Coaching Courses

Coaching Courses

AFL Auskick Level 1 coaching course for coaching children aged 5-12

All states and territories have a mandatory accreditation policy.

Coaches wishing to become an AFL Auskick coaching coordinator or coach of a junior club team must complete an approved AFL coaching accreditation course.

The Level 1 AFL Auskick coaching course is conducted over 14 hours and is designed for parents/helpers who want to assume a coaching role, organise activities, teach the skills of the game, conduct modified games or assist in other ways.

It has a specific orientation towards issues surrounding the participation and practices appropriate to the development and enjoyment of players in this age range.

Topics include
  • The role of the coach
  • Planning and organisation of the training session
  • Teaching the basic skills of Australian Football
  • Skill games and modified games forming a basic team plan
  • Growth and development
  • Safety issues/risk management issues
  • Candidates will be assessed practically either in course time or ‘on the job’, or both
  • Excellent AFL coaching manuals and further presenters’ notes are provided as part of the course
  • Coaches are required to agree to the AFL coaches’ code of conduct as part of gaining their accreditation
  • As accredited coaches, successful candidates receive an AFL Level 1 (AFL Auskick) coaching certificate and are entered onto the national database

If you are interested in obtaining more information on the above courses please contact your state AFL Auskick manager.