2023 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.
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
Find a Coaching Course near you. Click Here.