Welcome to the AFLís Club Coaching Coordinator Program. A coaching coordinator at your club or school will enhance the quality of coaching and add value to the overall quality of your club within the broader community. The AFL is committed to the promotion and education of club coaching coordinators at all levels within Australian Football. The appointment of a club coaching coordinator can take your club or program to the next level of professionalism.
Coaches are key influencers in developing and maintaining a positive club culture. They also have a significant impact on the lives of individuals within the club especially the players. Presently coaches are accredited through a sound educational structure within the AFLís National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) recognised by The Australian Sports Commission (ASC). After completion of their coaching courses there is often little support for coaches beyond that. The AFL believes there is a growing need to support accredited coaches in clubs and schools and support their development in a variety of aspects of the multi-faceted role they play in the club or school environment. A club coaching coordinator could support and oversee the growth and development of individual coaches and enhance the overall effectiveness of the coach on site. This would facilitate the enjoyment of the coaches, players and officials within the organisation.
Success of a club coaching coordinator position can only be measured by the roles and responsibilities that are afforded to the coach in a particular coaching environment Ė these may be varied and all-encompassing. Each club or school that appoints a club coaching coordinator will clearly define the role that they expect of the individual that they appoint.
The development of the specific role and responsibilities of the club coaching coordinator will depend on the specific needs of individual clubs and schools; however the following roles and responsibilities are likely to be core:
Broadly, the club coaching coordinator is essentially responsible for all aspects of the development and management of the club's or schoolís coaching program and personnel and also for the promotion of the value of quality coaching within the club or school program.
The AFL highly recommends this initiative to all clubs and schools who value the continued improvement in the quality of coaching and the subsequent enhancement of the quality of the sporting experience for all participants.
The club president exercises an important role not only in the appointment stage, but also in the effective continuation of the complex role that the club coaching coordinator will play in the overall structure of the club. The role of the club president is significant in regard to the benefits that this position adds to the club. The following principles are suggested:
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Click here to view the Club Coaching Coordinators Handbook
For specific information regarding the course and what the course entails, click here
For more information about the program and upcoming courses, please contact your State Coaching Manager.