Coaches & Managers

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Ground Officials

Each Junior and Senior manager must appoint a ground official for each home game.

It is the responsibility of each Junior or senior team of the home club to provide at least one ground official, per field, who must be in clearly identifiable uniform and must identify themselves to the appointed match official at least 15 minutes prior to the match.

Ground officials are to be visible at all times and must be designated to provide an escort to all match officials before kick-off, at half time and full time.  A ground official cannot be the coach or manager whose game is in progress on the park, nor can the ground official be the canteen supervisor.

Before the Match

  • Put on the Ground Official vest located on the hook in the Referees Room
  • Check the referees room and make sure it is clean and comfortable
  • Upon arrival of the referees, make known to them that you are the ground official in case they need assistance
  • If an official referee is not present, ensure that a referee is arranged either by the club or by consent of the two teams playing
  • Ensure that 3 appropriate match balls are available for referee (these should already be in the referees room)
  • Escort the Referee and Assistant Referees to the field of play

During the Match

  • Ensure that the spectators behaviour is orderly and is not abusive to the referee or his assistants, players or other spectators
  • Ensure that the no-smoking rule is observed
  • Direct and assist any ambulance if called to attend a player or any other person
  • Escort the Referee and Assistant Referees to and from the field of play at the half-time break
  • Be of assistance wherever possible

After the Match

  • Ensure the referees safety at all times
  • Ensure that both teams leave the grounds in a proper and orderly manner

Escort the Referee and Assistant Referees from the field of play

Coaching a Team

Coaches and Managers of under 6 to Under 11 teams must ensure that all players receive equal playing time for each and every gameThe only exception is where a player is injured or does not want to play for whatever reason.

Coaches and Managers of under 12 to Under 16 teams must ensure that all players receive equal playing time over the entire season. These age groups differ from the younger players because in some games a player may be required to play more or less time than others. This will be adjusted in other games where they play more or less to make up a similar amount of time over the season.

The only exception is where a player:

  • is prepared to play positions the rest of the team are not interested in (e.g. goalkeeper)
  • misses training without a valid reason or does not make a concerted effort while training
  • is not available for one or more games throughout the season

Each coach will be allocated a training kit that will consist of the following:

  • training balls
  • training bibs
  • training cones
  • first aid kit

Our Coaches Are Volunteers

Only our top Senior Teams & Some Top Junior Teams have paid coaches.  All other coaches at the club are volunteers and usually a parent of a player in the team.

Educating Our Coaches

Coaches are encouraged by the Club to attend Football Queensland Coaching Courses and the club will fund the cost of such courses completed successfully. Coach Education is one of the cornerstones of the club philosophy of improving the football education of our players. There will be coach education sessions held throughout the season.

For advice on training or team set-up, please contact our Director of Coaching, James Corner for Juniors and Senior Football Director, Steve Forsyth for Seniors.

We want to ensure that our coaches are skilled up in the appropriate drills and principles required for the age group they are coaching.  Our goal is for our coaches to have the following minimum qualifications:

  • Miniroos – Grass Roots
  • Miniroos Komodo – Skills Training Certificate (Junior licence)
  • Junior (U12-15) – Skills Training Certificate (Junior licence)
  • Junior Highest Divisional Junior Team (U12-15) – Game Training Certificate (Youth licence)
  • Junior (U16+) – Game Training Certificate (Youth licence)
  • U18 – Game Training / Senior Licence

This is loosely based on the FFA Community Coaching Pathway.

FFA Coaching Resources

The FFA provides a wealth of materials for coaches on the Coach Education Program Resources page of their website.

Child Safety

All coaches that have players under the age of 18 in the team must have a Blue Card.
Manager duties differ depending on the age group involved. A coaches/managers guide has been written for each age groups coaches and managers to use for guidance throughout the season.

Responsibilities

Managers are encouraged to develop a roster at the beginning of the season so that parents/guardians are aware of their obligations to the team with respect to washing the team’s jerseys and supplying fruit at half-time.

You are welcome to download this Template Team Roster and modify it for your team.

