Coach of the Week: Franz Baumann



Over the last few months, MWFA has been sending our Coach Mentors out to visit all of our clubs to provide coaches with guidance and support with their training sessions, as well as occasional match visits. During this time we have come across several examples of coaches who are doing a really great job.

This week we’d like to acknowledge Franz Baumann and Dimitri Aroney who coach the U8 Furry Fury at Forest Killarney.

See this video to check out some highlights of their recent training session, as well as some quick interviews with both coaches!


MWFA Coach Development Manager Eugene Lawrenz said: “Franz and Dimitri collaborate really well together during their sessions and this is great to see. It allows them to split the players up into smaller groups for higher levels of participation and number of touches on the ball, as well as giving the players a mix of voices and perspectives guiding them. Managing a group of young children can be a challenge sometimes but these guys are always positive, keen to continue learning, and always looking to help their players improve their skills.”

Well done Franz and Dimitri, and keep up the good work!

As a reward and recognition for their efforts, we are also pleased to provide their team with a few special gifts:

  • extra training balls, because every coach wishes they had more balls to use so they can do exercises where every player has a ball each to work on their control
  • mini goals, because scoring into actual goals always makes training more fun, and finishing is a skill we should encourage players to develop ever more
  • a whiteboard, so coaches can help players understand their positions and how to support each other visually, which is much more effective than just using words


Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting some other coaches from different clubs, so make sure you stay tuned to our website to see who else will be MWFA Coach of the Week.



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