Alex Barilaro

Technical Trainer

Alex Barilaro


  • FFA qualification
  • VIC Goverment Working With Children Check
  • APS Coaching Credentials
  • Safeguarding Children Course Certificate


A true football fanatic and aspiring teacher, Alex is a coach constantly thinking about the game, with a desire to establish genuine connections to his students.

Having played the game, he took his passion for football into the coaching pathway at the young age of 17. Beginning as a coach of his High School team for a four year period, Alex has expanded into working with and coaching players from 8 year of age up to 18 year old's.

In working with a variety of age groups Alex focuses on developing his students as both footballers and positive individuals, teaching them values that hold them in good stead for the years to come. Alex thoroughly enjoys the experience of coaching players of all ages and takes this passion into his coaching style at Melbourne Football Academy.

Alex appreciates the tactical side of football and is constantly trying to improve on the mental side of coaching football, finding new and unique avenues to improve both technique ability and resilience in players. He loves to continuously learn keeping an open mind to new and different training methods.