The AFL High Performance (Level 3) Coaching Course is conducted annually for a maximum of 24 candidates all of whom are invited to attend. The course is the responsibility of the AFL Coaching Development Manager who works closely with the State Coaching Managers in organising all aspects of the course.
The AFL High Performance Coaching Course is designed to provide identified coaches with the education and development to prepare them to coach at AFL clubs. It will also develop the competencies to coach in other (similar) high performance football environments.
The course aims to develop a set of core competencies required to coach effectively in AFL clubs, based on five primary functions of coaches outlined in the International Sport Coaching Framework.
The target group is coaches who are currently coaching at AFL clubs or aspiring to do so and do not have this qualification. This would include AFL Academy Coaches, State League (including NEAFL) Coaches, TAC Cup, State U18 competitions, state representative teams senior, U18. Coaches who wish to develop their high performance coaching competencies may also apply.
The course was reviewed and restructured in 2015, in consultation with the AFLCA and state coaching managers, to more effectively meet the intended course outcomes.
In 2016, the course will include a number of segments.
The 2016 course will include modules as they apply to a high performance coaching program in Australian Football:
An initial three and a half day course segment conducted in Melbourne from Monday 5th to mid Thursday 8th December 2016.