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Revamped Opportunity for Youth Players

KLUFC is excited to announce a “new look” Youth Development Program for its Youth players (U13-U17). The program is designed to provide a pathway for our Youth players, as mentees, to learn and develop their coaching skills under the supervision of a more experienced KLUFC coach, who will be their mentor.

This mentor-mentee relationship creates an opportunity for both participants to learn from each other and to share experiences and ideas along the way.

What’s are the benefits for participants? For Youth players, partnering up with a coaching mentor will expose them to a range of skills and valuable coaching and life experiences from which they can grow and develop. Our KLUFC coaches are volunteering their time to do with this with them. Youth mentees will take on the role of a Development Coach and be partnered up with a KLUFC Coach mentor and their Junior soccer team for the 2024 season. You will be required to attend their training session and game each week. This is flexible depending on your personal training commitments. If you are doing your Duke of Edinburgh, this volunteer opportunity is worth considering for fulfilling one of your Duke components.

Participants will be required to attend a coaching course run by Football Tasmania, with the cost being covered by KLUFC. In addition, KLUFC will offer five by one-hour facilitated sessions, run monthly throughout the 2024 season, including:

  • • A full induction and outline of the program, meet and greet with your mentor, responsibilities.
  • • How to plan a coaching session and engage junior players.
  • • How to create a positive team culture
  • • Providing and receiving feedback
  • • Evaluation and reflection skills

If you are interested in participating in this program or would like to know more about it, please contact Jane Gibson at [email protected] or on 0409071826.