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2016 Coach Accreditation Information

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 1:32 PM

Coach reaccreditations Open

If your coach accreditation has recently expired and you wish to renew your accreditation simply click onto the link provided:

All coaches applying for reaccreditation are required to show sufficient evidence of:

  • Active coaching over the previous four years
  • A same level accreditation that expired after 30/12/2014
  • Further coach education over the previous four years.

Please note that you are only eligible for reaccreditation if your previous accreditation expired after 1/12/2014. Once completed your reaccreditation will be received by your district development officer to approve and confirmed with WAFC central. This will acquire a fee of $110.00 and your accreditation will be reinstated for a remaining four years.


Level 1 Coaching Courses – (Auskick/Junior/Youth)

Dates for the Metro North have been set for our Level 1 Auskick, Junior & Youth coaching courses (Please see below for dates and venues). All courses are competency based course whereby the coach must prove they are capable of conducting and communicating the basics of the game to players of different ages.

Level 1 Courses are 1 day in length with some online components required as a pre-requisite. The courses cost $165 and include;

  • Four Year coach accreditation
  • Course Booklet
  • Coaching Manual
  • Coaching Resource
  • Lunch
  • Certificate and AFL Coaches Card
  • Fortnightly AFL Community Newsletter
  • Four Year Australian Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Membership which includes;
    1. Annual pass to all WAFL games (except finals)
    2. AFCA Member Lanyard
    3. Free Access to all AFCA Coaching Seminars
    4. Access to exclusive AFCA events
    5. Discounted AFCA Merchandise
    6. Discounted Coaching Resources
    7. AFCA Newsletter

Sunday 10th April – Medibank Stadium (Leederville)

Sunday 17th April – HBF Arena (Joondalup)

Monday 13th & 20th June – Claremont Showgrounds

All clubs will be notified when registrations are open, please check district web site and liaise with your club for updates.


Level 1 Coaching Courses – (Senior)

For information relating to Level 1 Senior Courses please contact Graham Mills on 9300-3611 oir email 



As we all seek to further develop our own coaching capabilities we are so often seeking resources and assistance to help better ourselves as coaches. Below are lists of a number of useful links that will direct you to a number of resources ranging from: - Skills & Drills, Warm Up & recovery, Game sense coaching, key points in Skills & development, Level 2 Coaching presentations, AFL Coaching Articles, Coaching Guides, Decision making drills and many, many more. - A fantastic site that covers all areas of football ranging from coaching, players, umpires, schools, health & fitness and courses. This is a great site to keep you up to date with what’s happening in the AFL and community. Provide coaches with resources, skills drills & strategies, coaching tips covering philosophies, preparation & motivation, game day, leadership, developing elite players and much, much more. - User friendly application/program that can help you construct your own training sessions

Covers – Pre –Season, stretches fitness and Training (construct plan sessions & season), a drill library of updated drills including focus areas such as positions, decision making, and contested ball and just as important drills for fun. Video footage of the skills and drills can be provided and stored.