COACHES, REFEREES & VOLUNTEERS

Miramar Ranger Junior teams rely on parent volunteers to coach teams. Coaching involves running training sessions and coaching from the sidelines at Saturday games. Some teams also appoint another parent as team manager to assist with scheduling, logistics and communication.

COACHES

Miramar Rangers Junior teams rely on parent volunteers to coach, manage and referee their teams. Coaching involves running training sessions and coaching from the sidelines at Saturday games.

MANAGERS

Most teams also appoint another parent as team manager to assist with scheduling, logistics and communication.

GRADE MANAGERS

The Junior arm of the club is run by a small committee made up of volunteer Grade Managers, the Junior Chairman (Andrew Wilson), Club Administrator (Rosie Telford) and Football Development staff. This group meets monthly year-round and oversees the trial process, puts teams together, appoints coaches, and provides leadership for other club activities such as fundraising and community liaison and events.

REFEREES

For Grades 7 and 8, the kids are largely self-moderating as they learn the ropes. From 9th Grade onwards, all matches have on-pitch volunteer referees. From 10th Grade onwards, all JPL (or Premier) teams are required to provide a qualified referee. Capital Football runs refereeing courses through the season and there is usually at least one per season run at the club. For more information about referee training, check out the Coaches + Referees page.

OPPORTUNITIES TO ASSIST YOUR CLUB

Volunteers are the lifeline of any club and any assistance that can be offered, big or small is greatly appreciated by your club.If you are able to contribute in ANY way, please contact Andrew Wilson (Junior Chairman) email mrfcjuniors@xtra.co.nz.


RESOURCES & SUPPORT

WHOLE OF FOOTBALL

Miramar Rangers is an enthusiastic supporter of the NZ Football-led national development structure. This approach aligns all our development programmes to provide a unified pathway into the game and delivers a consistent experience to our children. The goal of this plan is for everyone, regardless of age, gender or ability to enjoy a high quality of football that’s tailored to his or her needs. It also reduces the barriers to coaching and provides all coaches with the resources they need.

Information about the Whole of Football approach is available at New Zealand Football and Capital Football.

USEFUL LINKS FOR COACHES

Fit4Football Warm Up
Better Soccer
Coaching soccer 101
Footy 4 Kids
Capital Football - Skills Centre Syllabus (I)

COACHING COURSES

Within the Whole of Football programme there are courses to help our many volunteers to learn the rules and how to become confident coaches and referees. These courses are age/grade appropriate so you learn while your children are learning the game. Due to our numbers we try to facilitate these courses at our clubrooms and early on in the season. In the meantime, if you'd like to see what's available through Capital Football, check out their Coach Education page.

REFEREE COURSES

Receiving some instruction on how to referee could be the best time you'll ever invest! For courses run by Capital Football, check out their Coach Education page.

POLICE VETTING

Miramar Rangers AFC will complete police checks on all new junior coaches to ensure the ultimate safety of all our junior players.