As part of NSFA Female Football Week initiatives, we will be hosting a female only MiniRoos course on Friday 13th May at Blackman 5.45pm to 7pm. The coaching course is one of many initiatives that will make up the event.
All females aged 15 and over are encouraged to attend the course to see what it is all about. The coach developers will create an inclusive and empowering environment. Our aim is to inspire you to be leaders in the game!
Hear first-hand below from Michelle, a mum who attended the course at the NTRA Coach Expo. Come and give it a go!
Click here to register for the course. We look forward to seeing you there!
Why did you choose to coach this season?
My eldest son just started school and it’s his first season playing soccer. The team were looking for a coach and I didn’t want to let him down. I have seen first-hand how soccer has played a vital part (exercise and social) in my husband’s life for the past 35 years and I want the same for my son.
How did you find the MiniRoos coaching course?
It was just what I needed! The course helped me understand how to approach a training session with young soccer enthusiasts. It outlined the key features of a successful session, how to talk to the kids about soccer, and it was practical – you got to be the kids for a night.
What have you enjoyed about coaching so far?
Getting to know the kids! The sessions are chaos but we have fun, we give it a go, and we are working out what works and what doesn’t. Coaches are saints!
What advice would you give to another mum thinking about coaching their child’s team?
Do it for your son or daughter! It’s a great way to get to know the children and the parents. It does require commitment and if you can enlist a few parents as helpers or assistants it makes it easier. You’re also doing it to be a role model for your child, they’ll be super proud.