Coaching Resources

There are plenty of resources available to help coaches. We've collated some links below to help you out. Rules, Fields layouts, training ideas and the most important one... The Retreating Line.

WaiBOP Playing Formats & Rules
Familiar yourself with your grade.

Each team must have a referee available and share referring duties with the opposition.  A great way to learn the rules of the game is to complete the quick online referee course. This is handy, even if you aren't going to referee as knowing the rules will make the game more enjoyable for everyone.

The course doesn't take long, only costs $10 and all online.

More details on referee courses are here:

The Retreating Line
This is how you determine if a player is offside. It's created to allow players more time on the ball, so they can play it out from the goalkeeper and defence, rather than a good old hoof up the pitch (often referred to as Route 1).

Coaching Courses
WaiBOP offer coaching courses all year round.

Coaching Support Material
NZ Football has some great ideas to help your training and game days. You will also receive some supporting material in your gear bags.

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