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Last updated 21 Feb 2024
Barra Brui OvalUndecided
Bryce OvalOpen
Samuel King OvalOpen
St Ives ShowgroundOpen
Toolang OvalOpen
Warrimoo OvalOpen


  1. March 2024

    1. Sun 10

      U6 and U7 team grading

      2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    2. Tue 12

      Community Teams Coaches Workshop

      7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    3. Tue 19

      Team Managers Meeting

      7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    4. Wed 20

      Showground training commences for non-development teams

      4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  2. April 2024

    1. Sat 06

      Games Start for all age groups this weekend

      8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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Coach Duties

Coach Responsibilities

For the younger age groups (U6-U11), you don’t have to be experienced to be a Coach!  

If you are enthusiastic, responsible, a good organiser and a good learner, SIFC will provide you with the resources to become a successful Coach! 

Typical responsibilities:

1. Weekly Training

Organise a weekly training session for the team[20+ Weeks].  Typically one-hour sessions are ideal.  

For Community Teams (non-development) training is on a Wednesday at the St Ives Showground. We book the St Ives Showground between 4pm-7pm

2. During the season

 For training:  

  • Bring a first aid kit, bibs, balls and cones
  • Plan the structure of your training before each session
  • Encourage 100% player attendance and make training enjoyable and competitive
  • Encourage assistance by parents.  For the younger age groups, you will need an assistant!

If more than one parent offers to coach, give it a go!  Work as a team!
For matches:  

  • Check the NSFA website (Dribl) for last minute updates on games
  • Bring your SIFC Sports Bag with your match ball, GK shirt, first aid kit and a whistle.
  • Organise a roster for half/part games to ensure each player has equal time off the field. Frequent interchange is allowed up to and including U18s to ensure all players participate equally.
  • Determine each player’s playing positions. During the season, players in the U6-U10 age groups may be rotated through all the playing positions including the goalkeeper’s position. For U11 & upwards, players will tend to settle into specific positions and this should be encouraged. Always maintain a balance between positional rotation and team performance
  • Determine the game tactics.


  • Make playing soccer fun, with plenty of encouragement and be positive!
  • Be a knowledgeable coach!  Read and talk about football with other coaches.  Attend coaching clinics and courses.
  • Respect the opposing team and referees, whether you approve of their actions or not.
  • Support your team Manager as required and maintain a happy team!
  • Always encourage your team to play to its best ability and take a balanced approach to winning.

3. At the end of the season

  • Provide the Club with Coaches Reports for your team
  • Provide feedback to your players
  • Return Coaches Kit to the club

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