Run by coaches, for coaches, Football Coaches Australia exists to promote and strengthen the reputation of football in Australia and the reputation of Australian football on the world stage. This podcast features discussions with Australian football coaches on topics ranging from tactical strategies on the field to issues faced by coaches off the field.
Bendigo Amateur Soccer Association Technical Director Louise McColl - Developing a Coaching Culture
On Thursday, 4 June 2020, Bendigo Amateur Soccer Association Technical Director Louise McColl spoke to Football Coaches Australia members on the topic: 'Developing a Coaching Culture.'
Chris Adams and Les Bee - Managing Your Players' Behaviour at Training
On Thursday, 14 May 2020, Former FFA National Community Coach Development Manager Les Bee and Football New South Wales Coach Educator Chris Adams spoke to Football Coaches Australia members on the topic: 'Managing Your Players' Behaviour at Training.'
Young Socceroos Head Coach Gary Van Egmond and FFA Technical Analyst Adam Barbera
On Tuesday, 19 May 2020, Young Socceroos Head Coach Gary Van Egmond and FFA Technical Analyst Adam Barbera spoke to Football Coaches Australia members on the topic: ‘Young Socceroos qualifier process & challenges towards Uzbekistan 2020 (now deferred) U-19 Asian Championships.’
Scott O'Donell - Technical Director Capital Football
On Wednesday, 20 May 2020, Capital Football's Technical Director Scott O'Donell spoke to Football Coaches Australia members on the topic: 'A Facilitated Learning Match Day Approach for Community & Junior Coaches'.
Women's Football Coaches Series: Heather Garriock - Football Coaches Australia Vice President
On Wednesday, 13 May 2020, Football Coaches Australia Vice President Heather Garriock was the guest presenter for FCA's monthly Women's Football Coaches Forum and spoke on the topic: 'Bridging The Gap - It's time to Reset - Preparing players and coaches for the next step from Club to Elite football.'
A Conversation: Mental Health and Well-being in the High Performance World with Nick Bracks and Lucien Okill
On Tuesday, 12 May 2020, an expert panel of mental health experts led by Nick Bracks and Lucien Okill from Mental Health Masterclass spoke to Football Coaches Australia members on the topic 'A Conversation: Mental Health and Well-being in the High Performance World.' The expert panel also included:Dr Mark Jones, Chief Medical Officer, Football Federation AustraliaDr Deidre Anderson, Well-being Manager, 2021 Olympic Softball Team; Chair - Rugby League Players AssociationDr Craig Duncan, Founder/ CEO Performance Intelligence AgencyThe forum was conducted to provide football coaches, especially those working in the high-pressured world of professional football, with tools to maintain their own mental health and well-being, and also advice on how to help players and staff through mental health struggles. The forum was conducted on the virtual meeting platform Zoom, and has been converted to an audio file for this podcast. During the forum, the panel answered participant questions, some of which can be heard in this podcast.
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