QCSA West Zone Coaching
FFA National Curriculum
The FFA National Curriculum forms the foundation of the QCSA West Zone coaching framework. Coaches can assess a copy of the FFA National Curriculum here.
Goalkeeper Skills Acquisition Program
The key part of a team is the goalkeeper: the first attacking player, the last defender in a team. From 2019-20, each squad will have two dedicated goalkeepers who will undertake goalkeeping-specific training in addition to regular team training.
The Goalkeeper Skills Acquisition Program (GK SAP) is designed to train West Zone goalkeepers in U10 to U12 competition squads in modern goalkeeping techniques. GK SAP players will be required to attend all scheduled training.
Skills Development Program
An important part of strong representative teams is quality pipeline of future top-level players. To help build a future pipeline of strong players for West Zone, a new program focused on the development of zone level players is being introduced.
The Skills Development Program (SDP) is open to the U9 to U11 age group and is aimed at players looking to develop as future footballer. SDP players will undertake a dedicated training program that involves a series of training blocks during the school term throughout the 2019-20 season. SDP players are not eligible for selection to West Zone competition teams, but will use their skills during their QCSA club matches. SDP players will be required to attend all scheduled training.
QCSA Community Coaching Accreditation
QCSA West Zone strongly encourages its team coaches to develop and maintain a high level of competency for coaching and player development. Potential coaches should meet the minimum community coaching accreditation standards (or equivalent FFA advanced accreditation):
- U9 to U13 – Skill Training Community Certificate
- U14 – U17 – Game Training Community Certificate
- U18+ – Performance Phase Community Certificate
For more information on gaining community coaching accreditation, please email us today: email contact form.