Our Coaching Philosophy

At Toowong Football Club, we believe in providing a positive learning environment where players are challenged and are allowed to develop technically, tactically, physically and psychologically. Our goal is to not only educate players, but also to let the players have fun. We aim to provide an experience and an environment that promotes ongoing participation in football and a lifelong love for the game.

Let’s not forget that football is a game

Our identity as a club is not only expressed by the way we play football, but also through our coaching methodology and the relationships we have with our players and their parents. All coaches at Toowong FC are volunteers who dedicate their time and energy to ensure our players are able to participate.

At Toowong, we don’t believe that a session or game full of instructions and orders from a coach has a positive effect on a player’s development, as they are being commanded rather than coached. Instead, we encourage players to facilitate and contribute to their own learning. This is achieved through the use of questions and answers during a session, and encouraging players to think for themselves and expedite their own learning process, as this is a form of guided discovery.

Our Development Approach

We want to give all our players the opportunity to be the best that they can be. We know that the development needs of young players change over time. Whilst our philosophy remains consistent across the club, its application is varied to suit a continuum of changing needs for the developing player. We refer to the FFA curriculum as the coaching standard for the club, which is followed by all age groups and coordinated by our Director of Coaching.

The phases in the curriculum are as follows:

·         U6 – U9 The Discovery Phase

·         U10 – U13 The Skill Acquisition Phase

·         U14 – U17 The Game Training Phase

·         U17 and above Performance Phase

More information about the FFA Curriculum (including training sessions) can be found here – https://www.playfootball.com.au/coach/resources

Interested in coaching at TFC?

Coaching is a rewarding experience that gives you a chance to help your local community, as well as meet like-minded people. Coaches are required to be registered in Squadi as volunteers and have Blue Cards.

Contact Cail Turp, Director of Coaching (coaching@toowongfc.com.au) to register your interest. 

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