Level 4: AFL Senior Coach Program

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Level 4 AFL Senior Coach Program commenced in March 2015 and is designed to provide a clear pathway for the development of the AFL Senior Coach, beyond the current Level 3 Accreditation.

The program has been designed specifically to:

  • Enhance the coaches knowledge, skills and experiences to best prepare them for the responsibilities of the Senior Coach
  • Provide a benchmark qualification for the industry
  • Provide a pool of applicants who have achieved the industry qualification
  • Refine a coaching pathway for aspiring Senior Coaches
  • Contribute to developing world class programs for AFL footballers in a world class performance environment.

The Senior Coach is an influential leader in the industry and the content of the program aims to build the necessary skills to best prepare them for the role.

Five core competencies of the AFL Senior Coach Program

The structure of the program comprises four components that are designed to deliver the competencies:

  1. Core Modules
  2. Individual Learning Plan
  3. Management Impact profiling and coaching
  4. Coach mentoring

The Senior Coach Accreditation program will provide:

  • A mandatory level of qualification
  • Peer reviewed assessment
  • A Coaching Code of Conduct for standards of practice and ethical behaviour
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

Completion of the program is expected to take 12 24 months. Final assessment is based on the demonstration of the coaching competencies, through a process of Peer Review.

Admission to the program is via a selection process considered in January each year.

More information about the Level 4 AFL Senior Coach Program

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