AFL Northern Territory invites youth and senior coaches to register for the upcoming Level 2 Coaching Course in Darwin and Alice Springs.
- Participant cost is $250
Note: Coaches who register for the Level 2 Coaching Course must attend the face to face component in December 2019
- You need then to complete the registration form and send it back to firstname.lastname@example.org
- You will then receive a login from the AFL to complete the pre-course requirements.
- 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).
- 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
- 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:
|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|
|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|