Meninas Football Club
HOW WE COACH
HOW WE SUPPORT
Football has the potential to help young people flourish. Off the field, players are offered the platform to mould the club how they want it to be, through the Meninas Football Club Player Voice Forum. Older players at the club are offered coaching and refereeing opportunities.
On the pitch, all players are encouraged to attend additional sessions, with Meninas Football Club offering futsal, player development centre training and holiday camps. Players are encouraged to reflect on their development through the use of Individual Training Programmes, which are designed with the player and shared with the coaches and parents.
Meninas Football Club are very lucky to have a fantastically supportive group of parents.
Parents are encouraged to discuss any ideas they have for the future of the club, or raise any questions or concerns to the club's welfare officer, chairman or any other committee member.
All teams at Meninas Football Club have a parent representative to assist with this communication.
Meninas Football Club offer continued professional development through a programme of Football Coach Development.
Coaches share reports about weekly training / matches with one another, offering and receiving support and knowledge.
All coaches are encouraged to take part in the weekly coaching chat on a Sunday evening, where topics are discussed and debated to enhance pedagogical understanding, tactical awareness and coaching techniques.
All Level 1 coaches are encouraged to attend the Futsal coaching or goalkeeper coaching courses before moving on to their Level 2 qualification.
U6 & U7
Meninas Football Club support local, national and international charities through a number of events including kit coverage, fund-raising events and charity football matches.
At least once a season, the coaches and parents at the club take part in a friendly game with all proceeds going to charity.
During the 2020-2021 season, Meninas Football Club hope to partner up with the Mind Mental Health charity.
Meninas Football Club welcome all players new to the game of football to try the sport for the first time. The club encourages its players to be creative and try new things on the pitch. Creativity is key.