With the 2019 season underway, Queensland clubs are encouraged to consider implementing a Club Coach Coordinator (CCC) program to ensure that both players and coaches are receiving a positive experience at their club.
The primary purpose of the CCC program is to provide relevant and valued coach support in a club environment and to monitor and mentor coaches to conduct valuable and engaging football sessions to enrich both the players’ and coaches’ experiences.
By providing support for coaches within the club environment, CCCs are able to foster and support a positive club coaching culture and promote inclusive practice within the coaching at the club.
“The impact that coaches can have on players should never be underestimated, and is the reason that the CCC program has been created,” Football Queensland (FQ) Women & Girls Development Officer Kerry Hammersley said.
“Coaches of all levels are extremely valuable and it’s important that they are supported on their terms; coaches have the ability to help instil a lifelong love of the game.”
The CCC program can be flexible and adapted to suit the needs of different clubs, and while some Queensland clubs may already have a CCC program in place, those who do not are encouraged to consider the benefits that the program could provide their club.
“It is important for us at FQ that we have a minimum of one key person, or Club Coach Coordinator within each club to pass vital grassroots and community coaching resources and information on to distribute to the wider community,” FQ MiniRoos Development Oficer Andy Allan said.
“We have over 300 clubs throughout Queensland, so this tool can be used to bring everyone across the state together and onto the same page as one another.”
Clubs are also welcome to identify multiple CCCs who can support different age groups at the club.
If someone at your club is interested in becoming a Club Coach Coordinator, please ask them to submit a CCC Registration Form.