I am a passionate football coach who is driven to help develop junior players to achieve their full potential. I provide personalised coaching to help improve deficiencies, further improve strengths or just learn how to play football through careful analysis and constructive feedback. I am driven to coach because I want others to find their passion in playing football and help player's improve their problem-solving skills in addition to their technical skills to achieve their football goals. I enjoy working with player's with a variety of skill levels whether it is player's new to football who are learning the game up to experienced player's who are looking to push and improve themselves.
I am a coach that believes that the ability to think quickly is crucial in junior football development. Footballer's are required to absorb a lot of information in a short amount of time and make a decision that favours their team based on the information absorbed. I believe that what separates the best from the rest is the ability to make the correct decision quickly and execute that action efficiently. So what I will focus on within sessions is ensuring that player's can execute the fundamentals of the game (first touch, passing, crossing, shooting, dribbling and running with the ball) whilst challenging player's to perform these skills under pressure and encouraging them to make the correct decision for that particular scenario.
I have been coaching for 10 years and have experienced coaching at a variety of different levels and locations. I have coached both boys and girls aged 6-20 years old at community, NPL and academy levels. I have coached girls, boys and mixed teams throughout my career at a number of clubs such as Football Mid North Coast representative academy (Newcastle area), plus small regional community teams in NSW such as Wallamba FC and Bulahdelah Bullets. In more recent times since moving to Canberra I have coached at Canberra Croatia and Gungahlin United as well as private academies.
An average sessions with me will require high levels of intensity (mental and physical) to ensure that player's get the most out of each and every session. In addition to the challenging sessions there will also be an element of fun and enjoyment incorporated within the sessions as the most important requirement in football is enjoyment.