Develop Skills, Improve Confidence, Increase Enjoyment
To improve the existing skills of current players and coaches, through the development and delivery of specific training programs to the teams.
The program would comprise, 3 DFS coaches attending three training sessions to each team throughout the year. DFS training programs are based on small group training, correct technique, encouragement, positive reinforcement, and a fun atmosphere that aims to improve confidence and increase enjoyment. It is our intention that at least one AFL, VWFL player or a high level Girls/Womens Coach attend one training session per team. The training sessions would run for 1.5 hours and could cover areas such as correct kicking and hand ball technique, marking, pick up ground balls, crumbing and others. We have training drills for over 35 skills areas. Also tactical development drills such as centre square set ups, zoning, transitional play and others (over 20 areas are covered), could be covered during training. The specific training drills will be selected with consultation with the team coach. As part of the Team Coaches development, we would require the team coaches, including assistants to be on the training track with the DFS coaches so that they can observe, interact and learn from our coaches. The DFS legacy for the team coaches would be the gaining of new techniques and skills that they can continue to use long after the DFS program has been completed.