AFL Coaching Resources

Buy coaching resources

The AFL offers a number of quality coaching resources to complement our extensive coach education and accreditation program. In addition to the extensive material available in this website, you can obtain a range of manuals and other resources to assist you with your coaching work.

Purchase resources online at: The AFL Shop

Download coaching manuals:

  • The Coach - The Official AFL Level 1 Coaching Manual
  • AFL Youth Coaching Manual
  • Junior Coaching Manual

G.A.P.S Australian Football - this resource contains 250 animated Games, Activities, Practices and Skills for planning all types of sessions and lessons.

Skills Guide - Garry Lyon and Matthew Lloyd present the skills of Australian Football, introduced and demonstrated by the stars of the AFL. This video includes sections on kicking, handballing, marking, picking up, ball handling, bouncing, evading, smothering, spoiling, tackling, bumping, shepherding and ruckwork. 

Coaching Edge

Coaching Edge is a continuation of the respected magazine Coaching Update, which was first published in April 1988 after the VFL assumed responsibility for football development in Victoria and formed the Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Vic Branch in 1987. There was also a predecessor, Australian Football Coach, published by SANFL from1972 until 1975.

Each Coaching Edge edition contains interviews with significant coaches, skills, drills, information from the AFL High Performance program, research-based information and a range of views about football and coaching. 

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