WEST COAST HAWKS
Thankyou to Wirrulla Football and Netball Clubs, our Grand final host
Prior to the commencement of the 2018 football season, following extensive research, analysis and consultation with stakeholders across the industry, a new approach to accreditation and support of the coaching community will be introduced.
The primary objectives of the new approach are to:
The National Coaching Strategy will commence its roll out in early March, key features of this new approach include:
As has been the case for many years, coaching accreditation will continue to be mandatory for all those wishing to fulfil a coaching role on match day. However, entry level accreditation is being changed to improve its accessibility.
The current 4-year accreditation scheme will be replaced a New Coach AFL Membership Model featuring annual membership, administered via the Coach.AFL online platform. An annual membership fee will apply (TBC).
Foundation Level Accreditation (previously Level 1) will be included as a benefit of Coach.AFL membership and will be achieved through the completion of an online Foundation Course specific to the age of the team being coached (senior, youth or junior). Although encouraged, there will be NO requirement to attend a coaching workshop in person prior to achieve this Foundation Level Accreditation and commencing coaching in 2018. This online Foundation Level Accreditation will take between 60-90 minutes to complete.
To support the ongoing education of coaches, some States are providing Coach Education workshops to supplement the foundation courses during February and March.
Coach.AFL will be based on annual membership model supporting ongoing coach education. Coaches will attain points for annual re-accreditation via a number of means including but not limited to coaching experience, on-line education on Coach.AFL and attendance at seminars, workshops and conferences.
Coaches accrediting for the first time:
Coaches with current accreditation:
The Coach.AFL online platform is designed as a central resource centre for coaches. It will serve as a national membership database, enable coaches to manage their Coach.AFL Membership (including accreditation, ongoing education and compliance)and provide access to a central Online Repository housing quality coaching resources and educational support.
Coach.AFL members will have exclusive access to high quality and consistent information that will:
Coach.AFL is scheduled for launch in early March 2018 but will continue to progressively build and be refined over the years to come.