Coaching is a great way to participate and give something back to the community. It is also a way to develop personally. Coaching provides opportunities to develop relationships with others in the community as well as helping develop your ability to organise and deliver instructions.
The main requirements for new Junior coaches are enthusiasm and the ability to relate to children in a fun way. Knowledge and football experience help, however these also come from more time with your team.
Our Director of Football, Mark Tully, provides coaching instruction sessions at the start of the season and coaches can invite Mark to their own practices for guidance.
Bay Olympic endeavours to provide support for the development of coaches as much as possible and we work closely with the Norther Region Football Federation, promoting their Coaching pathway for development. Bay Olympic encourages coaches to develop themselves by attending their courses.
As stated on the New Zealand Football website, the traditional Coach Education “goalposts” have shifted with the adoption of a new and exciting approach for developing coaches at all levels in the game.
The new approach will provide a smorgasbord of learning opportunities allowing coaches to identify and access personal development that corresponds with the players they are coaching and their specific developmental needs.