All Managers All Managers will be required to collect their team bags from the Saints Storage Shed, near court 24 on Tuesday 2nd March, 2021 - times to be confirmed. More details will be advised via email. Should you be unable to collect the bags on this date then, Managers must arrange for another parent to do so in their place and advise their team coach. All Coaches There is a compulsory meeting for all coaches on the Thursday 4th March 2021 at FNA - TBC - more information to be provided. Coaches please wear sports attire as we will be doing a hands on demonstration of some key Saints training drills etc.
Target Group: For interested JA, JB and U17 players or any new senior or adult coaches that have never coached before & would like to apply for the program.
Aim: The aim of the program is to get our younger players coaching and to keep them coaching for years to come. Too many younger players put their hand up to coach and are put off due to lack of support. We want to build their coaching skills, their personal skills and their confidence.
How it will work: Interested players will apply to be part of the programme, via the form below. They will then be matched up with a Mentor coach who we believe can assist in their development. They are to attend all training sessions and games.
1st Round – the Mentor coach will take the training sessions and coaches the games on a Saturday and the “Trainee” will assist, watches & learns. The Mentor coach will advise on the necessary skills of coaching – eg talking to players, planning a training session, setting up drills etc. 2nd Round – this round the Mentor coach and the trainee will coach & train together. The Trainee will be set the task to find a drill and teach it at training – the adult will assist passively and give feedback to the trainee, this will build each week as the Mentor sees fit. Games for the 2nd round the trainee will become more involved and coach together with the Mentor, this involves writing the starting line up and running the break time talks with the Mentor. 3rd Round – the Trainee will take the lead with the Mentor coach to supervise training sessions and games. The Trainee will prepare training sessions and the Mentor coach will give feedback & assist passively at both training and games. The Mentor Coach will handle any parent issues for the team, guide & teach the Trainee. Parents will be advised that they under no circumstances are to approach or discuss team issues with the Trainee. It is planned that a parent meeting will take place prior to the start of the season to explain the new program – for those teams that will have a Mentor placement. * This will contribute to your service hours for school and your mentor will sign off on this.
Saint Christopher’s Coaching Guidelines and Expectations
Be a good role model for the participants.
Communicate and work with Coaching Development Committee and coaches within your age group to enhance your coaching skills.
Be enthusiastic, assertive, consistent, friendly and fair.
Ensure the safety of all participants.
Maintain discipline throughout the session.
Be organised - plan each training session, before game strategy and takes notes / stats during the game where applicable.
Be able to justify, if necessary, why things are being done.
Treat everyone fairly, and inclusive of all participants in your team.
At the Start of the season:
Discuss your expectations of your team through out the season with them, including arrival times for games.
Inform parents that if their child is ill they should advise you by Friday afternoon/evening if the child cannot play. Leaving it until game day becomes complicated for the purpose of finding fill in players.
Identify skill objectives for the season from the CDC Skill checklist provided.
Obtain and record dates that team members will be away.
Establish best method of communication to all parents/players.
During the Season:
Please be prepared to start training at the agreed time, on time.
If you are unable to attend a training session your first option should always be to combine your team with another coach in your grade, or to find a replacement coach rather than cancelling a session.
Please give your team plenty of notice if a training session does need to be cancelled or changed; aim for at least 3 hours.
Please be at games early enough to begin your team warm up. Approximately thirty minutes before the game for older junior grades (A-D) and seniors. Coaches of younger junior teams (E-H) may see fit to decrease this time.
All players should take the court every game for at least half a game, unless injury prevents them from taking the court or a reduced court time has been discussed with your CDC representative.
Liaise with fellow coaches BEFORE game day to arrange fill in players, you should be drawing from the team below you in the same grade where possible. Please be considerate and help to facilitate this by encouraging and enabling players from your team to fill in for other teams to support the Club. If a fill in player foregoes playing in their own team to fill in than they should be given equal or close to, court time to your other players; however, if they have already played their game you are not required to play them.
Coaches of teams with 10 players are able to roster each player off for one game if they wish, this could best be done by asking players if they wish to nominate a date.
