Magic Game Day Coaches

We require volunteer game day coaches for our Under 8’s to Under 11’s and our Bronze U12 to U18 teams.  If you would like to register your interest please e-mail dean@magicunited.com.au

ROLE OF GAME DAY COACH

  • Warm ups
  • Make Subs
  • Put players in positions
  • Half time team talks
  • First Point of contact for parents
  • Liaise with Magic coaches with any problems / game reports

KEY WORDS TO USE

Its important we don’t overload players with information so here’s a few key words players will understand from their coaching that you can use during the game and half time.

  • Shape – Players should retreat in to there positions to create space for themselves and team.
  • Skill – Players in 1v1 situations use there skill numbers to beat player
  • Press the ball (monster) – Players press the ball to win the ball back
  • Overlap – encourage defenders to make forward runs when they play the ball into midfield.

DO’S AND DON’TS

DO’S
  • Be positive at all times players are there to have fun
  • Set good examples to players
  • Give feedback to coaches on results and performance
  • Let coaches know of any issues ASAP
  • Rotate players positions throughout the season (keeps notes)
  • Try to let players make decisions for themselves.
  • Encourage parents to not coach players leave coaching to game day coach.
  • During carnivals encourage players to stay out of the sun in between matches. Use a gazebo as the base for players to stay in.
  • Encourage players to drop 10 yards (7v7) 15 yards (9v9) back from Goal kicks to allow team to play out from the back. Players can move when first outfield player touches the ball. You may need to speak to opposition coach before the game to encourage this.
DON’TS
  • Shout and scream at players
  • Overload players with info
  • Try to deal with other parent issues – direct them to Magic coaches
  • Single out players with negative feedback