The Northern Suburbs Football Association concluded its highly successful Off-Season Coaching Masterclass Series last night with Masterclass 3, attracting over 54 coaches from across the region.
With over 135 coaches participating throughout the series, it’s safe to say that this endeavour has left an indelible mark on the local coaching community.
The series, which kicked off in September, was designed to provide coaches with additional support during their off-season, giving them the tools and knowledge needed to develop their players and teams in 2024. Over the three masterclasses, coaches heard from a range of world-class presenters on a variety of topics, including youth development, coaching philosophy, and game analysis.
The atmosphere at Charles Bean Oval, Lindfield, for Masterclass 3 was energetic as coaches eagerly absorbed insights from three distinguished presenters:
• Drew Taylor – Topic: Session (Re)Design
• Ian Crook – Topic: Modern Trends in Football
• Tom Sermanni – Topic: Matildas: How we got here and where to next
“The lineup of speakers was phenomenal, and the topics covered have helped me prepare in my downtime for the huge season ahead,” shared one coach, capturing the sentiment of many who found value in the diverse range of discussions.
Notable attendees across the series included staff and coaches from XLR8 Player Development and Northern Tigers FC, plus coaches from 18 NSFA Clubs, contributing to the diverse tapestry of football knowledge shared during the evening. In addition, visiting coaches from Central Coast Football, Football Canterbury, Macarthur Bulls FC and Sydney FC added to the rich exchange of experiences.
Another coach added “It was fantastic to hear from world-class presenters and learn more about their experiences and journey in the game that we all love” highlighting the appreciation for the calibre of speakers featured throughout the series.
“Thank you to NSFA’s Coach Development Manager, Jake Stephenson, for providing this experience – it was a great way to wrap up a busy year of coach education events” the same coach added.
The success of the Off-Season Coaching Masterclass Series is a testament to NSFA’s commitment to fostering coaching excellence. Coaches at all levels benefited from the diverse expertise offered by the speakers. As the series concludes, NSFA looks forward to building on this momentum. Plans are already underway for future initiatives, and the association remains dedicated to supporting coaches on their journey toward excellence.
We look forward to seeing you at our next coach education event!
Coaches from the following 18 NSFA Clubs attended across the series:
- Asquith SC
- Berowra FC
- Chatswood Rangers FC
- Gordon FC
- Greenwich SC
- Hornsby Heights FC
- Hornsby RSL FC
- Kissing Point FC
- Knox United FC
- Lane Cove FC
- Lane Cove West FC
- Lindfield FC
- Mount Colah FC
- North Sydney Utd FC
- Northbridge FC
- Turramurra United FC
- UTS FC
- West Pymble FC