Coach Education

Peter Branca

Club Coach Coordinator (8 – 12 Boys)


My coaching philosophy is ‘longer term’ player development over a ‘short term’ results. The essence of this approach is to develop players with a strong technical base through a possession based style of play. There is strong evidence to suggest that this approach provides better overall enjoyment for players, as well as being fundamental to developing essential base skills. Importantly, players will get more enjoyment from playing and are more likely to stay in the sport longer. Having been a parent coach for several years, I can empathise with what coaches go though, especially when there is pressure to win on game day. My role as CCC is to help standardise junior Boys Coaching for any advice and mentoring they may need to make their coaching experience better and more effective.

15 Year Coaching Experience
  • Brighton Soccer Club
  • Hampton Soccer Club
  • Bentleigh Cobras
Qualifications / Other experience
  • Junior Coaching certificate – 2004
  • Cert 4 – Workplace training – 2005
  • Skills Training Certificate – 2019
  • 2013-14 travelled and observed junior coaching practices in Italy and Spain
  • 2019 – Bentleigh Cobras FC Junior Coach mentor

Coaching Pack

8 pages

A quick overview of coaching practices at Glen Eira FC

Recommended Levels

All Glen Eira coaches should hold the minimum FV recommended coaching certification appropriate to their team’s age/level.

Club covers Course Fees

Upon successful completion of a recommended coaching course, Glen Eira coaches and assistant coaches can have the course fee reimbursed.  Please submit an Expense Claim form to request your reimbursement.

Upcoming Courses

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