2015 Elite STP ‘Partner Club BnF’

Welcome to the 2015 Elite Summer Training Program page.


All the information you need about this years Elite Summer Training Program is below.

Thanks to the on-going partnership between your local club and DFS, you are eligible for a $50 saving off the cost of the 2015 Elite STP.  This has been offered to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Club Best and Fairest players for season 2015.


AFL Hall of Famer and 4 x premiership coach Kevin Sheedy will launch the 2015 Elite Summer Training Program at the player/parent Induction Evening, on Monday 19th October. From October 26, players will commence their weekly training, at their preferred location on their preferred week-night.  Once training commences, players will be able to choose their preferred  location/time-slot for AFL draft testing, to be held at various locations/timeslots on a variety of Sunday’s.  The AFL tour/train will also be held on a Sunday. The final session of the Elite STP is the Match-Day finale, to be held Sunday  6th December.
NOTE: For any sessions missed, players are able to attend any other location to complete a ‘make-up’ session.

Elite STP Training curriculum levels & tiers
The STP training curriculum design includes age-appropriate levels & tiers.  All content for each level is underpinned by ‘elite training habits and behaviours’. CLICK HERE to view the new levels.

Video Kicking Analysis

Video Kicking Analysis
This is a dual angle video camera analysis of your kicking action, completed by the DFS Director of Coaching, Adrian ‘Tala’ Talarico. Tala has completed over 400 DFS kicking analysis videos!  The video link will be emailed directly to you, allowing you to access it anytime.  You will also receive exclusive access to the DFS AFL player ‘model kicks’, to help you understand the exact areas Tala mentions during your kicking analysis. $50 per analysis.

Xmas training program

Xmas training program
This is an individual program, designed for you by our Strength & Conditioning ‘gurus’ based from the results you achieve during the AFL draft combine testing. Our ‘gurus’ have written over 250 Xmas training programs, for DFS players. The program will focus on specific areas you want to develop, improve or maintain.
It includes a 6-week program, detailing week-to-week, day-to-day activities for you to perform during the Xmas break.(Dec ’15 – Jan ’16). CLICK HERE for a sample of the program. 
Each program is $50..

STP Strength and Conditioning optional programs
During this year’s STP, players will have the opportunity to register for a range of optional Strength and Conditioning programs. Registrations will open after the commencement of the STP.

S’n’C pre-session (STP, 4-weeks)
There will be 4 specific Strength & Conditioning sessions. Each session will be held 30 minutes prior to your STP skills training session.  Our S’n’C gurus have designed this program, which will include training the physical attributes required to play AFL. During the 2014 STP, 115 players completed this program. These sessions are $10 each.

S’n’C sessioon (STP, Melb Cup week)
This is a 90 minute Strength and Conditioning session, at each of the STP locations. Sessions will be held during Melbourne Cup week (Nov 2nd-8th), as there is NO skills training during this week.  Our S’n’C gurus have designed this program, which will include training the physical attributes required to play AFL. During the 2013 & 14 STP, 270 players completed this optional session. This session is $30.

Post STP combine athletic testing
This session gives players a chance to complete the AFL Combine testing after the completion of the STP.  This session can be used to: Compare results to testing performed at the start of the STP; Gauge improvement in athletic components; Used as a starting point before the Xmas break;  give players another opportunity to experience the AFL combine tests. This session is $30.

AFL players talking about the DFS STP


BEN LENNON (prior to getting drafted to Richmond FC)

Elite Development Programs


Elite Pre-Season Training Programs (PTP)

The PTP is designed to have each player in peak condition before Round 1.
Held between February – April each year, the PTP is $320.
The PTP includes:

  • 4 x 2hr training sessions, incorporating Game Sense and body on body training, specific strength & conditioning and open skills training.
  • 1 x AFL draft testing session.
  • 1 x Match Day Finale (Held during the 1st Term School Holidays)

Elite Academy Sessions
These sessions are held during April and July school holidays. The April session is a match against other DFS Elite program players. The July session is a choice from 2 x 3hr Skills sessions, delivered by an AFL player and our Elite DFS coaches. Each session is $30 per player.

Elite Camp
Players who complete the 2015 STP are automatically eligible for selection the 2016 Elite Camp, where you will have the honour of representing Victoria in state matches against the Western Australia Warriors. The Inaugural Elite Camp was an enormous success both on and off the field, with 100% of players reporting that their football improved as a result of the program (results via anonymous survey).