AFL Tas AcademyThe Tasmanian State Academy program is an elite football environment that focuses on individual player development. It is centred on the development of the person and their ability to contribute in a team environment.

The Academy is divided into separate but closely aligned programs. The U16s State Academy acts as the initial introduction to a state based elite football program. The U18s State Academy is the next phase of the Academy journey.

The Academy is designed around finding those talented young players who demonstrate or may develop the distinct attributes required to progress into State League senior football and/or AFL football. Academy staff work in close partnership with State League clubs to develop individual players within a team context.  Involvement in the Academy does not automatically include participation in the NAB National Championships.

The Academy is designed to help the young men in the squad develop an understanding of what  it takes to be involved at highest level of football; from  fitness (strength and conditioning), diet (nutritional requirements) to skill execution. As part of the Academy curriculum players also undertake AFL education programs including illicit drugs and alcohol, anti-doping, and racial and religious vilification.  By developing resilient young men equipped to make better life choices, not only in sport but in life, we hope to produce young athletes who are leaders at their football club as well as in their community.

AFL ACADEMY VISION: Developing better people, better players.al requirements) to skill execution. As part of the Academy curriculum players also undertake AFL education programs including illicit drugs and alcohol, anti-doping, and racial and religious vilification. By developing resilient young men equipped to make better life choices, not only in sport but in life, we hope to produce young athletes who are leaders at their football club as well as in their community.

STATE ACADEMY VISION: To be a nationally recognised best practice State Academy.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Tasmanian AFL Academy Under 18 and Under 16 programs are professionally operated programs that realise the potential of Tasmania’s talented young footballers by concentrating on the holistic development of the individual and their ability to contribute in a team environment.

OUR VALUES:
Commitment
Our staff and players are fully committed to the program which has clearly communicated expectations.

Respect
All staff and players are respectful of each other and at all times treat each other as they want to be treated themselves.

Open Communication
At all times a clear communication process between players and staff and parents.

Honesty
At all times players and staff are to be honest with each other on all matters

Work Ethic
All players understand that there are no “quick fixes” and that behind all team and individual success lies hard work.

Attitude
A positive approach in every aspect that is centred on what can be done, not what can’t be done.

Discipline
This is defined as “what you do when nobody is watching” and is a fundamental requirement of all Academy members.


STATE ACADEMY SELECTION PROCESS:
> Nominations from State League clubs;
> Upon viewing the nomination, State Academy selectors finalise composition of squad;
> The pathway for all players is to be playing with their State League club; and,
> Selectors have the capacity to add players to the Academy as the season progresses.

2015 State Academy Results
2014 State Academy Results
2013 State Academy Results
2012 State Academy Results
2011 State Academy Results
2010 State Academy Results