Coaching Courses

Coaching Courses

Please contact NSFA Coach Development Manager – Jake Stephenson (jake.stephenson@nsfa.asn.au) if you would like coach education resources to further your development.

Youth Coach Development Program

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 FA Skill Training Certificate as a result.

Next Opportunities:

  • 20th/21st April, 9pm-2pm, North Turramurra Recreation Area

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If you have any questions about our next YCDP, please email Jake Stephenson (jake.stephenson@nsfa.asn.au)

MiniRoos Grassroots Course

Next Opportunities:

  • 27th March, 6:30pm-8pm, North Turramurra Recreation Area (Part of Coaching Expo)
  • 5th April, 6:30pm-8:30pm, Blackman Park, Lane Cove (Part of Coaching Expo)

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Course Overiew

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

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 activities to increase player enjoyment and engagement
  • How to approach game day
  • The match day rules of the various MiniRoos age groups

Blocked Approach

Block 1 – Introduction to Coaching (Online)

Next Opportunities:

  • 22nd February, 6:30pm-8pm – Online
  • 27th February, 6:30pm-8pm – Online
  • 2nd March, 6:30pm-8pm – Online
  • 13th March, 6:30pm-8pm – Online
  • 24th May, 6:30pm-8pm – Online

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Block Overview

The NSFA Introduction to Coaching Module is FREE OF COST to members of the NSFA (Players, volunteers, coaches).

The module will cover the following topics:

  • Coaching Approach and Context
  • Holistic Coach Development
  • Football Australia Coaching Process
  • SAP and Game Training Overview
  • Managing Others
  • Training Environment

If you are not a member of the NSFA, this module will cost $20.00. You will be invoiced prior to the module commencing.

Block 2 – How We Coach

You must have completed Block 1 before attending this session if you intend to complete the Formal Learning Pathway to receive your Skill Training or Game Training Certificate.

Next Opportunities:

  • 5th March, 9am-1pm – Location TBC
  • 15th March, 5:30pm-9:30pm – Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield
  • How We Coach – 3rd June, 1:30pm-5:30pm, Thomson Park, Artarmon

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Block Overview

The NSFA How We Coach Module is FREE OF COST to members of the NSFA (Players, volunteers, coaches).

The module will cover the following topics:

  • Role of the Coach
  • Rapport Building
  • COMETS (Communication, Organisation, Management, Engagement, Teaching, Safety)
  • Core Skill Delivery
  • CHANGEIT

If you are not a member of the NSFA, this module will cost $35.00. You will be invoiced prior to the module commencing.

Block 3 ST – Skill Training Module (U9-U13)

You must have completed Block 1 and Block 2 before attending this session.

Next Opportunities:

  •  8th March, 5pm-9:30pm – Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield
  • 18th March, 9am-1pm – Location TBC
  • 10th June, 1:30pm-5:30pm – Thomson Park, Artarmon

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Block Overview

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

This module is designed to upskill coaches of age groups Under 9 to Under 13

The module will cover the following topics:

  • Arrival Activities
  • SAP Overview
  • Skill Introduction, Skill Training, Skill Game Delivery
  • Coaching the Individual
  • Game-Based Approach
  • Matchday Experience

If you are not a member of the NSFA, this module will cost $35.00. You will be invoiced prior to the module commencing.

Block 3 GT – Game Training Module (U14+)

You must have completed Block 1 and Block 2 before attending this session.

Next Opportunities:

  • 11th March, 9am-1pm – Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield
  • 20th March, 5pm-9:30pm – Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield
  • 17th June, 1:30pm-5:30pm – Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield

Click here to register!

Block Overview

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

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

The module will cover the following topics:

  • Arrival Activities
  • Game Training Overview
  • Passing Practice, Positioning Game, Game Training, Training Game Delivery
  • Coaching the Individual
  • Game-Based Approach
  • Matchday Experience

If you are not a member of the NSFA, this module will cost $35.00. You will be invoiced prior to the module commencing.

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