“Off the Pitch with Active”

These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.

Active#003: Michael Matricciani, High Performance Coach Australian College of Sport, FFSA U17 Girls Head Coach & Owner Soccajoyes SA

1:01:56 minutes podcast. In my journey of learning how we can make it better for our children when playing sport, I was fortunate to spend some time with Michael Matricciani.

Michael’s playing statement

“A proactive versatile brand of football in all main moments to create and prevent goal scoring opportunities. My playing style is underpinned with a strong winning mentality, with a focus on empowering my players to be prepared for the challenges of playing at the highest level.”

FFSA (Football Federation of South Australia NTC (U17) Girls Head Coach

Where his role is to develop players for the future Matilda’s being Australia’s Women’s Soccer team who has grown to become a strong force in the world game.

High Performance Coach at Australian College of Sport in Football

He spent 3 years as the Technical Director for Campbelltown City Soccer Club between 2013 – 2016

He is the Owner/Director of Soccajoeys South Australia,

His Coaching Qualifications includes

  • AFC / FFA A License Coach
  • Football Federation Australia Instructors Course
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment TAE40110
  • Certificate III and IV in Fitness – Personal Training

He also got a Professional Playing Career

  • A-League – Adelaide United FC,
  • Serie D – Savona Calcio,
  • I-League – Chirag United,

Hi playing career also includes the National Teams

  •  U20 Young Socceroos 2005 World Cup Selection (unable to travel due to injury) this is a story he will share with us today
  • U23 Australian Olyroos Squad Player, 2007
  • Australian Beach Socceroo, 2009 – 2015 which he Captained 2012 – 2015)

I am sure you will get a lot out of what Michael have to share in this 3rd Episode of “Off the Pitch with Active”

#003 Overview

0:00 Introduction

6:55 min: Michael talks about his background and passion for football. His playing career on high playing for Adelaide United in the A-League and being selected to represented Young Socceroos in U20 World Cup, life came crumbling down with serious injury.

16:50 min: A few years later, he is back again with a professional contract after sending out 100’s of video high lights to agents across Australia and Asia. He talks about new challenges with highs and lows.

28:50 min Back in Australia in a new role and player and TD. He discuss his role as a coach for girls and woman’s football in South Australia as well as parenting/coaching.