The Next Coach Program is a partnership between the AFLCA and the AFLPA. During the last 11 years over 150 participants have undertaken this highly respected coach education. In 2020 there were 26 current players, as well as 54 graduates from the Program employed on AFL coaching panels, including Senior Coaches Adam Simpson, Simon Goodwin Rhyce Shaw and Ben Butten who is about to begin his own journey in the main role.
Originally the program had been offered only to current AFL coaches and players. During the last three years, 23 players and 14 coaches from the AFL system engaged in learning alongside highly credentialed coaches from state and community leagues, three coaches from NRL clubs, an experienced Netball coach and a gaelic football coach from Ireland.
Next Coach mentor David Wheadon challenges individuals, creating stimulating conversations, allowing them to think about how they see themselves as a coach and how to best use their skills in this role. This is your chance to learn from a life time coach, with more than 30 years’ experience at the top level under 11 head coaches.
CRITICAL ELEMENTS OF THE NEXT COACH PROGRAM
ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE COURSE WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA
TO APPLY YOU NEED TO ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING
TO RECEIVE THE NEXT COACH CERTIFICATE YOU NEED TO DO THE FOLLOWING
Please email Ron Watt firstname.lastname@example.org regarding the October 2021 Course.
The Cost of the Next Coach Program is $3,000 +GST which is payable prior to beginning the program or by arrangement.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
AFL Coaches Association – Member Services Manager
0418 390 648
Next Coach Coordinator
0418 524 741