Sydney FC are pleased to announce a new at-home online series aimed at educating and providing access to Sydney FC’s core coaches to help clubs and associations with coaching within their own teams.

The three sessions to be run throughout June, are targeted at different levels of coaches and fans within our football community, with guest speakers appropriate to the level of coaching.

To manage demand, participants will need to register for each session, through the registration link here, registrants can also pre-register questions for each presenter.

Session 1: Our Youth Vision and Coaching Philosophy

Guest Speaker/Facilitator : Kelly Cross – Technical Director, Youth at Sydney FC
When: Tuesday 2 June, 7pm
Target Audience:
 SAP Coaches
Key Topics Covered:

  • The role of Sydney FC Academy in Sydney’s grassroots footprint.
  • The role of the coach and parents in the players journey.
  • Complexity in player development.
  • How could association SAP Coaches apply this methodology to their teams.
  • Q&A

Session 2: Motivating and Coaching Young Kids

Guest Speaker/Facilitator: Howard Fondyke, Manager – Community Programs at Sydney FC
When: Tuesday 9 June, 7pm
Target Audience:
 Junior Coaches and Parents
Key Topics Covered:

  • Discovery Phase basics and the aim of coaching kids at a young age
  • The role of the coach and the parent
  • How to prepare and set up an effective training session (group)
  • Staying fit at home (individual)
  • Q&A

Session 3: Coaching of Senior Players

Guest Speaker/Facilitator : Paul Reid – Assistant Hyundai A-League Coach at Sydney FC.
When: Tuesday 16 June, 7pm
Target Audience:
 Coaches of Senior Teams

Key Topics Covered:

  • Training schedule at Sydney FC (daily, weekly, monthly, yearly)
  • Working with professional footballers
  • How to prepare the players after Covid-19
  • The role of the second assistant
  • Q&A