Football for everyone

Coach/Manager Resources

Coaching Resources

Grassroots Manual

This is an earlier version of the handbook participants receive when doing the FFA Grassroots Course. It provides some very useful information on how to run a training session and is designed for people who haven’t coached before.



U6-U9 – Big Games

U10 – U13 – Middle Games


U13 – U17 – Small Games

General Drills and Exercises

There are a number of free football coaching resources available on the internet. A small selection of tried and tested sites are listed here. If you have a site to add please let us know!


Blue Cards

If you are a volunteer (i.e. coach or manager) and you have a child in the team then you are not required to obtain a Blue Card.

It is desirable though that all volunteers obtain a Blue Card. These are free of charge. Please complete the application form and scan and email to for Club sign off and submission.

The process can take several months.