Community Courses

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.


MiniRoos Certificate (Formerly Grassroots Certificate) Course Details:

The Miniroos Certificate, which uses short, game-based sessions to introduce football to newcomers in an inclusive way, kicked off on February 18. The 2 hour course, designed for 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.


What: MiniRoos Certificate

When: Thursday 16 September 2021 

Where: Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre (on the Multipitch), 52-70 Barker Rd, Centennial Park, Albany 6330

Time: 17:30pm – 19:30pm

Cost: Free




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 7 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.

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.


What: Skill Training Course

When: TBC 

Where: TBC 

Time: TBC 

Cost: $95

Link: TBC 



Game Training Certificate Courses

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.


More Game Training Certificates Coming Soon


This course is aimed at coaches training players, who are aged 17 and older. Senior Coaching Certificate – Performance Phase

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.

Course Details:  Senior Coaching Certificate

Date: TBC





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

Date: TBC





For further information regarding Community Coaching Courses please contact