Coaching Corner

From our Club Coaching Team…

FFA Grassroots Coaching Course/ MiniRoos Workshop

With season 2015 over now, it  is a great time to prepare for next season and gain formal coaching accreditation and experience via the FFA Community Coaching Pathway.

SSFA are offering the Skills Training and Game Training Certificate Courses which are aimed at coaches of 9-13 year olds and 13-17 year olds respectively.

If you are coaching in these age groups you will find the information on these courses invaluable. The courses are largely practical in nature so you will get to experience first-hand some of the latest methods and techniques used in the FFA National Curriculum. You will also receive FFA accreditation and an opportunity to meet fellow coaches with similar objectives. Both courses will be presented by Jon Long (SSFA Football Manager).

When, where and how much is the course held and how long does it go for?

Skills Training Certificate

(14 hours – i.e. 2 x 7 hour sessions) 9am-4pm

Cost: $90
Aimed at Coaches of 9-13 year olds
When: Saturday March 7th and Sunday March 8th
Where: Harrie Dening Football Centre, Bates Drive Kareela (off Princes Hwy)

Game Training Certificate

(12 hours – i.e. 4 x 3 hour sessions) 6pm-9pm

Cost: $90.
Aimed at Coaches of 13-17 year olds.
When: Wednesdays March 25, April 1,8,15.
Where: Harrie Dening Football Centre, Bates Drive Kareela (off Princes Hwy).

Much of these courses are practical and most of the work is done in groups and the main role of the presenter is to ensure each candidate understands the course – we will help you to get your coaching qualification in a friendly inclusive environment.

Coaches associated with SSFA clubs may have the cost subsidized by their respective club – check with your club. If you are not subsidized by your club you will need to pay either in person or over the phone/internet prior to the first day of the course. Contact SSFA Office on 9542-3577 for further information.

What do you need to do to register and prepare for the course?

  1. Register online via the link provided below
  2. Click here to access the appropriate course manual (or via

What do you need to bring to the course?

  1. Suitable attire to actively participate in practical sessions – this includes suitable footwear (boots if desired) , shin guards, wet weather gear and towel
  2. Writing materials, sunscreen, drink bottles – tea and coffee making facilities are available

Coaches associated with SSFA affiliated Clubs will be given priority. Participants will be advised (via email) of their acceptance to the Course as soon as numbers are finalised.

ARE YOU READY TO START? – Complete your Registration via the following link

Ensure you click on the correct course and location (i.e. Skill Training or Game Training at Sutherland Shire Football Assoc – Location is Kareela)

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