If you are experiencing any difficulty with a player or parent please contact your CDC representative immediately so that we can offer assistance.
Make sure that all of your players have been picked up at the end of training where possible before you leave, or that someone for the club is with them.
Coaches are not permitted to walk up and down sideline – choose one spot and stay with bench players (exception to this rule is H grades only where you alone are permitted to walk the sideline. No other parent, nor the manager is permitted to do this)
Please do not approach umpires at all
Please do not call out to umpires or instruct them on rules or procedures
Send captain to umpires with questions/queries during the break times
Please send your manager to the office for any umpiring or opposition coach/parent issues that you may experience if/when they happen and request assistance from an FNA representative
Checklist at the end of the season:
Record the games played by each team member.
Complete Coaching Report and send to relevant CDC coordinator.
Determine Fairest and Best player and Team player awards (Junior E grade and above).
All coaches where possible are only to coach a certain team for three years consecutively before moving onto a new team, for example coaching JD1, then JC1 and then JB1 the time will be assigned a different coach for JA1 even if the team players change. This is to enable all players to have a minimum of two coaches during their junior years.
Please refrain from using mobile phones during training and games! Whilst this may seem obvious to all, this has been raised as an issue in the past by parents.
Our 2021 coaches
Our players have access to wonderful coaches, we are lucky at St Christopher's to have such depth and talent to pull from. We are always seeking new coaches and assistant coaches, if you are interested in coaching for the upcoming 2021 season please fill in the contact form on the contact us page.
Are you interested in becoming a FNA Rep Team Coach
Fremantle Netball Association is calling for applications for Coaches and Assistant Coaches for our Representative Teams in 2021. The age groups are 12/U, 13/U, 14/U and 15/U. Please number in preference which age group you would prefer to coach or assistant coach. Applications must detail courses completed, previous coaching experience and the name and number of two referees. Applications will be considered by the FNA Coaching Committee and an interview may be required. Applicants will need to ensure they are able to commit to the entire Rep Team program as detailed below.
This year we are offering Coaching Development for all of our REP team coaches. Netball WA will be running 2 “Coaches in the Field” sessions, dates to be confirmed. We aim to provide not only development for our players at FNA, but development opportunities for our FNA Rep. Team Coaches as well.
1: Development Level of coaching or at least Foundation Level working towards Development stage. (If you have no accreditation, please call ADO to discuss future courses at FNA). 2: Umpires online exam completed with a pass of 80%. Through Netball WA- (netballwa.com.au) 3: Current and up to date working with children card.
(St Christopher's Netball Club is happy to subsidise the cost of coaching courses - please contact the Club via the CDC email for further information)
2021 Club Coach 2 (previously Intermediate Coach Program) Appropriate for coaches with some experience who work with 14-16 year olds Session 1: To be advised Session 2: Cost: $20 = includes both sessions FNA Contact: Tania Plant 0400 353 437 email@example.com Please wear comfortable Sports attire as there will be some practical involved. Numbers capped on a first in basis, registrations are completed once payment has been received. Registrations can be made online click here Link to be advised on confirmation of course details from FNA 2021 Club Coach 1 (previously Junior Coach Program) Appropriate for beginner coaches who work with 10-13 year olds Session 1: To be advised Session 2: Meet at FNA Pillatti Pavilion - TBC Cost $20 = includes both sessions Dress Code: Please wear comfortable Sports attire as there will be some practical involved. FNA Contact: Tania Plant 0400 353 437 firstname.lastname@example.org Numbers capped on a first in basis, registrations are completed once payment has been received. Registrations can be made online click here Link to be advised on confirmation of course details from FNA
2021 First Time Coach Program Targeting all beginner coaches. Will incorporate, planning and running a training session; ball, foot work, attacking and defending skills, planning game day, rotating players. Monday 29th March 2021 - TBC Meet at FNA - Pillatti Pavillion - TBC Cost: $10 - TBC Dress Code: Sports wear FNA Contact: Tania Plant 0400 353 437 email@example.com Numbers capped on a first in basis, registrations are completed once payment has been received. Registrations can be made online click here Link to be advised on confirmation of course details from FNA