Join the excitement… become a women’s NPL coach

Aug 19, 2013 by

Applications are now open for coach and assistant coach positions for the 2014 season for both the NPL junior girls and senior women’s NPL teams.

REQUIRED ACCREDITATION:
Head Coach Juniors C Licence
Women’s B Licence *
(* or in the process of obtaining or a willingness to attain before 2015)
Assistant Coach Juniors Youth Licence
Women’s Senior Licence
Financial Assistance to upskill may be available upon application.

REQUIRED SKILL SETS:
• Good interpersonal skills
• Good organisational skills
• Good written and oral skills
• Head Coaches must have had recent coaching experience with female teams
• All coaches must have a strong desire to follow the National Curriculum and a commitment to the development of female players.
• A high level of professionalism with training sessions (preparation and delivery)
• A high level of commitment. Must be available for all training sessions and games.

TRAINING
Training will be 3 nights per week.

COMPETITION:
Travel within Brisbane is required for games. Travel to neighbouring Zones is also required: Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Wide Bay (Gympie) and SW Qld (Toowoomba). 2014 competition format is still under review by Football Queensland.
It is expected that the majority of the games will be played on Sundays however some Saturday games may also be involved.
The season is expected to commence in March 2014 and conclude in late October.
Trials for the 2014 season are expected to be conducted in October/November 2013 with training commencing in December for Women’s and mid-January for the junior teams.
A physio will be available to the players at specified times throughout the week. Home clubs are to provide at least first aiders/strappers.

BACKGROUND:
The National Premier Leagues (NPL) is FFA’s 2nd tier competition and as such, sits underneath the W-League. The pathway for players and coaches to the W-League and Matildas is via the NPL.
Brisbane Strikers have had a formidable presence in football in Brisbane for many years and continue with the NPL. Souths United have a long history of providing opportunity for female players at both elite and association (social) level of competition and development. Our Vision for Female Football has reaped rewards over the past 5 years with our junior divisional girls’ teams performing well along with our senior women’s teams. Souths have hosted Junior Premier League girls’ teams since 2011 and NPL girls in the inaugural year of NPL in 2013.
Souths United, in partnership with Brisbane Strikers, host the female NPL teams. They play under the banner of Souths Strikers. Both Brisbane Strikers and Souths United are fiercely proud and committed to the development of our players and coaches. We also support and implement FFA’s National Curriculum and continue to develop strong relationships with our catchment clubs to encourage a cohesive development pathway program for aspiring female players and coaches.

PROCESS:
Position Descriptions for the above positions are available upon request Souths United. Applications close on 30 August 2013 with interviews expected to be held in early September. The successful applicants will start duties in October/November with the 2014 trials.

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