Coach Education is a key component of Football Federation Australia’s Football Development Plan.
Coaches at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that football is an enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for the development of better players.
Footballers can be divided into two streams: those that are playing for fun, and those that are playing to reach the highest level possible. These are often referred to as ‘participation’ and ‘performance’.
In Australia, we have labelled these two streams as Community Courses and Advanced Courses.
To reflect the two streams and better meet their differing needs, our Education Programs have also been divided into two pathways:
• Community, and• Advanced
The Community Courses are short, affordable and locally available courses for those coaching local amateur teams whereas the Advanced Courses are long, intensive courses aimed at those who intend to become Professional Coaches.