Developing Coaches of the Future

March 23rd, 2018

Last night saw the first Club Coach Coordinator (CCC) workshop of 2018 delivered at the home of football, the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility.

The workshop was delivered by Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) Coach Education Coordinator Tom Oldaker and ALDI MiniRoos Development Officer Brent Wallace.

Nine (9) Club Coach Coordinators attended the evening from clubs from the 3 local zones, Newcastle, Macquarie and Hunter Valley Football.

There has been a rise in the number of coaches attending courses from this time in 2017 and Oldaker was thrilled with how proactive coaches are being early in the season.

“The key learning outcomes of our courses are to provide coaches with the basic tools to develop good coaching behaviours. Research suggests that the week following a course people can lose up to 90% of the information they were presented with. This suggests we need to provide coaches with constant support,” Oldaker said.

“Best practice suggests that ‘on the job’ training provides optimum results, therefore emphasising the importance of clubs having a Club Coach Coordinator.”

“The Club Coach Coordinator program provides the support coaches need in a club setting to create an environment for the players, coaches and the club to grow” Oldaker concluded.

To see why coaches need support please click here.

Seaham Bowthorne Club President and Club Coach Coordinator, Jim Meredith who attended last night’s workshop said: “The introduction of the Club Coach Coordinator program is such a good idea.”

“Our coaches are pivotal people in our clubs. They have such a large responsibility in dealing with our kids and they need to know that they are appreciated and that there are resources available to help them with what they are doing”

“Last night’s Club Coach Co-ordinator workshop was really valuable on a number of levels. The information provided is practical and can be applied easily,” Meredith concluded.

Oldaker continued, “NNSWF cannot stress the importance of the Club Coach Coordinator program in moving forward.”

“Clubs should now be in a position to nominate their Club Coach Coordinator and get them registered for a workshop in their zone” Oldaker concluded.

To see how to implement the CCC program please click here.

Next week NNSWF are holding CCC workshops in regional zones. View the full list and register for a workshop today.

Please note NNSWF will look at holding another CCC workshop in April for the CCC’s who were unable to attend last night.

Please ensure that you inform Tom Oldaker when your club has nominated a CCC.

For any further information on the CCC program please contact Coach Education Coordinator Tom Oldaker toldaker@northernnswfootball.com.au

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