Football Victoria is running two community coaching courses at the Grange Reserve over February and March to make it more convenient for Wyndham residents to gain the necessary skills and qualifications.
If you’re interested in teaching under 9s how to play soccer and the fundamental skills of the game, you can sign up to take the free three-hour MiniRoos coaching course on Saturday 27th February.
For those wanting to increase their knowledge of soccer and learn how to coach older players, there is the two-day Skill Training Certificate course on Saturday 13th and Sunday 21st March.
Wyndham City Mayor Adele Hegedich said no prior experience was necessary to participate in either course.
“These courses are a great way for Wyndham residents to learn the basics of coaching, close to home,” Cr Hegedich said.
“I encourage anyone who wants to learn how to organise simple soccer sessions – whether you’re a parent, a player looking to expand your skills, group organiser or youth worker – to give this a go.”
Wyndham City Active City portfolio holder Peter Maynard said as an added incentive, there were 10 free places on offer for girls or women from Wyndham sporting clubs to participate in the Skills Training Certificate course thanks to a Sport and Recreation Victoria grant.
“Council is always looking for new ways to break down the barriers currently preventing girls and women from participating in sport,” Cr Maynard said.
“By removing the $110 fee for this course, that makes it easier for girls and women already involved in Wyndham clubs to upskill.”
People can attend one of the courses or both courses. Bookings for both coaching clinics are essential.
For more information and to book a space in the MiniRoos coaching course, go to https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=22914&EIDMC=9849016
For more information and to book a space for the Skills Certificate Coaching course, go to https://education-ffa.sportingpulse.com/event.asp?ID=22915&EIDMC=9649013