Capital Football Technical Director Scott O’Donell lead local club TD’s and Head Coaches in the FFA Talent ID Workshop at Deakin Stadium last Friday and Saturday.
The workshop brought together coaches and TD’s with the aim of streamlining talent identification in the Capital, allowing them to better understand what to look for in line with the FFA’s National Curriculum.
“The workshop will give clubs an idea of what FFA are looking for in terms of the National teams,” O’Donell said.
“If our Club TD’s and coaches know what FFA are looking for, then they can incorporate that into their training programs and club philosophy.”
“And then hopefully their players can make their way into our state teams, and go on to represent the ACT at National Youth Championships, and go further.”
O’Donell said that the Workshop was also a great chance for Canberra’s Premier League Coaching and Technical staff to come together and help progress themselves and their skills.
“This workshop will not just benefit players,” he said.
“If a coach or TD begins developing 7 or 8 players then they might get looked at as doing something really good, and FFA go “let’s work with them and develop them.”
The workshop ran over two days with staff from FFA in attendance, including Young Matildas coach and Football NSW Technical Director Gary Van Egmond.