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To coach football in season 2018, you will need to register online with a club. Instructions on how to do so are below.

Click Here to Register Online

Select the appropriate option:
• Proceed to login pages (if you have played before and have a FFA Number)
• Find your FFA Number (if you cannot remember your FFA Number)
• Create an FFA account (if you have never played/officiated before)

Start your registration:
• Once logged in, select “Register”
• Update all contact details as this is how you will be contacted
• Click the “Next” button at the bottom of the screen
• Step 1. Enter “Your Club Name”
• Step 2. Select the Registration role as: “Coach”
• Step 3. Select the correct Registration Package that applies
• Step 4. Click “Add Packages”
• Click the “Next” button at the bottom of the screen
• Read and acknowledge Terms and Conditions by ticking the box, then click “Next”
• Select “Pay Online” on the payment page
• Answer the questions on the final page and click the “Save All Answers” button



> NNSWF Coach Headquarters – coaching tips, courses, resources and much more. Check it out!

> FFA Play Football Coach Headquarters – coaching tips, courses, resources and much more. Check it out!

> Your Coaching Qualification History – view your current qualifications and previous courses attended.

Coaching Courses – The below courses are ones that are being held within the FMNC zone.

2018 FMNC COACHING COURSES

Course Information (who’s it for, time/cost, what is it)
Senior Training, Game Training, Skill Training, Goalkeeper Training, ALDI Miniroos Certificate.

Click on course name for information and to register.

Goalkeeper Training – Port Macquarie, 9am-5pm, Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th February

Senior Training – Taree, 9am-5pm, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March

Game Training (U14-U17) – Taree, 9am-5pm, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th March

ALDI Miniroos Certificate – Laurieton, 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 14th March

Senior Training – Port Macquarie, 9am-5pm, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March

Game Training (U14-U17) – Port Macquarie, 9am-5pm, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March

ALDI Miniroos Certificate – Port Macquarie, 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 21st March

Skill Training (U9-U15) – Taree, 9am-5pm, Saturday 24th March

Skill Training (U9-U15) – Port Macquarie, 9am-5pm, Sunday 25th March

Club Coach Co-ordinator Workshop – Taree, 6pm-9pm, Tuesday 27th March

Club Coach Co-ordinator Workshop – Telegraph Point, 6pm-9pm, Wednesday 28th March

Skill Training (U9-U15) – Forster, 6pm-9pm, Tuesday 3rd and Wednesday 4th April

ALDI Miniroos Certificate – Taree, 6pm-7.30pm, Monday 9th April

ALDI Miniroos Certificate – Port Macquarie, 6pm-7.30pm, Tuesday 10th April

ALDI Miniroos Certificate – Green Point, 6pm-7.30pm, Wednesday 11th April

ALDI Miniroos Certificate – Taree, 6pm-7.30pm, Tuesday 1st May

Skill Training (U9-U15) – Kempsey, 6pm-9pm, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th May

ALDI Miniroos Certificate – Macleay Valley, 6pm-7.30pm, Thursday 31st May

ALDI Miniroos Certificate – Kempsey, 6pm-7.30pm, Friday 1st June

Club Coach Co-ordinator Workshop – Taree, 6pm-9pm, Tuesday 12th June

Club Coach Co-ordinator Workshop – Port Macquarie, 6pm-9pm, Wednesday 13th June

FMNC encourages all coaches to attend courses with a view to development.

> Find a Coaching Course – find the relevant coaching course that you are looking to attend.

> Newcastle Permanent Skill of the Week Videos – A fantastic coaching tool with numerous coaching videos complete with session plan.

> Community Coaching
Coaches have more influence over the enjoyment of participants than any other person in the game. This is particularly so for participants at the start of the journey; young boys and girls.

Coaches have the unique opportunity and responsibility to nurture children’s psychological growth and development. Football is a way for children to develop health and well-being, a positive self-image, sporting skills and life skills, such as socialisation and group behaviour. The same is true throughout the lifelong participation pathway. At every age group, a coach who provides a positive environment will have happy players.

In 2013, FFA conducted a research project with over 8,300 football participants to gain a better understanding of how to improve each player’s experience. The research showed the major factor in getting participants more likely to play football was by improving the standard and availability of coaches:

• Coaching was the number 1 influence on a player’s experience.
• Improving the quality of coaches was the number 1 suggestion by players for improving their experience.
• Coaching was also the number 1 factor to bring lapsed players back into the game & poor quality coaching is the number one reason why kids are leaving the sport.

