Football NSW recently conducted a two-day coaching workshop at the home of Mittagong SC, Ironmines Oval with Highlands Soccer Association Coach Development Manager Nick D’Amore and Football NSW’s Coach Education Manager Oscar Gonzalez running the show.
Both days saw a variety of coaching displays with D’Amore presenting an ALDI MiniRoos Football Expo where he looked at session design.
Whilst Gonzalez delivered a skills training workshop with the session looking at the why and how of the session.
Local coaches were in attendance to see what the session should look like using local Under 11 players. The coaches provided some great feedback and solutions to problems when presented to them.
D’Amore was pleased with how the two-day expo unfolded.
“Over the two evenings, we were able work with the Mittagong SC coaches to create a more productive learning environment for the players.
“These workshops have allowed us to show the coaches what works with their own individual players.”
Gonzalez further outlined the next steps for the coaching expos.
“Designing a session for players in year one of the game training phase (U13) which will help address the challenges coaches face across this tricky age group of Skill Acquisition and Game training content.
“I am looking forward to returning and interacting with the coaches once again.
“Following that, we will again have specialist training sessions for coaches of female players which was enormously successful last year.”