Acoachafl_a-croppedFL Tasmania provides additional opportunities for coaches to learn through workshops, seminars and forums.

STATE ACADEMY COACHING WORKSHOPS
Community junior, youth and senior level coaches can attend observation and information sessions with Tasmania’s High Performance State Academy coaches Adam Sanders and Mathew Armstrong.

Coaches will have the opportunity to observe some of the latest coaching techniques and strategies as the Tasmania Under 18 State Academy squad learn their game plan in both theory and practical on-ground sessions.

Workshops will be announced via email to registered coaches and via the AFL Tasmania facebook page.

For more information contact: Mick Arnold | mick.arnold@afl.com.au

COACHING WORKSHOP SERIES
AFL Tasmania hosts regional coaching workshops where coaches can hear from leading coaches on topics relating to contemporary coaching.

Workshops will be announced via email to registered coaches and via the AFL Tasmania facebook page.

For more information contact: Mick Arnold | mick.arnold@afl.com.au

AFL NATIONAL COACHING CONFERENCE
The AFL National Coaching Conference takes place in February each year for over 500 coaches from around the country. Spend a great weekend hearing from experienced coaches and experts in the game and talking footy with other coaches from around the country who want to develop their coaching skills to better develop and improve their teams for the coming season and beyond.

Registrations are via the AFL Community Club website.

AUSTRALIAN SPORTS COMMISSION – FREE ONLINE COACHING COURSE
The Beginning Coaching General Principles course has been developed to help coaches improve their basic coaching skills, particularly those coaches working with children. A major benefit of the online course is that coaches can complete it in their own time. Thanks to a subsidy from then Australian Sports Commission, the online course is initially available free of charge to Australian coaches.

The course contains five training modules that cover a range of general coaching topics, including:
> the role and responsibilities expected of a coach
> planning
> safety
> working with parents
> communication
> group management
> inclusive coaching practices

The course takes approximately six hours to complete, and there is assessment included at the end of each module.

The Beginning Coaching General Principles course can provide the first step towards accreditation. Your national or state sporting organisation can provide more information on the sport-specific requirements to achieve accreditation as a coach. The online course can also be used as part of the training for coaches in the Australian Sports Commission’s Active After-school Communities program.

The Beginning Coaching General Principles course is available from the Australian Sports Commission’s online learning portal.