This section covers resources specific to coaches.
What Does the Job Involve?
Prospective coaches should read our Coaching Guidelines to understand the NJFC’s approach to junior sport. In particular, coaches need to be committed to the development of all players and must be able to ensure players are enjoying the game as well as performing at their highest possible level.
We do not pay our coaches. Your reward is the respect and admiration of the players and parents of the NJFC.
Coaches and Assistant Coaches must have a Working With Children Check and undergo online training in Child Safety.
However, we will pay the full cost of any relevant training programs you undertake while at the club. This includes the AFL Level 1 training course, which is mandatory for NJFC team coaches and recommended for assistant coaches.
We put a premium on developing coaches’ skills and will support coaches who want to develop further. Assistant coaches in particular do not need to have coached before or to have a deep background in playing football; you simply need to be interested and willing to learn.
We also offer a supportive and welcoming environment, with a large and friendly group of committed parent volunteers.
What Happens After You Express Interest?
An NJFC panel will interview prospective coaches and make recommendations to the NJFC committee, which makes the final appointments.
Once You Have Been Selected…
Here are resources to some great drills to help you on your way.
And don’t forget to read up on our Selection and Rotation Policy on the Policies page.