Be a TST Coach



Could you Coach at TST?

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If you are a coach with a professional, hard working and conscientious attitude,
have an engaging, motivating and supportive personality and have good technical ability
then we would love you to apply for a coaching position at TST.

: Job Description :

  • The sessions are Small Group technical development Sessions.
    • We specialize in developing Game functional Football Technique to young players with a huge focus on touch, game functional footwork, and game intelligence at an individual level.
  • Groups are up to 6 players per group.
  • It is Part Time* position.
  • When :  Saturday afternoons only.
  • Where : Camberwell high School, Prospect Hill Road, Camberwell, Melbourne
  • Duration:  1pm - 5.30pm.
  • Coaches would be expected to be able to commit to the position for at least 6 months (unless exceptional reasons apply).
: Session Focus :

  • The focus is on the individual. It is not a team or big group training environment.
    • Sessions are all about helping players develop a relationship with the ball and to become 1 with the ball.
    • Sessions are more like a private sessions than a team training session.
      • We try to coach components of the game that team and big group coaching fails to cover to the level necessary.
      • Coaches therefore need to follow a technical curriculum and framework.
    • Developing Footwork and its application is a big part of the coaching process as we believe the touch and footwork patterns developed this way can be transferred to all parts of the game when on the ball (first touch, moving the ball, passing).
    • There is a specific footwork development process that all coaches need to follow.
    • There are specific footwork patterns that all coaches need to be able to do and coach.
    • Players can range from 5 years old to 15 years old, and there are about 4 levels of our footwork development process which coaches would be expected to know and be comfortable with.
    • Players are grouped by age and ability, and the session format changes to match this.


: Where :

  • For more details about the TST program go to the home page of this website and work through the website.

Are you technically capable of coaching the TST footwork curriculum :

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Part 1 of the application process :

The first part of the Application process is to Submit your:

  • General CV [not job specific]
  • Soccer Specific CV - including all relevant coaching experience


Subject : Application for a coaching position


  • You are happy to demonstrate the fundamental footwork exercises (link here) when we catch up for the first time
  • You are happy to demonstrate your coaching personality (by getting involved in a session) when we catch up for the first time

If you are happy so far:

Part 2 of the application

Then we can send you more details about the position
[Conditions of employment and Methods and rates of pay].

If you are happy with these, then the next stage is to catch up and see you in action.

Part 3 of the application process :

The best way for us to assess prospective coaches is to see them in action to some degree.
As a key part of the interview process, prospective coaches would need to come in for an afternoon and assist a current coach. Not only does this paint a very clear picture for a coach in terms of what the 3 different TST sessions (over the afternoon) should look like (which is impossible to get otherwise), but it also allows us to see the 2 key factors we are looking for in a coach.
Does a coach have:
1. A personality that engages well with young players. A session should not only be fun, but should also engaged and motivated players to develop and work hard throughout the session. Much of this comes from the personality of the coach.
2. The technical ability to paint colorful pictures of technique (mostly of fundamental footwork patterns) which players can watch and copy. This becomes increasingly important in the groups of older and  better players.
  • So when we catch up with you we will need to see your:
    • Technical Ability: Demonstrate one of the ball moving patterns in the video above.
    • Personality : Get involved in part of a session (a tech game) in which you can demonstrate you personality and coaching style.

FYI: We are looking for coaches who are very engaging and positive towards young players and instill a motivation to learn through positive engagement.

This is not a boot camp and we don't want coaches to be intimidating or aggressive in their manner.

Please do not apply if you cannot do the ball moving patterns (link above) or do not have a coaching style that suits the program.

If all goes well. We will get you on board.

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