Coach Development Program

The Western Sydney Wanderers Coach Development Program is designed to support and the understanding and application of grassroots coaches in a high level environment.

Whether you’re focused on the Skill Acquisition Phase, Game Training Phase or Performance Phase, working with Wanderers Academy Technical Director Ian Crook, you will be given a unique look at the methods, training programs and techniques used at the Wanderers Academy to help inform your coaching process.

Built across four sessions at the Wanderers Football Park, you will observe, develop and have the opportunity to put into practice sessions you design to target specific training and gameplay elements.

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What’s Included

  • Four week development program
  • Coaching kit including:
    • A4 Coaches folder with magnets
    • Stop Watch
    • Electronic Session Planner
    • Wanderers Cap


Program Overview

  • Overseen by the Wanderers Technical Director, Ian Crook
  • The four week program runs on MONDAY or TUESDAY evenings between 5:00pm and 8:00pm
  • Each session includes a presentation, practical and debrief focussing on different areas each week
  • Each person will have the opportunity to present and run a training element over the four weeks

 

Week 1

Presentation

  • Overview of the four week program
  • You will receive a plan of the session you are about to watch

Observation

  • Watch a session conducted by our Academy Coaches
  • Opportunity to ask questions of the Coach or Technical Director
  • Take notes using the session plan provided

Debrief

  • Review the session with our Academy Coaches
  • You will be allocated into groups ahead of Week 2

Homework

  • Each group will be required to develop their own session plan based on the observations from this week’s session

 

Week 2

Pre-Training Talk

  • Training talk
  • One group will be will have to present their session to the class as well as set up the session

Conduct/Talk

  • Conduct the game training element chosen by the group
  • At the session conclusion discuss observations with Academy Coaches
  • Watch an Academy coaching session

Debrief

  • Discuss the training session chosen by the group
  • Constructive feedback provided by the class on the session and coaching traits

Homework

  • Each group will be required to develop a new session plan based on a new task and send to the Technical Director for use in Week 3

 

Week 3

Pre-Training Talk

  • Training talk
  • A new group will be will have to present their session to the class as well as set up the session

Conduct/Talk

  • Conduct the game training element chosen by the group
  • At the session conclusion discuss observations with Academy Coaches
  • Watch an Academy coaching session

Debrief

  • Discuss the training session chosen by the group
  • Constructive feedback provided by the class on the session and coaching traits

Homework

  • Each group will be required to develop a new session plan based on a new task and send to the Technical Director for use in Week 4

 

Week 4

Instructor Demonstration

  • Our Technical Director will overview what’s expected from coaches when intervening in a session
  • You will be expected to intervene during a session by our Technical Director

Individual Intervention

  • You will be expected to intervene during a session
  • Show comprehension of instructor demonstration
  • At the session conclusion discuss observations with the rest of your class

Review

  • Review the session
  • Review the four week program
  • Receive a hard copy of the program tips

LOCATION

Western Sydney Wanderers Football Park
Gate B, 81 Eastern Road, Rooty Hill

  • Coaches will have use of the Wanderers state-of-the-art training facility
  • Experience the same environment that our A-League and Westfield W-League teams train in

COST

  • $300 for four weeks (includes coaching kit)
  • Places are limited