Professional Development Opps for VAFA Coaches

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The VAFA currently has a network of 450+ accredited coaches across its competition each with various levels of experience, skill sets and backgrounds. The coach plays a pivotal role in the success and development of individual players, teams and clubs; during a challenging 2020 and 2021 they have been integral to supporting players, committee members and various other stakeholders within their aligned clubs.

The role of the coach is multi-layered and every VAFA coach should be applauded for their contribution to their team, club and the VAFA over the last 24 months. As we head into the off-season the opportunity for coaches to improve their coaching practice is now available through some excellent professional development opportunities including the Level 2 Coaching Accreditation Course, Level 3 Coaching Accreditation Course, with the ability to access a Victorian Women’s Coaching Scholarship for the Level 2 course, which will cover the entire accreditation fee for successful applicants.

These development opportunities will enhance our coaches’ understanding and skills, develop stronger playing groups on and off the field and help to create stronger clubs through considered and collaborative coaching practices.

The details for these fantastic opportunities are listed below

  1. Level 2 AFL Coaching Accreditation , apply through the attached Expression of Interest form with applications closing on the 8th October –
  2. Level 2 AFL Coaching accreditation scholarship for Female Coaches, apply for this scholarship through this form prior to the 8th October-
  3. Level 3 AFL Coaching Accreditation – apply through the attached Expression of Interest form with applications closing on the 15th October –

The VAFA places a high priority in ensuring its coaches have access to professional development opportunities and would encourage anyone with interest in the above opportunities to apply through the forms above prior to the closing date. To ensure that the VAFA continues to provide opportunities for its coaches to enhance their skill set we will be introducing additional professional development opportunities in 2022 so please watch this space.

If you would like any more information about professional development opportunities for VAFA coaches please get in touch with VAFA Club Development Manager – Sean Walker ([email protected]) or AFL Victoria Coaching Development and Education Lead – Rick Coburn.

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