Upcoming Football West workshops

If clubs would like an extra Mini Roos course, SAP course, GLC or workshops In-house (run at the
club) contact Juan on juan.propato@footballwest.com.au

A) MiniRoos Certificate (Formerly Grassroots Certificate)
The Miniroos Certificate, which uses short, game-based sessions to introduce football to
newcomers in an inclusive way.
The 2 hour course, designed for kids aged four to nine years, is fully practical and
encourages the coach to develop practices that are safe, fun an enjoyable.
The nation-wide program puts an emphasis on natural development, being active, making
life-long friends and potentially unearthing the next generation of Socceroos or Matildas.
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.
The Certificate, previously known as the Football West Grassroots Course, was recently
renamed to fall in line with new Football Federation Australia sponsorships.

B) Skill Training Certificate – Skill Acquisition Phase
This course is aimed at coaches training players aged 9-13.
In the Skill Acquisition Phase the coach focuses on assisting players to build technical skills.
The course is conducted over 7 hours, is fully practical and deals with the development of
the four functional game skills, being first touch, striking the ball, running with the ball and
These four core skills make up 95 percent of the actions of outfield players during a game. It
is critical to train these actions repeatedly so that players develop the ability to perform them
more effectively during a game.
On completion of the course coaches will be asked to complete an online self-assessment
form within two weeks of the course finishing. Once this has been completed a certificate will
be issued.

The main role of the Game Leader is to keep the game moving fluently, limit stoppages and
assist players with all match restarts. Most importantly, they must make every effort to create
an environment that ensures that all players have fun, are learning the game and have
maximum involvement.
The Game Leader can be a club official, parent, older child/player or beginner referee and
should always be enthusiastic and approachable.

D) Football West Workshops
FW Workshops are designed to upskill coaches in the tactical-technical area, the inclusion of
the goalies during training and how to work better with your midfield players.
FFA player pathway presentation for parents, players and coaches.


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