The Next Coach Program began in 2009 and during this time current AFL players have engaged in learning alongside coaches from AFL Clubs, State and community football, as well as Coaches from NRL Clubs, Netball and Gaelic Football.
Approximately 20% of Coaches currently employed at AFL Clubs have completed the Next Coach Program including AFL Senior Coaches Adam Simpson, Simon Goodwin and Sam Mitchell.
Program facilitator David Wheadon has developed a curriculum which is practical and engaging, drawing on his experiences under 11 AFL Senior Coaches over 30 years.
Participants are assisted to formulate their own views which leads to stimulating conversations and allows them to create their own coaching philosophy.
David is a true innovator in the game of AFL and considered by many as one of the great coach educators in Australia
To participate in the Next Coach Program you must have:
- A willingness to challenge your own thinking
- A desire to review and discuss coaching concepts
- A genuine interest in developing your understanding of great coaching
CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF THE NEXT COACH PROGRAM
ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA
2. Submit a brief written application addressing your
experience and interest in the Next Coach Program and
provide contact details of a Referee from your club.
This detail should be directed to email@example.com
UPCOMING COURSE DATES - 2024
Delivery will be Online or face to face in Melbourne.
*1 on 1 Session with David Wheradon to be arranged at a mutually convenient time.
TO RECEIVE THE NEXT COACH CERTIFICATE YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING
The Cost of the Next Coach Program is $3,000 +GST (payment plans are available on request)
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
AFL Coaches Association – Member Services Manager
0418 390 648
Next Coach Coordinator
0418 524 741