 Playing Jerseys

All teams will be allocated a set of team jerseys to be maintained by the manager.  All jerseys should be kept in the team bag and should be washed using a team roster

The manager should identify opposing teams with similar colour jerseys and arrange alternate jerseys if necessary. Details found in the coaches’ managers guide.

 Reporting Match Scores

Miniroos do not keep score and no results need to be entered.

Junior and senior teams will need to enter teams in Sports TG and print out before the game and enter the scores at the completion of the match.

Safety Checklist

Each manager should do a quick assessment of the field and surrounds prior to the commencement of the game. This is to ensure that all goals, playing surface and surrounds are safe to be played.  Any safety concerns should be reported, addressed and fixed before the game commences.

Player of the Week Awards for Miniroos

The club has invested in some POW (Player of the Week) Trophies for those teams who wish to select a Player of the Week each week for their team (mainly intended for Miniroos teams). The intention is for the player to take the trophy home for a week and return it in time for the next game. A POW Certificate can also be awarded to players in addition to, or instead of, the POW Trophy. Click here for a sample POW Certificate.

Referees Fees

Referees are provided by FB and Samford Rangers for all home games.  All referees are paid by the home club.

Some of these referees are our own junior players ageing from 12 years old and we ask that all coaches and managers keep a watchful eye over them as far as abuse from spectators and/or opposing coaches is concerned.  Referees fees are included in your sign on and there is no need to pay the referees on the day. All referees are paid by the club after the weekend fixtures.

A complement of referees for competitive teams (U/12+) fixtures comprises a referee and two assistants (linesmen). For Miniroos it is one referee.

In general, the club will ensure that all referees are allocated for each home game.  However, should all or some of these not show-up for a game then it is up to the home team to make-up for the shortfall.  You should identify parents within your team who would be willing to referee/line a game.

End of Season Players’ Player Trophy and Most Valuable Player

This is for juniors and seniors. It is not for the miniroos

The club provides the opportunity for each competitive team to award a Players’ Player trophy to a deserving player. There is no specified protocol for the selection process. Some teams take a weekly vote and compile a tally, while others have simply rely upon the Coach/Manager’s insight or an end of season vote. Closer to the end of the season you will be asked for the details of your team’s recipient.

The last edition of the National Curriculum has been released

Please spend the time to go through this information as it is much more comprehensive than the original version.

http://www.footballaustralia.com.au/site/_content/document/FFA_National_Curriculum.pdf

Coaching drills from Four Four Two magazine and Coerver coaching

All Coerver style drills are very affective skill based practices.

http://performance.fourfourtwo.com/training-guides

If you need any help with delivering any of these drills please feel free to contact our DOC

Coaching Resources U6-U8

Some handy and fun drills for the little ones

http://www.soccerxpert.com/u6-u8-soccer-drills.aspx

Send me any freedback you have from your sessions.

Coaching Resources

Please feel free to go to :-

https://sites.google.com/site/youthsoccerlessonplans/executive-docs

To see a heap of coaching drills and practices.

SSG (Small-Sided Games) in 2008

Contact details of Coaches and Managers from other teams (in the event that you wish to borrow players, arrange friendlies, combine training sessions, etc.) can be found on the Members Only area of this web site.

Template Team Roster

SSG (Small-Sided Games) in 2008

Managers are encouraged to develop a roster at the beginning of the season so that parents/guardians are aware of their obligations to the team with respect to washing the team’s jerseys and supplying fruit at half-time. You are welcome to download this Template Team Roster and modify it for your team.

End of Season Players' Player Trophy

Trophy

The club provides the opportunity for each team to award a Players' Player trophy to a deserving player. There is no specified protocol for the selection process. Some teams take a weekly vote and compile a tally, while others have simply rely upon the Coach/Manager's insight. Closer to the end of season you will be asked for the details of your team's recipient.

Football Queensland Coaching Courses

Coaches are encouraged by the Club to attend Football Queensland Coaching Courses and will fund the cost of such courses completed successfully. Coach Education is one of the cornerstones of the club philosophy of improving the football education of our players. There will be coach education sessions held throughout the season.

For advice on training or team set-up, please contact our Director of Coaching.

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