> Coaching Resources

National Curriculum

The National Curriculum is a sound, consistent and coordinated National Talent Development and Identification program for Football in Australia that aims to achieve a major improvement in the quality and performance of Australia’s top players, coaches and teams. This Curriculum is in its second edition and has been developed through a wide consultation process to ensure all relevant ideas and thinking are considered and ensuring that the appropriate areas for improvement are targeted.

Click HERE for the National Football Curriculum.

FFA Coaching Resource

The FFA Coaching Resource is a digital version of the National Curriculum, with sessions and information more easily accessible for coaches at all level. The site contains all the sessions and information adapted to seamlessly display on a device, be it mobile, tablet or computer.

Click HERE for the FFA Coaching Resource

Football For Kids ebook

This book is a very useful tool for coaches and parents working in grassroots football. A great resource for coaching 5-7 year olds and features coaching tips and practise drills to make football enjoyable and fun for younger age groups.

Click HERE for the Football For Kids ebook.

Discovery Phase Session Plan Template

This template is designed to help you plan your training session with Beginning, Middle & End activities, and also keep track of what equipment you will need. A great resources for coaches just starting out.

Click HERE for the Discovery Phase Session Plan Template.

MiniRoos Playing Formats and Rules

The Playing Rules and Formats are outlined for ages 5-11 within this document. You will find rules and formats for U6-7, U8-9, and U10-11 age categories for MiniRoos.

Click HERE for the MiniRoos Playing Rules.

Discovery Phase Model Sessions (U6-9)

A complete season training session guide for ages 5-9. It features training activities for skills based on 1v1, running with the ball, and striking the ball. A great resource to help you plan your training session.

Click HERE for the Discovery Phase Model Sessions.

Skill Acquisition Phase Model Sessions (U10-13)

Training session guides for ages 10-13. It features training activities for skills based on 1v1, running with the ball, striking the ball, and first touch. A great resource to help you plan your training session.

Click HERE for the Skill Acquisition Phase Model Sessions.

Game Training Phase Model Sessions (U13-17)

Training session guides for ages 13-17. It features training activities for skills based on 1v1, running with the ball, striking the ball, and first touch. A great resource to help you plan your training session.

Click HERE for the Game Training Phase Model Sessions.

Performance Phase Model Sessions (17+)

Training session guides for ages +17. Prepare teams for a competitive environment where winning has become the main aim. Train to focus on solving football problems, based on match analysis. Integrate FOOTBALL CONDITIONING as a key part of the program.

Click HERE for the Performance Phase Model Sessions.

Newcastle Permanent Skill of the Week

Skill of the Week is a series of short videos aimed at assisting community coaches to plan and implement safe, fun and age appropriate coaching sessions for their players.

Click HERE for Newcastle Permanent Skill of the Week videos.

Skill Training Certificate Participant Manual

This Participant Manual provides vital coaching information and feature model sessions for the Skill Acquisition Phase and covers the course content included in the Skill Training Certificate course.

Click HERE for the Skill Training Certificate Participant Manual.

Game Training Certificate Participant Manual

This Participant Manual provides vital coaching information and feature model sessions for the Game Training Phase and covers the course content.

Click HERE for the Game Training Certificate Participant Manual.



Click on the below links for relevant information.

2018 FMNC Competition Rules
2018 FMNC Competition Fixtures
2018 High Performance Fixtures
2018 Competition Calendar (updated 30th March 2018)
FMNC Clubs
FMNC Playing Times & Ball Sizes
FMNC Generic Special Competition Rules

Finals Series Procedures

For all FMNC Finals series matches.

• In ALL Competitions, in the event of a draw at full time, a five (5) minute break will be taken then two ten (10) minute halves with no break will be played.

• If the scores are still level after extra time, then a penalty shoot-out, conducted under FIFA rules, will take place to decide the winner.



Officials Code of Fair Play

Modify rules and regulations to match the skill levels and needs of young people.

Compliment and encourage all participants.

Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.

Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.

Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors.

Encourage and promote rule changes, which will make participation more enjoyable.

