The FFA Club Coach Coordinator (CCC) program is now in its fifth year at MWFA, 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 the 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 one or several of the methods below:
- In house club coaching workshops
- In house coach mentoring
- Coaches induction evenings
- Coaches thank you days/evenings
- Monthly coaches meetings
MWFA provided all CCC clubs with a $150 equipment voucher in 2018 as recognition for their work supporting coaches, while in 2019 this was increased dramatically to $2300 for clubs to use on either purchasing equipment or funding 2 coaches to complete their FFA C-Licence.
The CCC program was launched by the MWFA in 2017 as a pilot program with 6 clubs taking part, growing to include 10 clubs in 2018 and eventually 13 clubs in 2019, all engaged at different levels and with different methods of delivery.
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.
"With a background as a high level player in the US, I started coaching my son to share some of my experience. Now 4 years later it’s a passion of mine to continue understanding the game of soccer and incorporate it into coaching!"
"I believe the CCC program is vital in enhancing the skills of grassroots coaches, and at FKFC we usually have anywhere between 6 to 8 C-Licence coaches typically looking after 1 or 2 age groups each."
"I joined Forest Killarney at 15 when my family moved to Sydney and began coaching not long after that. I coach three squads at the club and I am also committed to working as a CCC."
Sai van Wegen
"I have been coaching for 10 years across a variety of age groups and wanted to share my experience by supporting fellow coaches at Seaforth FC"