#053 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Chris Adams, Football manager at Northern Suburb Football Association, Sydney

Chris is an experienced coach developer and football administrator with over 10 years’ experience in grassroots football programs working with member federations in Australia, NPL clubs and associations in both Western Australia and NSW.

Chris is passionate for how we rethink grassroots football as we look to cater for players of all abilities.


AFC/FFA level 1 GK coach

FFA Community coach educator

AFC/FFA C Lic instructor

AFC/FFA B Lic instructor

Today we talk about retention of youth in football.


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34:45   min episode

2:50     Who is coach educator Chris Adams?

4:40     Chris background in sport.

9:50     Chris first coaching course and how coach education have changed over time.

17:58   Would we take our children to a school which have a dropout rate as high as organized sport?

22:08   Some practical ideas about improving retention in clubs.

33:37   Closing part 1 to be continued in part 2…


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