Brad Scott will open the conference

Excitement Builds for Coaching Conference

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

On Friday 28th January more than 500 coaches from across Australia will converge on Etihad Stadium in Melbourne for the 2011 AFL National Coaching Conference.

Conference Programs

View the program for the 2011 AFL National Coaching Conference 

View the program for the 2011 AFL Umpire Coach Professional Development Program Conference

Program Highlights

The conference programs offer something for everyone. 

  • Brad Scott, North Melbourne FC Senior Coach, will open the conference on Friday night. 
  • Ric Charlesworth, Head Coach of The Australian Men's Hockey Team (The Kookaburras), will then explore the concept of 'Building a Champion Team'.
  • David Buttifant will use his experience as Sports Science Director of Collingwood FC to provide strategies in 'Managing a Team for High Performance'.
  • Darren Crocker, North Melbourne FC Assistant Coach, will take a youth squad through their paces while outlining the key to 'Conducting Effective Drills'.
  • Peter Schwab, recently appointed as the AFL Director of Coaching, will analyse the role of the coach in shaping culture of a club.
  • Dean Bailey, Melbourne FC Senior Coach will outline his coaching philosophy and provide an insight on his pathway to becoming an AFL Senior Coach.
  • The Building Better Clubs session will explore the key issues for coaches and the role of the coach as a key influencer over the football environment.
  • Andrew McKay, AFL Game Analysis Manager, will use his experience to explore the evolution of the game over the last 25 years.  An experienced panel including David Parkin (AFL Coaching Ambassador), Scott Clayton (Gold Coast FC) and Brian Cook (Geelong FC) will then consider some of the questions posed about the future of the game.

Included in the masses attending the conference will be up to 100 umpire coaches from across Australia who attend conference as part of their development in the Umpire Coach Professional Development Program.  The schedule for these umpire coaches will include attending all keynote presentations, selected concurrent sessions as well as participating within their own specific umpire coach professional development sessions.

Find out further information about the conference


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