Provide high quality mentoring, support and education for all members of the Hills Football community in order to continually raise the standard of football.


To be recognised as a high quality service provider that improves the quality and enjoyment of football players and coaches at all levels of the game within the Hills Football community.

Why Coach Development?

Better Coaches = Better Players
Better Player Experience = Better Club Retention

We believe that coaches have a direct impact on quality of the football experiences of all players. Not only for skill and performance development but more importantly, within each player foster a lifelong love and engagement within the game.

Coaching Pathway

There are two pathways of coaching within the Football Australia landscape.
The Community Pathway and The Advanced Pathway

As Hills Football we focus on The Community Pathway
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The Community Coaching Pathway

Community courses are specifically designed for the coaches who look after players participating within a local association setting, that may typically be training once or twice a week. The courses are short, easily-accessible and low-cost. The courses are heavily practical based learning i.e. on the training field versus theory in a class room, these courses focus almost exclusively on the “training” pillar of the Coaching Expertise Model.

The courses that Hills Football deliver are:

MiniRoo’s Certificate 
For coaches typically training 5-9 year old players
The 3 hour course is fully practical and encourages the coach to develop practices that are based on FUN. The emphasis is on natural development i.e. learning by PLAYING football. Limited coaching but organising FUN football exercises is the key to helping players build a love and engagement for the game. Another highlight of the course is that the coaches are exposed to basic rules of the game as well as tips and hints for game day.
Cost: FREE

Skill Training Certificate
For coaches typically training 9-13 year old players
In the Skill Acquisition Phase the coach MUST focus on building a solid foundation of technical skill. The course is typically conducted over 3 evenings, is fully practical and deals with the development of the 4 Core Skills:
First Touch
Striking the Ball
Running with the Ball
1 v 1
Cost: Typically $90*

Game Training Certificate
For coaches typically training 14+ year old players
In the Game Training Phase the coach’s aim will be the development of tactical awareness, perception and decision making through a game related approach to training. The course is typically conducted over 14 hours across 4 evening sessions, is fully practical and provides the coach with skills designed to help the players apply the Functional Game Skills in a team setting.
Cost: Typically $90*

*Cost of courses can vary as appropriate

Find a coaching course

Find a course via playfootball
This is always the most up to date information with all courses Australia wide!

Club hosting request form

If a local Hills Football Club wish to organise to host one of the above courses, authorised club members (CCC, Presidents, Secretaries) can complete the request form here