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Community Courses

Football West facilitates the training of community coaches at various locations and times during the year.

Courses that run according to a Football West timetable are displayed below. These courses are updated when necessary, so please return to this page if there are no current courses suitable to your needs.

Additionally, clubs can contact Football West to request a coaching course to be conducted at their chosen venue. These courses will run according to demand.

In order to be eligible to take part in a Football West coaching course, attendees must register using the online system and make immediate payment by credit card.

Registrations received without payment will not be processed.

Football West offers Grassroots Certificate, Skills Training Certificate, Game Training Certificate and Senior Performance Phase Certificate courses.

GRASSROOTS FOOTBALL CERTIFICATE - DISCOVERY PHASE

This course is aimed at coaches training players aged 5-9.

The three-hour practical course encourages coaches to develop practices based on fun.

The emphasis is on natural development and learning by playing football, which will help players build a love for the game.

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GRASSROOTS COURSES


Hamersley Recreation Centre, Aintree Reserve, Belvedere Road, Hamersley

When: May 12, 6pm - 9pm

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Bortolo Reserve, Greenfields, Mandurah

When: May 21, 12:30pm - 3:30pm

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Wauhop Park, corner of Wauhop Road and Preston Point Road

When: May 21, 8am-11am

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Bortolo Reserve, Greenfields, Mandurah

When: June 11, 1pm-4pm

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SKILL TRAINING CERTIFICATE - SKILL ACQUISITION PHASE


This course is aimed at coaches training players aged 9-13.

In the Skill Acquisition Phase the coach focuses on assisting players to build technical skills.

The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and deals with the development of the four functional game skills, being first touch, striking the ball, running with the ball and one-versus-one.

These four core skills make up 95 percent of the actions of outfield players during a game. It is critical to train these actions repeatedly so that players develop the ability to perform them more effectively during a game.

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SKILL TRAINING CERTIFICATE COURSES

Melville City Soccer Club, Len Shearer Reserve, Marcus Avenue

When: May 2, 9, 16 and 23, 6pm-9pm

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George Town Reserve, George Town Drive, Safety Bay 6169

When: May 23, 5pm-8pm; May 25, 5pm-8pm and May 28, 8:30am-4:30pm

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Timberlane Reserve, Althea Way, Woodvale 6026

When: June 11 and 18, 8:30am-3:30pm

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George Town Reserve, George Town Drive, Safety Bay 6169

When: June 13, 20 and 27, 5pm-8:30pm

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GAME TRAINING CERTIFICATE - GAME TRAINING PHASE

This course is aimed at coaches training players aged 13-17.

In the Game Training Phase the coach's aim is to develop tactical awareness, perception and decision making through a game-related approach to training.

The course is conducted over 14 hours, is fully practical and provides the coach with training sessions designed to help players apply the functional game skills in a team setting.

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GAME TRAINING CERTIFICATE COURSES


Melville City Soccer Club, Len Shearer Reserve, Marcus Avenue

When: June 30, 20, 27 and July 4, 6pm-9pm

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Wauhop Park, East Fremantle 6158

When: July 2 and July 9, 8:30am-15:30

Game Training manuals will be supplied on the day

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SENIOR COACHING CERTIFICATE - PERFORMANCE PHASE

This course is aimed at coaches training players, who are aged 17 and older.

In this phase, the coach prepares the team for a competition environment where winning becomes the main aim.  Training focuses on solving football problems based on match analysis.

Football Conditioning is also a key part of the course.  The course is conducted over 14 hours and assists the coach by providing model sessions on solving football problems.

Initiates file downloadClick here to view the participant manual.

SENIOR COACHING LICENCE

Wauhop Park, corner of Wauhop Road and Preston Point Road

When: August 27 and September 3, 8:30am-3:30pm

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For further information regarding Community Coaching Courses please contact garry.church@footballwest.com.au


GOALKEEPER COACHING COURSE

This course is player focused and based on the delivery of goalkeeping sessions.

On completion of any Community Goalkeeper Coaching course, the participant will be able to identify training requirements, plan practices, implement basic principles of goalkeeper coaching and conduct relevant sessions.

The course is conducted over 16 hours.

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