Thank you for accepting the role of Coach for your child's team. Without your support we would not be able to function successfully as a sporting club.
We hope you find all the information on this website that you need. If you have any further queries please contact either your age group co-ordinator or any committee member.
Tips for Planning Effective Training Sessions
- Maximise the practice work-time (Limit lengthy instruction)
- Maximise the variety of activities in a session.
- Activate the players by avoiding long queues and having ample equipment.
- Play lots of skill based activities and games.
- Provide positive feedback to all children to encourage involvement (e.g. good effort, nice try, well done).
- Be well organised.
- Be creative and flexible.
- Avoid running laps, encourage skill related warm-ups.
- Be punctual (arrive 15 minutes before the session begins).
- Be enthusiastic.
- Learn the names of the children as soon as possible.
- Treat all participants equally, talented or not so talented.
- Do no play favourites.
- Use a whistle to gain participants attention.
- All sessions should include dribbling, shooting, passing and catching.
- Children’s attention spans are different so vary the length and number of activities.
- Move from simple to more complex tasks.
- Keep sessions informal and free from stress. Have fun!
- Relax for a few minutes after you have finished to help calm the children.
- Always include an activity that the children are good at. Success is reward.
- Listen to the children and stop any activity when asked a question.
- Encourage the children to play man-on-man, as it encourages movement.
- Give the children an opposition player’s number to tag during the match.
- Establish a rule to 'keep the balls still while the coach is talking'.
- Don’t give them too much information at one time. The children find it difficult to process a lot of information.
Above all 'ENJOY'