Lets be innovative and create sessions which revolve around the players, asking high standards of players I must also continually hold myself to those standards.
Meet Ali McLae
Ali has been coaching football for many years with experience at different levels and footballing job roles. He is a OFC / NZF B Licence and NZF Junior Level 3 qualified football coach and is currently studying for a bachelor of Sport Coaching, Leadership Major.
I love having players comfortable with the ball on their feet, with fast one touch passing, that can play direct football and cope well with physical interactions. Building athletes that can adapt to situations on a near instinctual level, by creating overload through a possession-based game with a purpose and looking to seek opportunities to try and penetrate the opposition. I like teams that look to play through the thirds whilst being organised collectively in every phase of the game.
Head Of Scouting & Recruitment (Volunteer Internship) – Samoan Football Federation
Jan 2021 – Ongoing
Director Of Coaching – Waikato UniCol FC
Dec 2019 – Ongoing
Womens First Team Head Coach – Waikato UniCol FC
Nov 2020 – Ongoing
Data Editor / Reviewer – Ea Sports
Jan 2020 – Ongoing
U13s / U14s Youth Coach – WaiBOP Football Federation
Oct 2018 – Ongoing
Community Coach Developer – WaiBOP Football Federation
March 2018 – Ongoing
U14s Federation Youth Head Coach – Claudelands Rovers FC
Jan 2018 – Dec 2020
Junior Head Coach – WaiBOP Football Federation
2018 Sept – Oct 2018
Junior Head Coach – Waikato Football Academy
Oct 2017 – Dec 2018
Men’s First Team Head Coach – Vodafone NZ FC
Oct 2012 – July 2016
Womens First Team Head Coach – Oratia FC
Oct 2007 – Sept 2008
Groundskeeper – Arsenal FC, England
New Zealand Football
OFC/NZF B License Sept 2020
OFC/NZF C License March 2018
NZF Junior Level 3 Sept 2017
NZF Goalkeeping Level 1 Oct 2018
Advanced Junior Coaching Certificate & Small Whites award June 2007
Bachelor of Sport Coaching, Majoring in Leadership Feb 2018 – Nov 2021
What The Experts Have To Say:
"I’ve been fortunate to know Ali for a number of years and i'm hugely impressed with the expert online platform he has worked tirelessly to develop. Ali is continually connecting with some of the top professionals within the football world with insightful articles being a phenomenal source for coaches at all levels. Ali relentlessly strives to better this content and it’s truly one of the top coach engagement platforms currently online"
Ali is one of the good people in football who has gone out of his way to connect and gather knowledge from coaches around the world. His website is a one stop to gathering views and ways of working from coaches of all levels. Definitely a website I'd recommend.
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