Welcome to the Coaching @ Wests Hub!
Wests Kaiako (Kaiako: coach or teacher) is a community of and for the 120+ coaches of Western Suburbs. The goal of the Wests Kaiako is to create a place where Western Suburbs coaches can learn from each other and grow their coaching skills. Check back here regularly and also keep an eye out for the monthly Wests Kaiako Newsletter to keep informed of the wide range of coaching resources available to our awesome coaching community.
Wests coaches meet up
The last Wests Coaches meetup for the season will be at the Endeavour Park club rooms at 4pm Sunday 4th September. This session will be a wrap for the season and an opportunity to discuss what you’d like to see more of or less of next season as a Wests coach. The Western Suburbs Coaching Development Plan has just about completed its first year, and the club is interested to hear from you with what went well, what we could improve on and what sort of resources would be useful to you next year. This 30 minute session will be followed by a general catch up and beverages that can be purchased from the bar.
Managing your team
Wests Coaching Resources
The Coaching Manual
One of the best football coaching resources on the web is the excellent www.thecoachingmanual.com website. The Coaching Manual is a website dedicated to football coaches working with players from 4 years old through to senior footballers. The Coaching Manual has many hundreds of searchable videos, drills, games, session plans, interviews and articles. It also has football specific diagramming tools for those coaches that want to draft up their own plans, easy templates to design your own session plans and even a tool to recommend a structured season plan. To subscribe to this great football coaching resource would normally cost you around $125 per year; however Wests is providing a FREE individual premium subscription to every first kicks, junior, youth and senior coach at Western Suburbs. To be eligible for this free subscription, you need to be registered as a Wests coach on Friendly Manager. To register your TCM account please contact your grade convenor or the Coach Coordinator with the grade that you coach and the name of the team.
Wests FC Kaiako Forum
Wests funded coaching courses
Wests Coach of the Month
‘Wests Coach of the Month‘ is an opportunity to recognise the hard work that our coaches do every training, game day and behind the scenes for our footballers.
Congratulations to July 2022 Wests Coach of the Month, Mike Wilson, coach of U10 Keas Girls team! Have a look on our coach of the month page for the details of Mike’s nomination. Mike, please see Jo Todd at the club to collect your Coach of the Month prize pack.
Nominate your coach for the August 2022 ‘Wests Coach of the Month’ by completing this form. Please include a high quality photo of your coach working with their team.
Wests Youth Coach Cohort
We are proud of our awesome youth coaches that give back to our football community through coaching our clubs youngest players in First Kicks. If you are aged between 13-18 years old and would like to sign up to coach First Kicks, please reach out to the First Kicks convenor or Coaching Coordinator.
Coaching First Kicks is also an excellent way to fulfil the volunteer service element of the Duke of Edinburgh award.