These courses are organised by the State Football Federations.
Free Membership to s2s
Once you have enrolled and paid for your course you will be sent a campaign code for this exciting online coaching resource. This will allow you FREE access until at least June 2012 enabling you to enjoy the many features of this tool. With over 1600 practices broken down into age related training sessions and backed up by videos, you can download readymade sessions, create your own or even print off whole development programs. Please enjoy this easy to use resource and good luck with your coaching.
Course overview of the Community Pathway
The Community pathway is aimed at coaches who prefer to coach (mainly) at the Amateur level. Whilst sometimes not as ambitious as those who are on the Advanced pathway they still seek assistance in the preparation, organization and conduct of safe, age related training sessions. The exciting part about having two pathways is that there is now a course for all coaches at whatever level they choose. Furthermore at Community level coaches can now choose where they wish to enter the pathway. For example instead of the old method of having to attend the Junior Course followed by a Youth Course (if you gained a advanced pass) before enrolling on the Senior Course, which is the vertical approach, coaches can now enter at the level appropriate to the age group that they will be coaching ( horizontal approach)
Grass Roots Coaching Certificate - for coaches coaching up to u/7
This Three (3) hour course provides the novice coach with the necessary tools to create a fun environment for the players, one in which they can learn to play with the ball and hopefully build a lifelong love of the game.
Junior License Course
A fourteen (14) hour course has been designed to help those who are training players aged between 8 and 11 and provides ideas on how to create a positive learning environment for those players. As the field sizes and the number of players increase slightly so do the challenges for our youngsters, for example: passing / controlling the ball, movement and decision making. The coach at this level is encouraged to conduct meaningful training sessions that will help develop the players decision making process so they can start to solve problems for themselves without having to rely entirely on the coach. On this course the coaches are provided with helpful hints on using the questioning / challenging technique to assist their young players in decision making as well as some basic information regarding positioning in relation to the ball so that the p[layers can gain a wider understanding of the game’s requirements.
Youth and Senior Certificate 1 Courses
Certificate One (1) courses are conducted over 7 hours each. These courses provide opportunities for coaches to see model sessions by the presenters and to get involved in the planning and presentation of safe, appropriate and age related practices. These courses are “non assessed” meaning that the participants will not be required to do an assessment to be awarded the certificate but rather will have ongoing opportunities throughout the course via a series of group coaching practice sessions. They will complete a self assessment checklist following their session and receive feedback from their peers as well as the presenters.
Youth and Senior Certificate 2 Courses
One MUST complete a Certificate one (1) course prior to attempting a Certificate two (2) / License
Certificate 2 courses are held over a fourteen (14) hour duration. They follow a similar format to the Certificate 1 courses and seek to reinforce the methodology of teaching through seeing and experiencing more model sessions as well as affording the candidate more opportunities to conduct practices as part of a group and as an individual in preparation for their License assessment.
Youth and Senior License Assessments
The License assessment component of the Youth and Senior courses are to be completed as part of the certificate two courses. One can however apply for an assessment off course but this may attract an extra fee.
Click on the links below to view upcoming courses. If no courses are scheduled, contact your State Football Federation to express interest.
National or State Coaching Event