Coaching community football is a profoundly rewarding role, shaping not just football players, but fostering a love of football.

Coaches are architects of joy, enhancing players’ fun, experiences, and skill development. Their influence extends beyond the field, instilling values of teamwork, discipline, and sportsmanship.

Guiding these young minds creates a lasting impact, as we witness the transformation of individuals into a cohesive team. In this dynamic role, the pursuit of victory is coupled with the cultivation of character, making coaching an invaluable and fulfilling contribution to the football community.

There are a number of opportunities for people to be involved in coaching;

  • Coaching local teams
  • Coaching in the Football St George Girls Skill Acquisition Program
  • Attending Coach Education courses, seminars, and workshops
  • Applying to be part of the female coach mentor program
  • Becoming a Coach Education Tutor

COACHING PATHWAYS

Football Australia provide coach education opportunities in two streams; the Community Pathway, and the Advanced Pathway.

  • Community Pathway courses are specifically designed for the coaches who look after community / grassroots players. The courses are short, easily accessible and low-cost.
  • Advanced Pathway courses are specifically designed for the coaches who work with players who are focused on performance (typically those in the NPL competitions and higher). The courses are longer and much more intensive. The course fees reflect the length and quality of the training program delivered.

HOW DO I FIND A CLUB OR TEAM?

For Winter Football Competitions, you can find a list of clubs on the Our Clubs page of this website.

Which Course is right for me?

The following table helps coaches understand which player courses and goalkeeping courses are right for them;

COMMUNITY PATHWAY COURSES FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT STAGE
& COMPETITION AGE GRADE
ADVANCED PATHWAY COURSES
Foundation of Football CertificatePerformance Phase (U17 and older)

Game Training Phase (U13 – U17)

Skill Acquisition Phase (U9 – U13)

Professional Diploma

Advanced A Diploma

Advanced B Diploma

Advanced C Diploma

MiniRoos / Grassroots CertificateDiscovery Phase (U5 – U9)Not applicable
Community Goalkeeper Coaching CoursePerformance Phase (U17 and older)

Game Training Phase (U13 – U17)

Skill Acquisition Phase (U9 – U13)

Discovery Phase (U5 – U9)

Goalkeeping A Diploma

Goalkeeping B Diploma

Foundation of Goalkeeping

Click below to find a list of coaching courses on our Coach Education page: