The quality of coaching is one of the primary reasons why players either continue to participate in Australian Football or give up the game. The Claremont District together with the WAFC recognise that at all levels of the AFL game, the coach has significantly more influence upon players than any other official or person connected with football, hence the requirement for all coaches to be accredited at an appropriate level.
Coaches must be able to communicate effectively with primary and youth aged children or adults depending on their player group, therefore training in coaching and communication techniques are as equally important as the skills, training sessions and game plans.
The primary years are the golden years of the development of fundamental motor skills and of skill learning specific to sport. Not only is this the most rapid learning phase of their lives in this regard, which if done well can lead to ongoing enjoyment and participation, but a failure to develop such skills during pre-adolescence is a major factor influencing teenage dropout in sport. Coaches also greatly influence the forming and development of personalities of young players in their care.
The WAFC and the Claremont District require all coaches to have completed their Level 1 coaching accreditation, or be in the process of completing the accreditation, before they are eligible to coach at a junior club. Coaches should complete the accreditation that is relevant to the age group they are coaching.
If you are planning on coaching junior football this season, but haven't completed your Level 1 accreditation yet, please ensure you enroll in the Level 1 coaching course this season. (Please note you do not have to attend the Claremont course if the time is not convenient - please contact Sam Cousens on 9384 9200 for details of the Level 1 courses held by other Districts.)
There are 4 courses on offer.
- Auskick (PP – Yr 3)
- Junior (Yr 4 -7)
- Youth (Yr 8 -12)
An Auskick accreditation is not acceptable to coach Junior Football nor is a Junior Accreditation acceptable for coaching Youth Football.
Level 1 Coaching Accreditation (Junior & Youth)
Dates: Sunday 10th March
Venue: Claremont Oval Davies Road, Claremont
Time: 8.30am - 3.30pm
Level 1 Coaching Accreditation (Senior)
Date: Sunday, 24 March 2013
Venue: Brownes Stadium, Lathlain (Perth Football Club)
To register for the Level 1 Senior Accreditation please contact Sam Cousens on 9384 9200 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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