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Coaching at Balmain DFC

Our club depends on volunteer coaches drawn mainly from our parent, carer and player community to provide coaching across our teams.

All members of our community including males and females, regardless of prior football experience are encouraged to participate as coaches or assistant coaches and will be supported by the Club to complete coaching certificates relevant for the age group they support.

The club provides all equipment, training opportunities, coaching advice and support to assist volunteers be successful in this role.

Coach Materials & plans

All course materials for Football Federation Australia’s National Football Curriculum are available for use by community coaches and provide a wealth of material and guidance to support coaches plan and implement their sessions.

Below is a summary of the defined development objectives, session plans and links to sample activities for each age group that provide a high level guide to coaching your team.

Coach Education

In the section above you can find the goals of football learning for all age groups. These materials will allow you to create specifically tailored sessions and channel your thinking in the way of gradual football development suitable for your players (Tiny Tigers through to Seniors).

Balmain and District Football Club’s official YouTube channel can help you with activities and education.

Playlists include:

You can also look for Football Canterbury coaching certificates and courses, events and materials.

The education and coaching pathway start with coaching courses:

  • MiniRoos coaching certificate: suitable if you are coaching 4 – 8yo
  • Foundation of Football Course: suitable for all ages from 5

If you would like to learn more about tactics, structures, and systems, you can look at the advanced coaching courses. Balmain DFC recommends finding time to attend appropriate coaching certificate and we can assist you on your coaching journey.

Upcoming Football Canterbury events can be viewed here.

Summary of UEFA coaching booklet for Youth can be found here.

The document Supportive parent is recommended for everybody, and explains the pathways for a player and how parents can help children to enjoy their football experience.

BDFC will inform its members about MiniRoos certificates held at Waterfront Oval (Callan Park) on its Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/balmaindfc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/balmaindfc/

To register for a course, go to our Coach Education Calendar page

Coach Support

All coaches will be invited to a coach information session at the start of the season where they will:

  • Be provided with important information on coaching for the season
  • Hear from the club’s professional development coaches on making the most of coaching
  • Get more information on the opportunities for coaching courses and certificates
  • Have the opportunity to set up a coaching mentor who can provide support to new or developing coaches through the season