Coach Education is a key component of FFA’s Football Development Plan.
at all levels play a crucial role in ensuring that football is an
enjoyable experience for everyone, as well as laying the foundation for
the development of better players.
Footballers can be divided into
two streams: those that are playing for fun, and those that are playing
to reach the highest level possible. These are often referred to as
‘participation’ and ‘performance’.
In Australia, we have labelled these two streams ‘Community Players’ and ‘Talented Players’
reflect the two streams and better meet their differing needs, our
Education Programs have also been divided into two pathways:
The Community Courses are short, cheap and locally available courses for those coaching local amateur teams.
The Advanced Courses are long, intensive courses aimed at those who intend to become Professional Coaches.