Our coaches are part of the reason our programme is special.
Chosen for their character and ability to lead young children, they do a fabulous job every week.
Currently five of our coaches were Kids FC players themselves. This gives them a unique insight into our program and allows them to empathise with the players as they learn new skills and abilities.
Many of our coaches stay for multiple seasons and the players see them from year to year. This forms a close bond and community at the club. This continuity of coaching personnel is a unique characteristic of our club and helps provide a familiar learning environment for the young players.
Below is a profile of one of our longest serving coaches.
Many of you know Scott, our oldest group coach. What you might not know… Scott is one of the original coaches at Kids FC. His journey started at our first holiday programme way back in April 2007.
Scott is a great mentor for junior players as he has elite level skills and game understanding. Honing his skills with 1000’s of hours of practice during his teenage years, Scott is ideally placed to share his knowledge with the young players and his fellow coaches. Even today he can demonstrate the difficult skills, game positioning and also throw in some exotic freestyle tricks.
As part of his football education, Scott has undertaken coach education with Brazilian Soccer Schools and Coerver Coaching. He has also gained experience as the director of soccer at a summer camp in Portland Maine, USA, in 2011, which he said was a very rewarding experience.
Scott still plays football socially but his main sport for the last few years has been Grid Iron. In the position of wide receiver he was rookie of the year in his first season and he backs up as the punter and goal-kicker for his team.
Scott is a keen watcher of US college football and follows the Clemson Tigers from Clemson University where he has been lucky enough to visit.
Scott worked as a manager at MacDonalds for many years and has also completed an Economics degree at the University of Canberra
The club is very fortunate to have such a technician as a junior coach who has the patience to work with the younger players.