans for all development phases. To view sessions please visit www.ffacoachingresource.com.au

As part of Northern Suburbs Football coach support program ‘Inspire’ coaches can sign up to receive weekly session plans, videos and coach tips and hints to support them in their club environment. Furthermore, NSFA has produced a coaching tool for age groups Under 6-8 and Under 9-13 to support coaches. Please head to the ‘Coaching Resources’ page to view and download your copy today.

A part from begin organised, having a positive attitude and enjoying every session with enthusiasm to match your players, you will require the following equipment to deliver a session that is enjoyable for the players and yourself.

Cones – 3 sets of 10 cones, of different colours

Bibs – 2 sets of different colour bibs. Depending on your age group have enough bibs to form teams

Balls – In a perfect world every player has a ball! If this cannot be achieved aim to have one ball per two players.

Wristwatch – Organisation and time management are key

Luxury items:

Poles – To use as goals on grass fields

Pop-up goals

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