Coaches’ Box

AFL Victoria Coach Education Programs – changes to the coach accreditation & re-accreditation process

Recently the AFL has undertaken a review of coach education programs, the re-accreditation process and regional coach support on a national level.  Please read through the following for an important update on coach education for season 2018:

Coach Education Courses:

A new entry accreditation is now called Foundation (replacing Level One), which consists of an online course for the specific age group you are coaching – senior, youth, and junior (cost to be determined). There will also be a practical component of the course delivered by expert coaches. The cost of the three hourpractical component is $60.00 which covers presenters, resources and a magnetic coaches board. The accreditation is for one year not four as previously.

Re-accreditation

All coaches who wish to coach in season 2018 and have an accreditation which expires on the 31/12/2017 will be required to re-accredit. The re-accreditation process will now be an online process on an annual basis rather than over a four year period. This will be available from March 1 2018.  A feature of the annual re-accreditation process will require each coach to attain a number points each year to be eligible for accreditation renewal – these points will be attained through a variety of means including coaching a team, completing short courses on the Coach.AFL Learning Management System, attending national conferences, seminars/workshops etc

 

Coach.AFL Learning Management System

The development of a centralised Coach.AFL learning management system which includes a national membership database, high quality interactive coach resources, online coach education courses for all levels of coaching and a number of member benefitsCoach.AFL will be an exclusive resource centre providing a range of learning opportunities for all AFL accredited coaches.

Regional Support

At the regional level AFL Victoria will deliver a range of face to face seminars and workshops for coaches to continue their personal growth and development. These seminars/workshops will attain points for the coach as part of their annual reaccreditation process. Other support and education provided will include club coaching coordinators, coach mentors and recognition of outstanding coaching achievements. All accredited coaches will have access to the Coach.AFL Learning Management System and gain access to the high quality interactive coach resources and member benefits.

 

2018 INNER SOUTHERN REGION YOUTH FOUNDATION COACHING COURSE

 The Inner Southern Region are now taking applications for the 2018 Youth Foundation Coaching Course (Under 13s – Under 18s).

 All coaches and one Assistant coach in each team (U/13s – U/18s) must be accredited to coach in 2018. The accredited assistant coach is the only assistant coach that is permitted to stand on the boundary with the coach during games.

 SAVE THE DATE: The 3 hour Youth practical course is on: 

Monday March 26 @ Walter Galt Reserve, Cnr Victoria & Davey Streets, Parkdale  (6.30pm – 9.30pm)

 The cost of the practical component of the coaches course for 2018 is $60.

 There will also be an online component of the course which will be available from March 1 (cost to be advised).

 To book your spot on the practical component of the course please click on the link below to register and pay online

 Click here to register and make payment for the Youth Coaching Course

 

2018 INNER SOUTHERN REGION JUNIOR FOUNDATION COACHING COURSE

 The Inner Southern Region are now taking applications for the 2018 Junior Foundation Coaching Course (Under 8s – Under 12s).

 All coaches (U/8-U/12) and one Assistant coach in each team (U/11 & U/12 ONLY) must be accredited to coach in 2018. The accredited assistant coach is the only assistant coach that is permitted to stand on the boundary with the coach during games.

 The 3 hour Junior course date is:

Wednesday April 11 @ Walter Galt Reserve, Cnr Victoria & Davey Streets, Parkdale  (6.30pm – 9.30pm)

 The cost of the practical component of the coaches course for 2018 is $60.

 There will also be an online component of the course which will be available from March 1 (cost to be advised).

 To book your spot on the practical component of the course please press the Ctrl key & click on the link below to register and pay online

 Click here to register & make payment for the Junior Coaching Course

 

Coaches Behaviour and Accreditation

 

AFL Victoria Resources: 

Coach’s Whiteboard


SMJFL YouTube Resources: 

Team Rules – for Coaches – developing consistent team rules for your players

Style of Play – for Coaches – learn a number of strategies to use during key plays

Hear from the Coaches – AFL Coaches on Coaching and other hot topics

Modified Rules Demo Videos – check the rules and how they should be interpreted

SMJFL Dangerous Tackle Initiative

 

Further Coaching Resources: 

DANGEROUS TACKLES – By Coach Tony Hales

This video has been provided by VAFA (umpiring) and includes 12 tackling examples. This video is designed to be watched while following the explanatory notes below.


Video Examples – direct link to video > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHDcU4lv1sE 

  1. Free kick for a potentially dangerous situation. There is the possibility of the player being thrown into the fence. Good alertness by the umpire who remained switched on when the ball was near the boundary line.
  2. Both arms pinned, the secondary action of the tackle results in the player’s head hitting the ground. This could be deemed reportable.
  3. The sling at the end is unnecessary and therefore a free kick is warranted.
  4. Two actions, the player is defenseless. These need to be reported.
  5. This one looks ok as the level of force doesn’t seem sufficient to warrant a free kick. The reaction of the players is because of the smack in the face that occurs soon afterwards.
  6. Free kick. Definite report. A ball up is about to be called and then an unnecessary dangerous action follows.
  7. Correct free kick for a high tackle. Potentially, it could also be a report. The vision is not clear of the impact but when a player is slammed backwards in this manner their head usually hits the ground.
  8. Similar to #7. It looks like good fortune that the player’s head didn’t hit the ground. If it had a report would have definitely been warranted.
  9. An unusual style of tackle where the player is pulled by one arm. The level of force doesn’t appear to be great and the player with the ball seems to contribute to the ‘slinging’. This one doesn’t look like a free kick.
  10. Similar to #1. This is really poor umpiring. This has to be a free kick for an unnecessary, potentially dangerous situation. Hard to be 100% clear but would be comfortable if this is reported.
  11. Free kick. Definite report. The umpire needed to trigger in immediately. One of the obvious cues is how the player’s legs go higher than his head.
  12. The commentators believe it’s either high or in the back. It’s neither, it’s a dangerous tackle. The player is taken to the ground with no chance to protect himself. Similar to the Bryce Gibbs example from the AFL. Definite report.