Coaches & Managers Information
Welcome to the Kiama Junior Football Club (KJFC). We appreciate your offer and commitment to coach or manage this season. Without your support we simply would not be able to operate. We hope you will have an enjoyable experience in coaching and managing and the committee is endeavoring to provide more support and encouragement to you for this season.
Please make sure players wear shin pads and boots for every training session. Without these they will not be able to play.If a parent is unable to stay the coach MUST have a contact number at which the parent can be reached at all times (i.e. mobile) in the event of an injury to their child or that coaching is cancelled early due to weather or other circumstances. This assumes the coach has a mobile phone and is happy to undertake this. This will be up to each coach. Parents will be asked to confirm the coach’s attendance prior to leaving players.
Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to match start. If you are playing at home on the early game please encourage a couple of parents to arrive a little earlier to assist with erecting the goal nets. Please remove the nets if you are the last match for the day on that particular ground. Please ensure that Team Sheets are completed accurately for all teams Graded and SSG at least 15 minutes prior to the match start.
Graded coaches are to ensure team sheets are signed at the end of each match. The pink copies of team sheets when playing away need to be returned to Dawn Power at the next week’s home game. Graded coaches need to phone, txt message or email results to (TBA) with the games result for away games by 5.00pm on the game day.
The Club is fined for incomplete or unsigned team sheets or late advice of game results.
For Graded Coaches during games, please ensure you remain within any designated coaching box or within 5m of the half way line on the side designated by the ground marshal. Please obey all directions of Ground Marshals. Refer any match day disputes or issues to the Ground Marshal or Club secretary.
Child Protection is the most critical responsibility we all have. You will be provided important information on this along with Coach/Player Code of Conduct. Our Child Protection Officer is (TBA). Please refer any matters of concern to the CPO or the committee. Please ensure we actively patrol proper respect of the goal posts. Please report any matters of concern to ground marshals or the committee
We are very keen to lift the profile of Junior Football in Kiama. Kids are lucky to have numerous sporting opportunities in town and we want to ensure that we have the best profile to encourage existing players to continue through the playing ranks with Kiama and new players to want to become part of a great team sport. Match reports will be featured weekly in the Kiama Independent. The match reports work on a roster basis and we will advise details in due course. Please encourage some or all parents to have an input in this regard. Please submit a match report and any photos (with captions) by e-mail to <email@example.com> by 5.00pm Sundays.
We want to encourage a positive learning environment ensuring the kids have FUN.
“It is important that any coach in charge of young children understands that successful coaching has little to do with winning or losing, but has a lot to do with skill development as well as social and character development”
The club encourages all coaches to attain their Junior Coaching Licence and will reimburse the cost of this ticket. Coaches & Managers are well supported by the club.
Coaches, Managers and other club volunteers will be required to fill out a 'Working with Chidlren Volunteer Declaration' form for child protection.