Be a good sport yourself. Actions speak louder than words.

Keep up to date with the latest trends in officiating and the principles of growth and development of young players.

Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.

Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.

Give junior players a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Players Code of Fair Play

Play by the rules.

Never argue with a referee or assistant referee. If you disagree, have you captain, coach or manager approach the official on your behalf.

Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other players, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent are not acceptable or permitted behaviours in soccer.

Work equally hard for yourself and your team. Your team’s performance will benefit, so will you.

Be a good sport, recognise all good plays whether they are part of your team or the opposition.

Treat all participants in soccer as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitors.

Cooperate with your coach, teammates and opponents. Without them there would be no game.

Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participant regardless of the their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Parents Code of Fair Play

Remember that children participate in sport for their enjoyment.

Encourage children to participate, do not force them.

Focus on the child’s efforts and performance rather than winning or losing.

Encourage children always to play according to the rules and to settle disagreements without resorting to hostility or violence.

Never ridicule or yell at a child for making a mistake or losing a game.

Remember that children learn best by example. Appreciate good performances and skilful plays by all participants.

Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from all of soccer’s activities.

Respect official’s decisions and teach children to do likewise.

Show appreciation for volunteer coaches, officials and administrators. Without them, your child could not participate.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Coaches Code of Fair Play

Remember that junior players participate for pleasure and winning is only part of the fun.

Never ridicule or yell at a junior players for making a mistake or not winning.

Be reasonable in you demands on players’ time, energy and enthusiasm.

Operate within the rules and spirit of the game and teach your players to do the same.

Ensure that the time players spend with you is a positive experience. All junior players are deserving of equal attention and opportunities.

Avoid overplaying the talented players; the just average need and deserve equal time.

Ensure that equipment and facilities meet safety standards and are appropriate to the age and ability of all players.

Display control, respect and professionalism to all involved with the sport. This includes opponents, coaches, officials, administrators, the media, parents and spectators. Encourage your players to do the same.

Show concern and caution toward sick and injured players. Follow the advice of a physician when determining whether an injured player is ready to recommence training or competition.

Obtain appropriate qualifications and keep up to date with the latest coaching practices and the principles of growth and development of young players.

Any physical contact with a junior player should be appropriate to the situation and necessary for the player’s development.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Spectators Code of Fair Play

Remember that young people participate for their enjoyment and benefit, not yours.

Applaud good performance and efforts from all individuals and teams.

Congratulate all participants on their performance regardless of the game’s outcome.

Respect the decisions of officials and teach junior players to do the same.

Never ridicule or scold a player for making a mistake. Positive comments are motivational.

Condemn the use of violence in any form, whether it is by spectators, coaches, officials or players.

Show respect for your team’s opponents. Without them there would be no game.

Encourage players to follow the rules and the officials’ decisions.

Do not use foul language, sledge or harass players, coaches or officials.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Teachers Code of Fair Play

Modify rules and regulations to match the skill levels and needs of young people.

Compliment and encourage all participants.

Be consistent, objective and courteous when making decisions.

Condemn unsporting behaviour and promote respect for all opponents.

Emphasise the spirit of the game rather than the errors.

Encourage and promote rule changes, which will make participation more enjoyable.

Be a good sport yourself. Actions speak louder than words.

Keep up to date with the latest trends in officiating and the principles of growth and development of young players.

Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.

Place the safety and welfare of the participants above all else.

Give junior players a ‘fair go’ regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Administrators Code of Fair Play

Provide opportunity for involvement of young players in planning, leadership, evaluation and decision making related to their activity.

Give all young players equal opportunities to participate.

Create pathways for young players to participate in soccer not just as a player but also as a coach, referee, administrator etc.

Ensure that rules, equipment, length of games and training schedules are modified to suit the age, ability and maturity level of young players.

Provide quality supervision and instruction for junior players.

Remember that young players participate for their enjoyment and benefit. Do not overemphasise awards.

Help coaches and officials highlight appropriate behaviour and skill development, and help to improve the standards of coaching and officiating.

Ensure that everyone involved in junior sport emphasises fair play, and not winning at all costs.

Give a code of Fair Play sheet to spectators, officials, parents, coaches, players & the media & encourage them to follow it.

Remember, you set an example. Your behaviour and comments should be positive and supportive.

