Football Coaches Australia is pleased to announce that Football NSW has joined as a partner to support the professional development of their Metropolitan and Regional Association Head Technical Directors and Coach Educators.
In partnership with FCA, Football NSW will work with Association Head Technical Directors, Coach Education personnel and Course Instructors to subsidise their participation in and completion of the FCA XV Essential Skills Full Program.
FCA CEO Glenn Warry stated: “FCA welcomes the support of Football NSW in recognising the importance of the essential ‘soft skills’ for their leading state coach educators. The global pandemic has taught us to be more innovative and supportive for our coaches than ever before. Coaches are leaders, mentors and role models to male and female youth footballers and adults within their football communities and the Essential Skills program provides highly relevant PD to support and enhance their expertise within those roles.”
“FCA, in partnership with XVenture, has taken innovation to heights never seen before in order to make professional development accessible to Australian football coaches. These programs allow FCA and Football NSW to continue to develop ‘community and connection’ throughout the NSW football coach cohorts.
“Given the impact of COVID -19 on the coaching world in each State, FCA looks forward to the opportunity to work with other State Member Federations to provide similar support for their respective Football Association Technical Directors and Coach Education leaders.”
Peter Hugg Football NSW Head of Football added: “We have long supported the mantra of ‘better coaches, better football’ and have ourselves invested in many programs aimed at improving the professional development of coaches and technical directors, across both our NPL clubs and Associations.
“Our support to Associations and their key coaching staff, as well as our own Technical Unit staff and our Course Instructors, in subsidising this program is an extension of this philosophy. It is hoped that in time, the take up of this wonderful program, the skills developed and the benefits it offers, will filter down across the broader landscape to the benefit of the whole football community.
“We recently met with Association Technical Directors and Coach Educators and already there is much excitement and interest in the rollout of this program.”
The program was created by XVenture Founder and CEO, Prof. Mike Conway, who is the emotional agility and mind coach for elite athletes and teams (including Olympians, the Socceroos and many A-League teams) and global corporations & organisations.
This series of modules will be delivered completely online, in a revolutionary virtual world environment aiming to develop the ‘essential skills’ of coaching across 5 modules –
- Emotional Intelligence
- Communication Skills
A new way of learning for our new World:
- State-of-the-art online learning platform
- 30 CPD points for each individual module from Football Australia
- Recognition for prior learning from a major Australian University
- Each module is approximately twelve hours of self-paced study
- Fully integrated multi-media style materials in the form of videos, articles, activities, podcasts and assessments with a football theme
- Multiple-choice test to demonstrate understanding of the materials
- Real cases and examples from football coaching – from grassroots to elite
- Receipt of certification on completion of modules
Phil Moss, President of FCA, will welcome enrolled coaches as they make their way through the virtual world of the FCA XV College foyer. Whilst XVenture Founder, Professor Mike Conway will introduce the Essential Skills Program.
REGISTRATION IS NOW AVAILABLE for Module 1: Emotional Intelligence & Module 2: Leadership or for ALL modules at the special launch price.