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Australian Football Coaches Association

Seminars & Events

AFCA Season Launch Breakfast

With Don Pyke

Date: Friday 27th March

Time: 7:30am at Domain Stadium

Includes: Breakfast

Cost: $25

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Building Exceptional Teams

With Sarab Singh – CEO at RTO Solutions

Date: Monday 4th May

Time: 6:00pm at Domain Stadium

Cost: Free to all members

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Game Trends and Technology in Football

With Marcus Wagner – Football Operations Manager at Collingwood FC

Date: Tuesday 23rd June

Time: 6:00pm at Domain Stadium

Cost: Free to all members

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Becoming a better coach

With Warren Nel – General Manager, Game Development at West Australian Football Commission

Date: Monday 13th July

Time: 6:00pm at Domain Stadium

Cost: Free to all members

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2015 AFCA Awards

Date: November (TBA)

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Coaching Short Courses

 

Kicking Course for Coaches (Level 1)

With Andrew Lockyer

Want to improve your player’s kicking?  You can learn how from one of the best development coaches in the business.   The Kicking Course is aimed at providing the community coach with the analysis techniques, technology and understanding to help their players achieve their potential

The Kicking Short Course for Coaches will improve the coach’s knowledge on how to observe and identify kicking skill deficiencies.  A coach will then be able to implement drills than can help improve kicking skill sets for players.

Course Details

Cost: $65

Length: 4.5 hours

What you get: A course book resource and a Level 1 Kicking accreditation

 

NOTE: Each course is limited to 20 positions to maximise the learning environment. 

 

Date

Venue

Details

 

12th April

Windermere Reserve,

Joondalup

12:30pm – 5pm

SOLD OUT

13th & 15th April

Steel Blue Oval,

Bassendean

6pm – 8:30pm

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19th April

Morris Buzzacott Reserve, Kardinya

12:30pm – 5pm

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Physical Football Course for Coaches

With Dr. Les Fabre

Football is a physical game and it is vital that the correct techniques are in place to give your players the best opportunity to effectively tackle and avoid injury.  A physical team with the correct techniques can gain a big advantage in football.

This short course will look at the key physical elements and movements of our great game and equip coaches with drills on how to develop these elements.  It will also delve into the building resilience in players and routines that can be implemented to avoid injury.  The course expands on some key principals of Les’ teaching and is valuable to all coaches.

Course Details

Cost: $65

Length: 4.5 hours

What you get: A course book resource and a Level 1 Kicking accreditation

 

NOTE: Each course is limited to 20 positions to maximise the learning environment. 

Date

Venue

Details

 

8th & 15th June

Coolbinia Reserve,

Coolbinia

6pm – 8:30pm

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10th & 17th June

Karoonda Park,

Booragoon

6pm – 8:30pm

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22nd & 29th June

Charles Riley Reserve,

North Beach

6pm – 8:30pm

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If you wish to be added to the distribution list to any future short course please email jbowler@wafc.com.au

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Membership

Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) membership is reserved for currently accredited coaches under the National Accreditation Scheme.  The cost of AFCA membership (included in coaching course costs) is $80 and a membership lasts for 4 years.

As a member of AFCA you are entitled to;

  • Free coaching seminars
  • Access to AFL and WAFL Coaches through seminars
  • Discounted AFCA Merchandise
  • Discounted Coaching Resources
  • Bi-Monthly Coaches Newsletter
  • Early bird registration opportunities to many Game Development Functions 

Background

The Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) was set up in the 80's to develop and encourage coach education in Western Australia. Since this time AFCA has provided a worthy service of Coach Education to the many coaches involved in the game of Australian Rules Football.

The primary focus of AFCA was to provide Coach Accreditation Courses, seminars, resources and recognition of coaches.

However with the evolution of the football development system throughout the WAFC, we have seen these focuses incorporated in the day to day activities of WAFL Clubs, Development Officers and the State Talent / Coaching Manager.

Given the evolution of the football development system the role of AFCA must be redefined to ensure it stays a viable part of coaching in Western Australia.

Need

There is a serious need for WA to remain at the coal face of coaching and produce strategies that will enhance the coaching pathway and the games environment.

It is critical that the WAFC are at the cutting edge of coaching at all levels of the game thus enabling for the infiltration of information and knowledge via the football development infrastructure of the WAFC.

There is also a need for the profile and recognition of coaching to be raised to another level. Our current systems of reward and recognition do not fulfil the requirements to ensure that coaches are understanding of their importance and influence to the game.

If coach recognition was to be enhanced we would see a positive impact in the quality of coaches attracted and retained in the system.