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Last updated 24 May 2024
Barra Brui OvalOpen
Bryce OvalOpen
Samuel King OvalOpen
St Ives ShowgroundOpen
Toolang OvalOpen
Warrimoo OvalOpen


  1. June 2024

    1. Wed 26

      St Ives Showground - Community Training

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

    1. Wed 03

      St Ives Showground - Community Training

      4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    2. Mon 08

      NSW School Holidays Start

    3. Wed 10


      4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    4. Sat 13

      No Junior games ages U6 to U18

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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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