MWFA organises a wide variety of FFA Community Coaching Courses during the winter season and summer off-season period, offering coaches the opportunity to develop their skills and pick up some ideas to help organise fun, safe and engaging training sessions.
MWFA is committed to making coach development flexible and accessible to all of our stakeholders, with a variety of dates and locations available across the Northern Beachesalong with other coach development opportunities being offered throughout the season.
More courses will be added to the tables below as they are confirmed.
This course is designed for coaches/managers/volunteers and even parents involved with age groups U6 to U11.
The 3-hour course is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN. The emphasis is on natural development i.e. learning by PLAYING football. No coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love for the game. Another highlight of the course is that the coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building a football culture in a completely practical setting.
The MiniRoos Certificate is FREE OF CHARGE for all participants, but online registration is still compulsory.
|Tuesday February 2||6:00pm to 9:00pm||Narraweena||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Wednesday March 3||6:30pm to 9:30pm||Belrose||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Thursday March 11||6:30pm to 9:30pm||Manly Allambie||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Sunday March 14||1:30pm - 4:30pm||Forest Killarney||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Friday March 19||6:30pm to 9:30pm||Wakehurst||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Tuesday March 30||7:00pm to 9:30pm||Beacon Hill||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Wednesday March 31||6:30pm to 9:30pm||Curl Curl||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Tuesday April 6||6:30pm - 9:30pm||Seaforth||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Thursday April 8||7:00pm to 9:30pm||Avalon||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Saturday April 10||10:00am to 1:00pm||CC Strikers||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Monday April 12||7:00pm to 9:30pm||Cromer Park - Female Only Course||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Wednesday April 28||6:30pm to 9:30pm||Pittwater||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Thursday May 6||7:00pm to 9:30pm||Cromer Park||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Friday May 21||6:30pm to 9:30pm||Narrabeen||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
MWFA runs a flexible 14-hour format for the FFA Skill and Game Training Certificates to make it more convenient and also more realistic for coaches to develop their knowledge and skills while working with their own team at their club. This incorporates a minimum of 7 hours on-course time, followed by post-course support including online self-reflections and feedback, being mentored by their club CCC, and attending at least one MWFA coach workshop of their choice either at their club or at Cromer Park.
Skill Training Certificates
This course is designed to up-skill coaches of age groups U8 to U13.
In the Skill Acquisition Phase, the coach MUST focus on building a solid foundation of technical skill. Candidates will also learn about session planning, organisation, coaching methodology, as well as match day coaching.
The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and deals with the development of the 4 Functional Game Skills: First Touch, Striking the Ball, Running with the Ball and 1 v 1.
|Monday March 8 and Monday March 15||6pm to 9:30pm (both nights)||Cromer Park||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Wednesday March 17 and Wednesday March 24||6pm to 9:30pm (both nights)||Cromer Park||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Monday April 19 and Monday April 26||6pm to 9:30pm (both nights)||Avalon||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Tuesday May 4 and Tuesday May 11||6pm to 9:30pm (both nights)||Seaforth||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Monday May 10 and Monday May 17||6pm to 9:30pm (both nights)||Cromer Park - Female Only Course||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Tuesday June 1 and Tuesday June 15||6pm to 9:30pm (both nights)||Narrabeen||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
The upfront cost of the Skill and Game Training Certificates is $90 which should be paid directly to MWFA, not through playfootball, and sent before the course start date. If you are an MWFA registered coach in the 2020 season, we will fully refund the course fee to you upon completion of all post-course tasks mentioned above. The $90 course fee should be sent via bank transfer to the following account:
Account Name – Manly Warringah Football Association
BSB – 633-000
Acc Number – 142619261
Reference STC or GTC plus your surname e.g. STCLAWRENZ or GTCLAWRENZ
Game Training Certificates
This course is designed to up-skill coaches of age groups Under 14+.
In the Game Training Phase, the coach’s aim will be the development of tactical awareness, perception and decision making through a game related approach to training. Candidates will also learn about session planning, organisation, coaching methodology, as well as match day coaching.
The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and provides the coach with training sessions designed to help the players apply the Functional Game Skills in a team setting using the FFA endorsed 1-4-3-3 formation.
|Monday March 22 and Monday March 29||6pm to 9:30pm (both nights)||Cromer Park||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
|Monday May 24 and Monday May 31||6pm to 9:30pm (both nights)||Cromer Park||REGISTRATIONS CLOSED|
C-Licences (Advanced Course)
This course is open to coaches 18 years of age and older, and gives candidates an understanding of the National Curriculum and the FFA Vision and Philosophy. Course participants will be exposed to the key aspects relevant to coaching players in both the Skill Acquisition (9 – 13 years old) and the Game Training (13 – 17 years old) Building Blocks, and introduced to all elements of the National Curriculum, The FFA Team Model and the Coach Expertise Model.
Duration: 7 days (usually weekends)
Coaches will be required to attend all course dates from 9am to 4pm. The course is the first step on the FFA Advanced Pathway to become a professional coach, and there is significant amount of work to be completed before you attend the course. It is highly recommended that coaches who have not previously attended any other coaching courses complete the FFA Skill Training Certificate or FFA Game Training Certificate first which is run across 2 nights.
2021/2022 courses dates TBC
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