The CCC program is now in its third year in Manly Warringah, with the majority of clubs in the association proactively providing coach education and coach support/mentoring. This is something everyone in MWFA can be proud of, as most other parts of the country are still looking to implement this program.
CCCs, or Club Coach Coordinators, traditionally fill the role of Technical Director, Director of Coaching or Head of Coaching. Rather than creating an additional role, this program is simply a case of recognising the work they already do and giving them a consistent title from an MWFA and FFA perspective. This is a vital role at a club, as it provides coaches with ongoing guidance and advice during the season in their environment with their players, to compliment official coaching courses, or at least encourage coaches to reflect on their coaching and consider taking up further development opportunities. The most important thing is that the players have fun, develop their skills and have a positive experience in the game, and our CCCs deserve a lot of credit for the work they have done over the last couple of years in providing this support and helping their coaches achieve these outcomes.
For May, we want to give special recognition to Dee Why Football Club.
Despite being the smallest club in the association in terms of registered players, Dee Why have been very proactive in providing their coaches with support and guidance through CCCs Ryan Doidge and John Whelan throughout the season. The club’s committee is very supportive of their coaching programs as well, which is very important.
The club recently hosted a special workshop with the support of MWFA, with almost 20 coaches in attendance, which is quite a large percentage of their coaching group. CCC Ryan Doidge had this to say:
“I thought the evening worked really well and there were take homes for absolutely everybody. I was especially happy with the turnout of volunteer coaches and also the way that the players conducted themselves. I believe some of the parent coaches will be able to use the model session and tweak things here and there when they are next on the field. I particularly liked how the coaches were engaged in questioning, and how the workshop didn’t just cover the session content but also coach behaviours and mannerisms, which I believe are key for new or inexperienced coaches.“
MWFA is pleased to provide Dee Why FC, like it did for Avalon in April, with coaching equipment from Pro Football Group as a reward for their efforts so far this season, which they can now pass on to their coaches to use. This includes several tactical whiteboards, pop up goals and flat training markers.
If you are a coach at Dee Why and would like to receive support at your training from a CCC, please contact Ryan or Johnny.
For more information about the CCC program, please see here: https://www.playfootball.com.au/coach/ccc-program
If you aren’t sure if your club has any CCCs, we would definitely encourage you to find out!