Level 2 Coaching Course - register now!


AFL Northern Territory invites youth and senior coaches to register for the upcoming Level 2 Coaching Course in Darwin and Alice Springs.

Course fees:

  •  Participant cost is $250

Note: Coaches who register for the Level 2 Coaching Course must attend the face to face component in December 2019 

  1. You need then to complete the registration form and send it back to wally.gallio@afl.com.au
  2. You will then receive a login from the AFL to complete the pre-course requirements.
  3. You will need to have this done to attend the course

Note: registration closes Monday 25 November and the face to face element of the course will be held Sunday 8 December (Alice Springs) Sunday 15 December (Darwin).

Target coaches

  • Youth coaches who are involved in coaching Under 13 - Under 18 age groups
  • Senior coaches who are involved in coaching Under 18 and over age groups

Pre-course requirements

  • Prepare and bring a written coaching philosophy to the face to face course using the template provided on acceptance to the course.
  • View the “Designing Small Sided Games” videos on CoachAFL in preparation for the practical game sense and constraints-based approach session at the face to face course.

Note: the online Positive Sports Coaching module is currently being updated and therefore not a course pre-requirement at this time.

What participants receive

  • AFL Level 2 Youth Coach Accreditation Course Overview
  • Access to the Level 2 Youth Coach Accreditation portal on CoachAFL to access resources and assessment tools
  • ‘Coaching Better Every Season’ book by Wade Gilbert
  • Groundwork: The Winning Edge - Glenn Wilkins and Craig O’Brien

The face to face course component is on Sunday 8 December (Alice Springs) and Sunday15 December (Darwin).

Here is the course overview and time allocation for the 1-day face to face component:

Time Module Content Duration Delivery
8.15am Course registration   15 mins  
8.30am Introduction •   Course overview & assessment tasks 15 mins  
8.45am Module 1 - Set the vision & strategy •   Understanding your coaching context 1 hour Workshop – facilitated learning
    •   Coaching philosophy    
  Module 2 – Shape the environment •   Planning & programming – season plan    
9.45am Module 3 – Build relationships •   Developing team culture 1 hour Workshop – facilitated learning
    •   Healthy connections – parents, club, officials    
10.45am MORNING BREAK      
11.00am Module 5 - Read and react to the field •   Game day coaching – 1 hour Workshop - facilitated learning
    •   Game plan – strategy, tactics    
    •   Team address & feedback    
    •   Game analysis – Art & science of using numbers verses intuition    
12.00pm Module 4 - Conduct practices and structure competitions 1. Good coaching practise – delivering effective training sessions 45 minutes Theory - presentation
    2. Skill development - game sense and constraints-based approaches    
    3. Representative practise design – ensuring your training session replicates what happens in the game    
12.45pm LUNCH (working in small groups to design a games sense activity)      
1.30pm Module 4 - Conduct practices and structure competitions • Teaching and learning techniques – How to set the environment & facilitate the learning using constraints based coaching to: 4 hours Practical – Coach centred learning, i.e. participants coaching in small groups
    1. Develop an understanding of game phases – contest, attack & defence    
    2. Develop fundamental skills    
5.30pm Module 6 - Learn and reflect •      Reflective practise 30 Workshop - facilitated learning
    •      Engaging a Mentor Coach to reflect on coaching practise (training and match day) minutes  
    •      Growth mindset – continuous learning    
6.00pm FINISH      

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