Coaching Philosophy Statement

A Northland FC coach will create a positive learning environment for players that is safe and enjoyable for those taking part, helping young players fuel their passion for football.

Northland FC will also provide our member clubs with community coach education for all aspiring club coaches within the Northland football pyramid, so players have access to qualified coaches in the junior, youth and senior space.

The aim of this two pronged approach is to cater to every age and stage of the player pathway, from the discovery phase and entry into the game at our member clubs, all the way to our first teams.

The focus of our coaches - both at Northland FC and our member clubs - is squarely on long term player development so that players stay in love with the game and realise their potential.

Michal Walesiak
Director of Football

The Football Coaching Pathway

Northland FC are committed to providing coach development, support and resources to all coaches in the Northland region, both at our club and at our member clubs. NZ Football use a structured and progressive coach education pathway to reach the whole of football and provide a pathway for coaches at all levels, age groups and abilities. Formal NZ Football coaching courses allow us to improve the level of football knowledge and understanding in the region.

For licencing purposes, our minimum head coach qualification requirements are OFC/NZF C Licence at youth or senior level, and NZF Junior Level 3 in our skills centre. Assistant coaches are qualified to either NZF Junior/Youth level 1 or 2 and are great entry level roles for aspiring coaches. We host community coaching courses at a number of locations around the Northland region throughout the calendar year.

Northland FC coaches are passionate about the game and developing players in our region. They are qualified, either through the national coaching pathway in Aotearoa New Zealand or overseas and are committed to staying aware of developments in world football to ensure that best practice is adopted at our club. If you think you have what it takes and want to get into coaching please email us or contact us through our Facebook page.

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