Quality of practice is clearly contingent on the importance of good coaching. Good coaching means purposeful practice and quality feedback.
Purposeful practice is always aimed at progress: after all, only by working at what you can’t do will you turn into the expert you might want to become. And quality feedback is the rocket fuel that propels learning. Without it, no amount of practice is going to get you there because “if you don’t know what you are doing wrong you can never know what you are doing right”. Good coaches are therefore able to design practice so that feedback is embedded in the exercise, leading to automatic adjustment.
The NLFC Coaching Manuals have been created for the purpose of providing volunteer coaches of the Club with sufficient resources and information to create an enjoyable and effective practice environment that is consistent with the Football Federation of Australia (FFA) Football Curriculum.
The information contained within these manuals has been developed using coaching material provided the FFA. For more information, visit the FFA website.