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 Dee Why.
The club has had an active for CCC program for several years now led by Ryan Doidge. In 2021, they held several coach education nights where the club provided dinner and refreshments for the coaches, and they spent time designing session plans, discussing how to keep training engaging for the players, and also covering some tips for coaching on a game day. They were enjoyable nights full of learning and opportunities to share experiences.
“It was great to come to a club with an active CCC program where coaches are supported, but also challenged. As part of my coaching journey and possibly looking at future coaching courses, these learning opportunities have been invaluable.” – Johnny M
A great example of one initiative that came from these workshops are half-time team talks being led by the players themselves, where they work together to look to find opportunities in the second half, and the coach takes more of a guiding role.
Next year Dee Why hope to bring on more coaches that want to learn and develop, and continue to improve their program. They hope to run practical sessions using some of their teams to help give their coaches more practical experience through their workshops, and they have also invested in video analysis technology to provide some match day analysis for their players and their coaches.
As a reward and recognition of the everyone’s efforts at Dee Why 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.