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Coaches Hub

Coach Etiquette on Match Day

Coaches not only represent their team on match day, they represent the club as a whole. 

Therefore it is imperative that coaches, especially new coaches, are aware that encroaching on the playing field is viewed poorly. 

A coach is permitted to be on the playing field before and after every game, however once the game has kicked off a coach should restrict his or her movements to the touchline. Entering the field of play to give instructions to players is unnecessary and can cause issues with the opposing club.  A coach should remain on the touchline with their substitutes and give calm, positive reinforcement to their charges.

Match card

A match card is required to be filled out by each team coach for every match and left in the box in the Club Room.

Match card requirements:

All players' names must be legible, and written in black or blue ball point pen only.

All players' full names must be written.

 Only players who play in the match are to be entered on the match card.

If a player from a younger age-group plays 'up' in your team, their regular team must be entered next to their name on the match card.

For competitive teams (12's and older), each player must have their FFA number entered on the match card.

Working With Children Check

All coaches need to have a Working With Children Check number, which must be submitted to Blackheath FC for verification.

Volunteer WWC checks are free of charge. Get your WWCC Here

Register As A Coach

All coaches need to register as a coach on the Play Football website. Register Here

Check if training can proceed

Occasionally during wet winter weather, Blue Mountains City Council closes Blackheath Oval. To check if your training can go ahead call

4780 5617 or check the Blue Mountains City Council website. Check Ground Closures Here

Communicate training cancellations with your team as soon as possible

Create a WhatsApp group with your team's parents. It's a really handy way of getting up to date messages to them all. WhatsApp

Code of Ethics

 Football Federation Australia Code of Ethics. Essential Reading.

Training Session Tips

Football Federation Australia phases & training sessions

Coaching Courses

Find a Coaching Course near you. Click Here.

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