by: BFC_Coaching | Sunday, July 13 @ 01:02:49 EDT..
SKILL ACQUISITION PROGRAM WORKSHOP FOR COACHES
with Macquarie Football Technical Director Phil Dando
On Monday July 28
Phil will be presenting the second of four coaching workshops based on
the 4 Core Skills (Striking the ball; First touch; 1 v 1; Running with the ball) from the FFA’s
new National Curriculum Skill Acquisition Program.
- The workshop is at Kahibah FC, corner James & Bula Streets, Charlestown.
- Starting at 6 pm this workshop will showcase a First Touch session from the Skill
Training Phase of the Curriculum. I will be working with the Kahibah under 10 team.
While the Skill Acquisition Phase is for Under 10s to Under 13s there is no reason why
coaches of other age groups shouldn’t attend, as it can be applicable to all ages and skill
levels and would be beneficial to any Community Coach.
Phil will show you how to set-up your session, how to move quickly from one component to
the next, how to modify the session to better suit the ability and understanding of your
players and, most importantly how to get the session flowing so you don’t need to interfere
or say “Listen to me!!”
In the Skill Acquisition Phase (Under 10s to Under 13s) the Coach focuses exclusively on providing a solid foundation of technical skill
If the player doesn’t gain this skill foundation during this phase it will be very difficult to make it up later.
No amount of fitness or competitive spirit will ever compensate for deficiencies in functional game skills.
The primary role of anyone working with players in this important age bracket is that of a ‘skills teacher’
focused on individual technical development as opposed to being a ‘team coach’.
However, you don’t need to have the skills yourself – the sessions provided in the Curriculum mean that all
you have to do is set them up and then let the kids ‘find their own way’.
Your mission is to ‘automate’ the core skills through lots of repetition, but at the same time avoid ‘drill’
practices, where there may be repetition but no decision-making.
To register for this informative Workshop please email Phil Dando, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Fiday July 25.
Phil looks forward to seeing you there!!