listen to how mick gaffer got into coaching football
Collingwood Premiership player Mick Gayfer explained how his passion for football started after volunteering to coach his daughters’ small sided team, yesterday on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s School of Football.
Mick Gayfer never thought he would love the world game, let alone coach it.
But 12 years after volunteering to coach his daughter’s team at Boroondara Eagles, the former AFL star
has grown a profound passion for the game.
Gayfer volunteered to coach his daughter’s side at Boroondara Eagles, after the club had failed to appoint a coach.
Not knowing much about football Gayfer completed his coaching badges, having recently completed his C Youth licence which has seen him become very knowledgeable about the game.
Gayfer told Chris Appleford and Domenic Barba on School of Football how he views the game differently since he started coaching.
“I have learned so much about the game and am still learning. I have found I view the game totally different to before I was coaching,” Gayfer said.
Gayfer believes the most important thing when coaching junior teams is to implement a balanced approach.
“It’s important to balance the social and development side. You have to make it fun so the players want to be there,” Gayfer said.
School of Football airs every Tuesday from 7pm (AEDT) hosted by Chris Appleford and Domenic Barba.
LISTEN TO THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE