Belnorth FC Coach the Coaches Initiative


For coaches training 5-9 year old players

The 3 hour course is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN.

The emphasis is on natural development i.e. learning by PLAYING football.

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.

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Course length: 3 hours

Cost: Free (subsidised by Capital Football and FFA)


The Foundation of Football course has two primary target audiences, the first are individuals embarking on their coaching journey, while the second is composed of parents and volunteer coaches frequently called upon to guide young players in grassroots football. The course aims to equip them with essential skills for creating a safe and positive learning environment for players.

The Foundation of Football is a standalone course and not merely a module. The central focus of the course is to empower coaches to establish a safe and enjoyable environment for young players. It offers guidance on conducting engaging training sessions and provides pre-designed training plans for an entire season, alleviating coaches from the task of creating them themselves.

The practical component of the course encompasses various aspects of the game, such as playing formats and fundamental skills like dribbling, passing, receiving, and finishing. However, the primary emphasis is on coaching methods that foster an appropriate learning environment.

While the course primarily targets children aged 5 to 11, the course is tailored to beginners and novices, making it suitable for adult teams with limited experience.