Level 1 Youth-Senior Coaching Course

The first Youth-Senior Level 1 coaching course for 2014 will be held on Saturday, February 15.

Youth and senior coaches will have their first chance to update or gain Level 1 accreditation this month.

The first Youth/Senior Level 1 coaching course will be held at the Southport Sharks on Saturday, February 15.

Southport’s coaching staff will be leading the sessions on the day, passing on their knowledge to community coaches .

The course is a chance for prospective coaches to gain their accreditation, or for current coaches to renew their existing accreditation.

A Level 1 Youth accreditation allows coaches to mentor club and school teams of teenagers, while senior accreditation applies to open age football.

Coaches looking to update can attend the session for half a day to re-accredit.

State coaching, volunteer and affiliates manager, Jack Barry, said courses such as this helped ensure the high quality of coaches in the state.

“Coaches have a more immediate and direct influence over a player than anyone else,” he said.

“We aim to give our coaches a high quality education so that they and in turn, their players, reap the benefits of that.

“This course is a great way to get in early and make sure that you’re on top of your accreditation.”

Assistant coaches who hold match day and official coaching roles need to be accredited, as well as head coaches.

This course will be held at Southport Sharks on February 15, running from 8:30am to 4:30pm, costing $176 for new coaches and $77 for updating coaches.

Accreditation stays current for four years from the completion of this course.

To register for the Level 1 Youth-Senior coaching course, click here.

For more information on the course, download the flyer here.

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