Moving Beyond Optimal Performance to Developing the “Well-Rounded” Footballer

Athletes, coaches, sport administrators, and their media widely acknowledge the importance of mental toughness as a key ingredient of optimal performance. The AFL is supporting a University of Queensland research project aimed at...[more]

Gameday Coaching

Neale Daniher looks at four areas of Gameday Coaching including mid-week preparation, pre game, game on and post game in a thought provoking video. [more]

NAB AFL Auskick Online Coaching Course

The NAB AFL Auskick Online Coaching Course is designed for parents and others to become further involved in their children’s sporting development and become a NAB AFL Auskick coach.[more]

Ladies Tuned into Coaching Pathway

You would be hard pressed to believe there are currently only five female Level 2 accredited coaches in Australia given there was recently 18 applicants for the AFL’s 2010 Female Coach Level 2 Accreditation Scholarship.  In...[more]

Williamstown FC Match Day Seminar

The Western Region AFCA branch in Victoria recently held a match day seminar for coaches with Williamstown FC coaching staff. This was particularly valuable given Williamstown were playing Port Melbourne that day.[more]

The Community Club Coach

Investing in your coaches at all levels means you are investing in your club as a whole and the environment you are providing for participants. [more]

Developing Young Players

By Mark Williams, Port Adelaide FC SOMEONE broached the issue of young players to me over the weekend and asked, in particular, whether they always improve or whether we always expect them to improve. I think it’s really...[more]

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