Coaching Info

This page is for all coaches to use tips, plans, and resources to help Stingray Kids to enjoy the game and improve their skills. There are links to Football Victoria and Football Australia - both of which have videos, plans, and drills for training and game day - also the rules for the season at age group or below on the links.

If you need any support or advice on coaching at the Stingrays please email our Coaching Coordinators, Dean Wixon and John Turnbull -

Football Victoria Resources - Huge hub of free help!

New to Coaching?

If this is your first season have a quick read here of the Community Coaching Pathway from Football Victoria and follow this link to find out more about the courses. 

Community  Education  Pathways

Coaching Videos

Click here for a dedicated page on Videos

Manuals for Coaches - click on the image of the manual you need

Activity  Guide for  Miniroos Miniroos  Program  Leader  Session  Guide Skills  Acquisition  Manual

GK  Cert

Club Game Day handbook


Club handbook 2024

Updated Rules of Play

Football Victoria Policies, Rules & Regulations

2024 Rules of Competition

2024 Summary of Changes - Community Competitions

U12 U13 Competition Guidelines 2024

Miniroos National Playing Format and Rules

For detailed information about the MiniRoos playing format, rules and guidelines, follow these links:

MiniRoos Playing Format and Rules

MiniRoos Guidelines

For more great resources from Football Victoria including videos of age group specific training drills follow the link here.

FIFA 11+ Warm Up Exercises

Research has shown the FIFA 11+ program to be effective at preventing football injuries.

The reasons for warming up before any physical activity are well known. But are our warm-ups adequately preparing us for an improved performance on the pitch while reducing our inherent risk of injury? Developed and studied by the FIFA Medical Assessment and Research Centre (F-MARC), the FIFA 11+ injury prevention program has been proven in multiple research studies worldwide to significantly reduce injuries and enhance performance.

Injury Prevention

The FIFA 11+ warm-up has been shown to substantially reduce major injuries, particularly in females between the ages of 13-18 who have a high risk of knee and ACL injury, by 50% and a reduction of 39% of overall injury incidence in recreational/sub-elite football.

The program is only effective when the warm-up exercises are performed regularly, at least twice a week. Compliance is of utmost importance—injury risk is lowest in those players with higher adherence to the program.

What’s Involved In the FIFA 11+ Program?

The FIFA 11+ program consists of three parts with a total of 15 exercises in the specified sequence. It should be performed, as a standard warm-up, at the start of every training session at least twice a week. Prior to matches, only the running exercises (parts 1 and 3) should be performed. It is important to use proper technique during all exercises. The 11+ program is broken down into three parts:

  1. Slow-speed running exercises coupled with active and partner stretching.
  2. Core and leg strength exercises, along with balance, plyometrics, and agility exercises.
  3. Moderate/high speed running exercises integrated with cutting and pivoting movements.

Click here for a printable version.

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