An online 60-minute workshop for sports coaches

Why understanding the teenage brain is important

The next Coaching Teens workshop: TBA
Full workshop details here

We know coaches are passionate and committed to developing young players, but they tell us that they can be challenged by the:

  • number of teenagers who lose interest and drop out
  • unhelpful attitude of some players and the influence that has on the team
  • collective pressure that school, peers, family and growing up generally has on players
  • best way to develop teenagers as players and as young people
  • lack of support given to support their coaching responsibilities.

This workshop and its supporting resources will give you:

  • insights into the behaviour and attitudes of teenage players
  • assurance about your capacity to influence them
  • practical tips on being an effective mentor and enhancing player relationships
  • positive ways to encourage player engagement and foster team success

Past workshop participants have said:

AFL National Diversity Championships

As a new coach with limited experience, this workshop is providing me with tools to implement to achieve an optimal outcome. Keep up the good work.

Bruce Hort
Gladesville Hornsby Football Association

The presentation gave our participants valuable insights into what their role is and the impact they can have on the players they coach.

Mounties Wanderers Football Club

This workshop should be a part of the FFA coaching licences.

The workshop draws on Youthsafe’s award-winning approach to youth mentoring as well as effective communication strategies to help you get the best out of your young players.

Book your place today!

Details of the next Coaching Teens workshop:


Next Workshop
  • TBA
  • #:##pm – #:##pm  *(AEDT)*Australian Eastern
    Daylight Time
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Nickie Flambouras
Multicultural Programs Manager

Youthsafe’s ‘Stay in the Game’ sessions get our young players to develop meaningful strategies to help them stay safe, on and off the field.
The sessions really make them think about what’s in their control, and help them take responsibility for their own safety.

If you would like more information or to book a session, please call our Education Coordinator on (02) 9817 7847 or email

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