The Club Coach Coordinator (CCC) program has been running in MWFA for five years now, and has had a very positive impact on our member clubs who have engaged with the program to support their club coaches within their own environment. MWFA feedback from two surveys over the past two years clearly shows that player enjoyment through a positive coaching experience is one of the major factors in a young player’s decision to continue playing, and to continue playing at his/her current club.
The CCC program sees grassroots clubs take ownership (with support from MWFA) of coach development within their club to support and value their new and inexperienced coaches, through a variety of methods suited to each club’s needs. Despite the challenges of COVID and the 2021 season being cut short, many clubs were still able to do a great job this year and achieve some meaningful outcomes with their CCC program.
This week we’d like to acknowledge the efforts and achievements of Narrabeen.
2021 was the first year Narrabeen has been able to put a full CCC program in place. The club produced a program for all U9 to U15 teams and recruited several professional coaches to run these sessions internally rather than outsourcing.. They also organised with MWFA to host several coaching courses for first time ever at Boondah Reserve, catering to a good number of mum and dad coaches. The club’s CCC Peter ‘Rocky’ Giles felt that the CCC program impacted the club in a way he never expected.
“The parents and coaches were so impressed with the management and training that they too wanted to be given the opportunity to learn the skills, or just watch their children learn new skills by new faces. I even had calls from people outside of our club wanting to see if their children could get into the program.“
Narrabeen would like to recruit more CCCs for next season so they can focus in on certain age groups, and then offer coaching courses specific to those age groups, giving all of the coaches a main point of contact and coaching support specific to them, and relying less on age group coordinators.
As a reward and recognition of the everyone’s efforts at Narrabeen in 2021, MWFA is pleased to be providing the club with funding for $2,300 worth of coaching equipment through Besteam.
Coaches keen for ongoing support with their own team (on top of the coaching courses and workshops available through MWFA) at their own training sessions and matches should reach out to a CCC at their club, or contact their club to find out who their CCCs are.