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 CC Strikers.
CC Strikers have been running a CCC program for several seasons led by Ross Brown, building on the Coach Development opportunities offered by MWFA. Many coaches from the club who attended these events reached out to the CCCs for guidance at their training sessions and to hone the skills they had learnt, which is a great example of how all of these structures can be combined and compliment each other.
This year in particular, the club invested in video analysis technology for both training sessions and matches for coaches to review their team’s performances as well as their own coaching, which will be a powerful tool for Coach Development in the club in future years especially.
Because CC Strikers are a relatively large club with a lot of coaches, the last two seasons being impacted by COVID has meant their ability to provide coach support has been a bit disjointed, and a lot of what they wanted to do had to be put on the backburner. Their objective for 2022 will be to go back to basics to refresh and revitalise their CCC program to give coaches a real understanding of what the program can offer them and their teams.
As a reward and recognition of the everyone’s efforts at CC Strikers in 2021, MWFA is pleased to be providing the club with funding for 2 coaches to complete their FA C-Licence coaching course.
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.