Balgownie Junior Football Club encourage all coaches to undertake Football NSW accredited coaching courses to further their knowledge of the curriculum and discover resources available to assist in coaching.
The club will reimburse fees paid for the following registered courses:
- Grassroots Licence – (5-9 Year Old Players) – Known as the ‘Discovery Phase’
The 3 hour course is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN. The emphasis is on natural development i.e learning by PLAYING football. No coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love for the game. Another highlight of the course is that coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building a football culuture in a completely practical setting.
2. Skills Training Certificate – (9-13 Year Old Players) – Known as the ‘Skill Acquisition Phase’
In the Skill Acquisition Phase the coach must focus on building a solid foundation of Technical Skill. The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and deals with the development of the 4 Functional Game Skills:
- First Touch
- Running with the Ball
- Striking the Ball
3. Game Training Certificate – (13-17 Year Old Players) – Known as the ‘Game Training Phase’
In the Game Training Phase the coach’s aim will be the development of tactical awareness, perception and decision making through a game related approach, to training. The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and provides the coach with training sessions designed to help the players apply Functional Game Skills in a team using the FFA endorsed ‘1-4-3-3’ formation.
4. Senior Coaching Certificate – (17+ Year Old Players) – Known as the ‘Performance Phase’
In this Phase the coach prepares the team for a competition environment where the winning becomes the main aim. Training focuses on solving football problems, based on match analysis. FOOTBALL CONDITIONING also becomes a key part of the course. The course is conducted over 14 hours and assists the coach by providing model sessions on solving football problems.