Ricki Herbert leads programme to help deliver better coaching at our club

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Former All Whites and Wellington Phoenix coach Ricki Herbert is leading a four-year programme to help support and develop coaching standards throughout Cambridge FC.

More than 30 junior and youth coaches have participated so far in the early stages of the programme which aims to standardise the way the club coaches its young players.

Herbert, who is Cambridge FC’s Technical Director, says it’s important players benefit from a coaching programme designed to provide coaches with the resources they need to run good sessions.

“It’s important we provide a curriculum that coaches can follow, and to give them resources such as session plans, drills and games,” Herbert said.

“We’re trying to work together as a group to support coaches and to share the ideas and practices that help them improve.”

A pilot group of coaches ran four training sessions under Herbert’s supervision in August, using coaching materials provided by Herbert, so feedback could be shared with others.

Since then, Herbert has presented a four-year plan to the club’s committee, outlining plans to introduce a top-to-bottom playing philosophy within the club, and putting in place a structured programme to support coaches.

“It will take 2-3 years to really see the benefits of the programme coming through but I’m delighted so far with the enthusiasm and commitment of the club to make this happen.”

Support for our coaches

The club will host a workshop for junior coaches on Wednesday July 29, 2020, at our clubrooms, John Kerkhof Park.

Click here for details and to register online >>>>

Want to join our group of coaches?

If you want to know more about becoming a coach at our club, please email Cambridge FC’s Technical Director Ricki Herbert here.


  • Ricki Herbert’s work with our coaches is made possible by the support of the Grassroots Trust.