Coaches Handbook

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The Club ensures that all coaches complete certification with the AFL and focus on developing the players and the team to ensure enjoyment, skills development and appreciation of the game and competitive sport.


Coach Accreditation


To coach within the league, it is mandatory that all coaches are accredited level one coach. As a club we endorse this policy and prefer that all Assistant Coaches are also Level One Accredited. The club will cover all costs incurred in Level One Accreditation.

Coaches are strongly encouraged to pursue higher levels of accreditation. The club will support coaches in this activity and assist with the expenses of such an endeavor.


Coach Re-Accreditation and Professional Development of Coaches


To remain accredited, coaches are expected to be actively coaching, members of AFCA and attend Professional Development evenings. The club strongly endorses this policy and as such meets the costs involved in these expectations.

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