Coaches

The player development and experience model can equally be applied for NWSF coaches.

Coaches should be aware of the role they play to shape positive environments, and how they can facilitate supportive experiences for players in the game.

Coaches are the foundation of talent development. They skilfully observe and develop players on their journey through the pathway.

Coaches should consider how they integrate and facilitate the development of the six key words within their environment. These words, and how the coach ‘brings them to life’ in their environment, is key to success.

As an example, a coach can develop skilful qualities in players by improving their football knowledge through coaching courses. They may also help make players more athletic by incorporating warm up exercises into their training.