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ELITE Athlete Performance Network are back in October with a fresh-looking pre-season program for SMJFL players aged 11-14 years.

The ELITE coaches who will be conducting the sessions are experts in developing youth. A mix of great coaches who are ex-AFL players and/or coaches who currently coach within the TAC Cup and State representative system.


During this 8 week early pre-season block we will be focusing on a number of different pre-season training methods, injury prevention exercises, learning basic strength & conditioning programs as well as continuing to build and improve the fundamental AFL skill set. The physical demands on an AFL player’s body have never been greater which is why it is important to teach developing footballers about their bodies.

ELITE pride themselves on educating and developing well rounded athletes, and providing individuals with the tools and knowledge they need to take their sport as far as they would like. We have a strong belief in our programs and our success speaks for itself with graduates of our Post–Secondary School Program being drafted into the AFL. The program has produced at least one draftee in every year since it began.

Completing this program will be an excellent way to develop extra skills and fitness, particularly for those players lucky enough to be nominated by their club to participate in the SMJFL South Metro Stars Interleague Squad for 2017. Please note: participation in this program is not a pre-requisite nor a guarantee of involvement in the SMJFL Interleague squads.

All participants will:
• Have coaching from current expert junior coaches
• Develop critical playing skills
• Undertake age relevant movement & strength drills
• Find out what it takes to make it at the ELITE level
• Learn about AFL tactics
• Have development tasks provided that can be completed at home
• Receive an ELITE singlet or sherrin.


The program will be held at East Caulfield Reserve, Dudley St Caulfield East – entry via Sir John Monash Drive.

  • Tuesday Night Program Begins: 18th October: 4.30pm-6pm (every Tuesday for 8 weeks)
  • Wednesday Night Program Begins: 19th October: 4.30pm-6pm (every Wednesday for 8 weeks)

Players will participate in one session per week. 


The program is $250 for SMJFL players inclusive GST.


Download the Registration & Payment Form and return to ELITE to secure a spot.

  1. Word version of the Registration & Payment Form -OR- PDF version of the Registration & Payment For
  2. EMAIL to -OR- POST to Elite Athlete Performance Network, 344 Swan Street, Richmond, VIC, 3121

All questions and program queries need to be directed to ELITE
P: 03 8529 3086