More than two hundred participants have undertaken the ‘’Next Coach Program” since 2009. Originally the program was designed to assist AFL players along a pathway to coaching and they received individual tuition with David Wheadon.
During the last five years current 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.
Last year there were fifteen current players who had completed the program, while there are thirty-seven past graduates from the program on AFL coaching panels including Head 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 and personal quest for continual learning. This is an opportunity to learn from a life time coach with more than 30 years’ experience at the top level under 11 AFL head coaches.
Participants are assisted to formulate their own views on coaching, this creates stimulating conversations, allowing them to see themselves as a coach and how they best use their skills.
David is a true innovator in the game of AFL and considered by many 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
- Desire to review and discuss coaching concepts
- 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 FOR SEPT/OCT 2023
Delivery will be face to face in Melbourne (Zoom will be available if needed).
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 available)
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
AFL Coaches Association – Member Services Manager
0418 390 648
Next Coach Coordinator
0418 524 741