Quality coaching is one of the primary reasons why players continue to participate in AFL. Teaching the skills, tactics and strategies of Australian football is a rewarding experience with the coach having significantly more influence upon players than any other official or person connected with football.
CoachAFL has been developed to support coaches, including teachers. Teachers make quality coaches because they understand how people learn, they know how to create a learning environment and ultimately, they are role models.
CoachAFL provides access to online courses to support your development. The online Foundation Coaching Courses are referenced against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. As a teacher, if you are looking to gain CPD points/hours from completing the online course, please contact your state football body for more information on how this works in your state.
As a benefit of membership to CoachAFL, teachers and coaches are provided access to an extensive resource library filled with exclusive coaching resources that teachers and school coaches can utilise in their lessons and after school sport activities. These resources include videos and articles from AFL Senior Coaches, as well as over 200 activities that can be used in school PE lessons, after school sport activities or at football training.
Becoming a member of CoachAFL is easy, and can be completed in three simple steps:
1. Fill out the Coaching Profile
2. Complete the annual membership fee ($49.50)
3. Agree to the Coaches’ Code of Conduct and complete an online Foundation Course
Teachers are encouraged to join the coaching community today! To find out more, visit coach.afl/schools