Coaching Courses


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.


MiniRoos Certificates

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.


Thursday February 26pm to 9pmCareel Bay (Avalon)- completed -
Monday March 66pm to 9pmDavid Thomas Reserve (Manly Vale)- completed -
Wednesday March 86pm to 9pmKitchener Park (Pittwater)- completed -
Saturday March 1810am to 1pmMiddle Head Oval (Mosman)- completed -
Tuesday March 216:30pm to 9:30pmMillers Reserve (Manly Allambie)- completed -
Thursday March 307pm to 9:30pmAbbott Road (Curl Curl)- completed -
Friday March 316pm to 9pmHews Parade (Wakehurst)- completed -
Monday April 37pm to 9:30pmCromer Park- completed -
Monday May 8 - for female coaches only6:30pm to 8:30pmCromer Park- completed -
Tuesday May 96:30pm to 9:30pmLM Graham Reserve (Brookvale)- completed -
Wednesday May 106:30pm to 9:30pmBeacon Hill Oval (Beacon Hill)- completed -
Thursday June 296:30pm to 9:30pmCromer ParkCLICK HERE to register



MWFA runs a flexible 14-hour format for the FA 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.


Wednesday March 22 and Wednesday March 296pm to 9:30pm (both nights)Cromer Park- completed -
Thursday May 4 and Thursday May 116pm to 9:30pm (both nights)Seaforth Oval- completed -
Monday June 19 and Monday June 266pm to 9:30pm (both nights)Cromer Park- completed -



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 2023 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 – your surname


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 20 and Monday March 276pm to 9:30pm (both nights)Cromer Park- completed -
Wednesday May 17 and Wednesday May 246pm to 9:30pm (both nights)Cromer Park- completed -


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 FA 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 FA Team Model and the Coach Expertise Model.
Duration: 7 days (usually weekends)
Cost: $1,155
Coaches will be required to attend all course dates from 9am to 5pm. The course is the first step on the FA 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 FA Skill Training Certificate or FA Game Training Certificate first which is run across 2 nights.