Level 1 Coaching Accreditation
There are three separate levels of accreditation for Level 1. Junior, Youth and Senior. Each is detailed below. To gain accreditation you must attend the relevant coaching course as well as complete an assessment component.
All course are competency based course whereby the coach must prove he/ she is capable of conducting and communicating the basics of the game to players of different ages.
Junior – for coaches in Auskick/Junior Programs (up to Under 12)
The philosophy of the AFL Auskick Program is to provide the opportunity for building foundation skills in primary age children for playing Australian Football which is appropriate to their needs emphasising fun and safety.
The course is designed for beginner coaches of children of primary school age. The target market includes parents, teachers, players, umpires, secondary and tertiary students.
Coaches must be 16 years of age on completion of all Level 1 requirements to be eligible for accreditation.
The course is completed in two parts. All coaches must complete the online junior coaching course and attend one of the junior coaching courses. Accreditation is not finalised until both components have been completed.
Youth (13-17 year olds)
The philosophy of youth football is to provide an environment, which offers the opportunity for individuals to enhance their personal development and maximise their football potential.
This will be an inclusive and supportive environment, which encourages youth players to continue their participation in the game.
This course is designed for beginner coaches of players between the age of 13 and 17 years of age generally competing in under-age competitions.
The target market includes parents, teachers, players or umpires and tertiary and senior secondary students.
This course, which runs for one full day usually from 9am-5pm, is designed to provide training for the large number of youth coaches involved in Australian Football, especially at community club level
The level one senior coaching philosophy is creating an environment, which ensures all players can participate to their best level and enjoy their participation in a community football competition.
This course, which runs for one day from 9am - 5pm is designed for beginner coaches of players over the age 17 years of age generally competing in open-age competitions.
This course is designed to provide training for the large number of open-age coaches involved in Australian Football, especially at community club level.