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.
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 MiniRoos Certificate, Skills Training Certificate, Game Training Certificate and Goalkeeping Coaching courses.
MiniRoos Certificate Course
The Miniroos Certificate, which uses short, game-based sessions to introduce football to newcomers in an inclusive way, kicked off on February 18. The two-hour course, designed for people who coach kids aged four to nine years, is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are safe, fun an enjoyable.
The nation-wide program puts an emphasis on natural development, being active, making life-long friends and potentially unearthing the next generation of Socceroos or Matildas. No coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love for the game.
Another highlight of the course is that the coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints on building a football culture in a completely practical setting.
The Certificate, previously known as the Football West Grassroots Course, was recently renamed to fall in line with new Football Federation Australia sponsorships.
2023 dates are available below
Please check - new dates will be updated here (posted 18 July 2023).
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 seven hours, is fully practical and deals with the development of the four functional game skills, being the 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.
On completion of the course, coaches will be asked to complete an online self-assessment form within two weeks of the course finishing. Once this has been completed a certificate will be issued.
Click here to view the participant manual.
2023 dates are available below
Course: Skill Training Certificate
Date: Saturday 4 November 2023
Venue: Stirling Community Centre, 1 Pendula Garden, Mirrabooka
Game Training Certificate Course
For coaches training 13-17-year-old players. In the Game Training Phase, the coach’s aim will be the development of 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 the players apply the Functional Game Skills in a team setting using the FFA endorsed ‘1-4-3-3’ formation.
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 14 hours.
Course Details: Community Goalkeeper
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