The Defenders - the Case for Defence

The emphasis on defence has never been greater. No longer is it solely the responsibility of the ‘back six’ to defend. The whole team is accountable, across the entire ground. [more]

2011 AFL National Coaching Conference

Etihad Stadium in Melbourne will host the 2011 AFL National Coaching Conference from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th January.[more]

Lloyd's Clean Hands Skill Test

Matthew Lloyd's new clean hands skill test to be used at the 2010 NAB AFL Draft Combine.[more]

Wins Along the Way A Bonus

Scott Sutton has been awarded as the Western Region of Victoria AFCA 2010 Coach of the Year for his work with WynBay Power (RecLink).[more]

Learning Courses Now Online

Do your accreditation and training courses online at the new AFL Community Club Learning Centre. The courses are for club administrators, volunteers, coaches, umpires and players.[more]

Coaching and Developing Young Players

Damian Carroll (TAC Cup Coach - Gippsland Power) explains that coaching at youth level is rewarding but challenging. See his insights on coaching youth... [more]

Style of Play DVD - Rob Wiley

WA High Performance Coach Rob Wiley presents a video analysis of style of play in modern football including the fundamental principles, strategies and tactics.[more]

Rucking - Searching for the Perfect Structure

Every team is searching for a ruck combination that works best for them. Regardless of their approach, they know rucking remains a crucial part of the game.[more]

The Role of the Midfield Sweeper

Collingwood midfielder, Shane O'Bree, analyses the role of the midfield sweeper and considers the main reponsibities, expectations and hints required to excel in the position.[more]

The Impact of Good Kicking

This excerpt from the AFL’s Ultimate Kicking Guide which is currently being developed by a working party made up of AFL kicking specialists suggests that teaching players to kick should start with the correct impact position and...[more]

Coaching Edge - June 2010 Edition

The June 2010 edition of the Coaching Edge magazine is now available to download. Includes developing game-smart players, what makes an elite junior, how to play a midfield sweeper role and much more. [more]

Mid Season Training is not just about Fitness

John Quinn explains that once your side reaches the middle of the season, training must be structured to ensure fatigue does not affect player performance.[more]

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