MWFA’s Future Coaches Program is continuing to inspire, support and challenge even more aspiring coaches to develop themselves.
The MWFA Future Coaches Program is now in its third year, with 12 new coaches joining the program, and 5 from last year returning as mentors. The new group again includes people from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages and levels of experience, as well as different ambitions and motivations for being involved in the program. The common theme between all of them is their attitude and desire to improve as a coaches, which means the bar has been set very high throughout.
7 sessions covering a variety of areas have been completed so far, with another 5 to take place in February and early March, before the program moves more into a 1-on-1 mentoring format during the 2022 season. A lot of the content was chosen by the participants, including developing a philosophy, periodisation, understanding how the brain works and personal development, with sessions on tactical understanding and leadership and management still to come. A lot of self-reflection and peer feedback has been taking place as well, as coaches present about themselves and where they want to go with their coaching.
Several special guests were invited to share their experiences, feedback and advice to the group, including Manly United Men’s Technical Director Sam Gallagher, former New Zealand international Leo Bertos, and former Socceroo Robbie Hooker. MWFA would like to thank these guests for giving back to community football and sharing their knowledge, as all of the coaches very much appreciated their professionalism and openness.
Look out for profiles on each of the Future Coaches on the MWFA website in the coming months.