Coach Development – February Update

Coach Development – February Update

New Course Structure

Since the launch of the new NSFA coaching structure, NSFA has seen 66 Coaches participate in the Block 1 – Introduction to Coaching Module. 66 new coaches have upskilled themselves, tested their knowledge and challenged their thinking around coach development within NSFA. NSFA Coach Developers Jake Stephenson, Jaswinder Virdee, David Neale, Andrew Galbraith and Jeremy Ferral-Smith felt the participants have been a pleasure to work with so far on these modules. They’ve been actively engaged in the online modules, discussing scenarios, real-life case studies and learning about the Footballing structures and developmental phases in Australia.

NSFA has also worked in partnership with Lindfield FC’s CCC Luke Harris delivering a bespoke Block 1 course working with 22 new Lindfield FC coaches between the age of 15-18 years of age. In addition, NSFA subsequently also delivered the new NSFA Block 2 – How We Coach to those individuals the following weekend. The module was delivered at Queen Elizabeth Reserve and provided many insights into applying the theory of Block 1, into the practical delivery of these components in Block 2. NSFA also welcomed trainee NSFA Coach Developer Lorin Lambert into the delivery of these modules.

We have further dates available:

  • Block 1 – Introduction to Coaching (Online) – 14th March, 6:30pm-8pm
  • Block 1 – Introduction to Coaching (Online) – 30th March, 6:30pm-8pm
  • Block 2 – How We Coach – 5th March, 9am-1pm, Charles Bean Oval
  • Block 2 – How We Coach – 8th March, 5pm-9:30pm, Saiala Oval
  • Block 2 – How We Coach – 16th March, 5pm-9:30pm, Norman Griffiths Oval
  • Block 3 ST – Skill Training Coaching – 9th March, 5pm-9:30pm, Norman Griffiths Oval
  • Block 3 ST – Skill Training Coaching – 19th March, 9am-1pm, Norman Griffiths Oval
  • Block 3 GT – Game Training Coaching – 13th March, 9am-1pm, Norman Griffiths Oval
  • Block 3 GT – Game Training Coaching – 21st March, 5pm-9:30pm, Norman Griffiths Oval

Click here for more information and to register!

NSFA & Sydney FC CCC and Coaches Event

Last Saturday, NSFA organised in a fantastic evening working with Sydney FC’s coach development and engagement team.

It was great to see many NSFA CCC’s and coaches involved in a Sydney FC Coaching workshop, observing the on-pitch warm-up and collaborating in a fun and relaxed environment!

A big thanks to Tuna Guner (SFC Engagement Officer) and Howard Fondyke (SFC NPL First Grade Assistant Coach) for their support with this event.

We’re delighted to see the attendance of representatives from a variety of clubs:

  • North Sydney United FC
  • Knox United FC
  • Lane Cove FC
  • West Pymble FC
  • Asquith FC
  • Hornsby Heights FC
  • XLR8 Player Development

NSFA Coach Presenters 2022

We’re delighted to announce the below individuals who will be participating in delivering NSFA coach expo’s, courses, development league matchday mentoring and providing further support at any future CCC events.

  • Jake Stephenson (NSFA Coach Development Manager)
  • Jason Eagar (NSFA Technical Director)
  • Raphael Blanchon (NSFA Football Development Coach)
  • Eilidh Mackay (NSFA Head of Female Football)
  • Chris Adams (NSFA Community Football Manager)
  • Brendon Dalton
  • Luke Harris
  • Lorin Lambert
  • Jaswinder Virdee
  • Andrew Galbraith
  • David Neale
  • Jake Cohen
  • Kristi Murphy
  • Jeremy Ferral-Smith

Keep your eye out for further coach education events, information on coach expos and coaching development opportunities on our website and via our socials in due course!

Any questions can be directed to NSFA Coach Development Manager Jake Stephenson –

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