Support implementation of Soccer Australia’s National Junior Development Policy.

Make it clear that abusing young players in any way is unacceptable and will result in disciplinary action.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.

Media Code of Fair Play

Provide coverage of junior soccer activities as well as reporting adult soccer matches.

Be aware of the differences between adult soccer, professional soccer and modified sports programs for junior players.

Don’t highlight isolated incidents of inappropriate sporting behaviour.

Focus upon a young player’s fair play and honest effort.

Do not place unfair expectations on junior players. They are not miniature professionals.

Focus on the abilities and not the disabilities of junior players and the sport.

Avoid reinforcing stereotypical views on the involvement of boys/girls in soccer.

Give equal time and space to reporting boys and girls soccer activities.

Familiarise yourself with Soccer Australia’s Junior Development Policy.

Do not highlight isolated incidents of inappropriate behaviour by parents.

Respect the rights, dignity and worth of every young person regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.



As part of the FMNC policies and procedures, any High Performance coach over the age of 18 must obtain a Working with Children Check as a Volunteer. To register for a WWCC is free and doesn’t take long to apply online.

For FMNC club coaches, it is required by law unless you fit the criteria for Exemptions from the Working With Children Check. (Exempt Declaration Form)

To register, click here – Working with Children Check (select ‘Apply For Your Check’ and then fill in all the details as required. Ensure you have ‘Volunteer’ selected).

Once you have had your application verified at Services NSW – please advise us (re High Performance coaches) or your club of your Application Number so that your status can be verified. Email your Application Number or Check Number to Amanda Short.



For all Insurance information, click here – FFA National Insurance Programme.



ALDI MiniRoos

 

U6-U11 Players

> ALDI MiniRoos

> ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off

> ALDI MiniRoos Kick-Off for Girls

> ALDI MiniRoos Football Festival

 



Online Nomination Form – Nominations can be submitted by completing the form at the bottom of this link.

Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) is pleased to continue the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach Recognition Program in 2017.

Football enriches character, intelligence, coordination and skill and all season long, one brave man or woman steps up to the plate and takes on the task of helping our young athletes reach their potential: the Coach.

The Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month Award is awarded monthly from March to August to a coach that makes a significant contribution to their team, club and/or community.

This is not aimed at results or winning, but a coach who provides a positive experience for all involved.

Each month, one registered coach from each of NNSWF’s seven Member Zones will be awarded the Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Month award. Each winner will receive a Newcastle Permanent Community Coaching kit consisting of 6 balls, 20 markers, 10 bibs and a whistle, as well as a polo shirt and cap. Their contribution to football will also be recognised on the NNSWF website network and social media platforms.

From the pool of winners, each Zone will nominate one community coach to represent their Zone for the opportunity to be named “Newcastle Permanent Community Coach of the Year” announced at NNSWF annual awards night. This winner will receive an award plus a $250 First Touch Gift Voucher.

Your coaches can be nominated for any number of reasons:

• Providing a safe & enjoyable experience for their players & parents
• Goes out of their way to engage in all aspects of the club, not just their team
• Provides an opportunity for a disabled player to be part of their team
• Provides strong leadership & dedication to the team & club
• Has a high work ethic & encourages fair play – could be overall or one particular positive occurrence
• Always has a good relationship the match officials

Clubs can nominate their coaches by completing the form at the above link.



All FMNC Coaches who use Facebook are encouraged to “like” the FMNC Facebook Page.

Information is regularly posted on this page. It is advised to also “follow” the page and/or select see all posts first in your news feed to avoid missing any information.

Social Media Sites
Coaches using social media sites (especially Facebook and Twitter) need to be conscious of the dangers and ramifications of acting inappropriately online.

It is very important for all individuals to remember –

• Inappropriate comments, including making ANY comments regarding specific matches, players, coaches, other match officials etc. are UNACCEPTABLE in ANY social media forums and such conduct by individuals is liable for disciplinary action by FMNC.

• Players and coaches also use social media sites, so consider this when making comments online.

• Whenever you are online it is wise to carefully consider ANY comments before publishing them. While some comments you make may be meant as a joke or not meant seriously, you just don’t know how others will interpret what you publish.



For all information about FMNC, see the About FMNC page.



For more information on coaching Representative Football, see the High Performance Squads page.


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