The Next Coach Program is a partnership between the AFLCA and the AFLPA. The program has established a wonderful reputation over 11 years, involving nearly 150 participants in this time. 54 graduates from the NCP are employed by AFL clubs, including West Coast’s Adam Simpson, Melbourne’s Simon Goodwin and North Melbourne’s Rhyce Shaw along with 26 current players.
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 presenter 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. 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
1. Submit a written application in reference to the criteria mentioned above to firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Provide contact details of a Referee from your club who will confirm your suitability
To receive a Next Coach Certificate and a written testimonial from David Wheadon, course participants must meet the following standards:
1. Participate in at least 80% of group sessions (Sessions missed must be made up with David)
2. Submit each of the written assignments
* Sessions are available Face-To-Face as well as via a Meeting Link
The cost of the Next Coach Program is $3,000 +GST which is payable prior to beginning the program.
COURSE INFORMATION & REGISTRATION
FEBRUARY 2020 - CURRENTLY RUNNING
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT
AFL Coaches Association – Member Services Manager
0418 390 648
Next Coach Coordinator
0418 524 741