MyDFS MemberPage – Elite Summer Training Program

Welcome to the Elite STP ‘MyDFS’ member page.

This page is the primary source of information for the Elite STP players and families. We will regularly update this page with all Elite STP information including, draft combine testing results, training information, coaches feedback, educational videos and much more.
You will find all the ‘booking’ and ‘confirmation of attendance’ forms on this page.
Booking forms, along with all other information, will be updated as the program continues.

Please regularly check into MyDFS during the Elite Summer Training program.

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Highlights of the 2019 Induction afternoon

MATCH-DAY FINALE DETAILS

The Elite STP Match Day details will be posted here, once confirmed.

The Match Day Finale date is : Sunday December 13th.

PROGRAM, TRAINING & SESSION DETAILS

Player & Parent Handbook Click Here

Players are expected to organise themselves to ensure they are in attendance at all training sessions and Elite STP events. Where possible, players are expected to be on the training track 15 minutes prior to the start of their session. It is the player’s responsibility to make sure the Coach is informed of any injury that will stop him/her from participating in normal training. No player is to leave the training track without first seeing the Coach or his/her nominated member of the Coaching Staff.

Miss a training session ? Make-up sessions can be completed at any location.
Click here to confirm which session you missed & which session you’d like to attend as a makeup.

Click here to access details for : training venues,  training dates, testing dates/venue.

TRAINING TIMES:
(Duration of each session is 90 minutes)

Monday
Bulleen:  6:15pm (2007 – 2003)
Sandringham: 4:30pm (2008 – 2010+).   6:15pm (2007 – 2003)

Tuesday
Box Hill: 4:30pm (2008 – 2010+).   6:15pm (2007 – 2003)
Baxter: 4:30pm (2008 – 2010+).   6:15pm (2007 – 2003)

Wednesday
South Morang: 4:30pm (2008 – 2010+).   6:15pm (2007 – 2003)
Werribee: 4:30pm (2008 – 2010+).   6:15pm (2007 – 2003)

Thursday
Ascot Vale: 4:30pm (2008 – 2010+).   6:15pm (2007 – 2003)
Berwick: 4:30pm (2008 – 2010+).   6:15pm (2007 – 2003)

DFS 300 TOUCHES


The work you do away from the training track is just as important as the training itself. At every level of the game, the truly great players are always the ones who work harder than anyone else. They train away from training, they train in their backyard, in the local park, at school, and even during the ads of their favourite TV show. Great players always have a footy in their hands.
This is where the DFS ‘300 touches’ comes into play.
We encourage you to do your 300 touches EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. Before the start of every training session, all players will be expected to complete the DFS 300 touches. DFS 300 touches is for players to maximise touches of the football prior to training, which will develop ball-handling skills. Doing this simple exercise before training helps shape the hands and mentally ‘switch on’, ready for training.
Below is an introduction video to some individual and partner 300 touches activities.

 

AFL DRAFT COMBINE FITNESS TESTING

All Elite STP players are entitled to undertake one AFL Draft Combine Fitness Testing. It is up to each player to select the session that suits them best.  Numbers will be capped for each session so we encourage you to register early.  Players are only permitted to attend one testing session. Each session duration is 90 minutes.

What to wear/bring: Testing will be performed on indoor Basketball Courts.  
Players should wear runners, shorts and their DFS training jumper.  No boots.

Confirmation of Attendance form CLICK HERE

Testing Results will be posted here

Comparison Results Table CLICK HERE

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PERFORMANCE

Message from Adam Veli, DFS Head of Strength & Conditioning

It is essential to develop your body so that it meets the demands of our physically challenging game. If you think about it, your body needs to be strong enough to hold tackles, break tackles, bump and position yourself better than your opponent. You require the speed to break away from players, agility to maximize your evasive skills, power to leap into marking contests and aerobic endurance to compete for four quarters and run your opponent into the ground.

With the Strength and Conditioning (S&C) programs we have designed, you will work on each of these key physical attributes to ensure you optimize your performance and become a more rounded player.

As always the Elite STP offers fitness testing, identical to the AFL Draft Combine which I have been involved in for the past few years. It is important to test your fitness capacities early in the program in order to give you the opportunity and responsibility to improve throughout the Elite STP.

We have optional extras in the S&C area that will be of great benefit to individual players. The first occurs during the week of the Melbourne Cup, with a 90 minute session dedicated specifically to S&C. Players are also offered a personalised 6-week Xmas training program to complete once the Elite STP has concluded.
Each of these three optional extra programs has a small fee attached. Full details can be found in your player/parent handbook.

Adam Veli 
DFS Head of Strength and Conditioning (MappSc, BESS)
Any S & C queries, please email Adam. Adam@dynamicfootyskills.com.au

DEDICATED S&C SESSION (Melbourne Cup week)
Item price: $40  Special 2019 Elite STP price $20 (Payable in cash on the training night)
This is an optional 90 minute S&C session, available at all locations. Sessions will be held during Melbourne Cup week as there is NO skills training during this week.  Our S’n’C gurus have specifically designed this session to focus on the physical attributes required to play AFL football. During the 2013 – 2018 Elite STP, over 900 players completed this optional session.  Session will be held in the same time-slot as the regular skills training.
Confirmation of attendance CLICK HERE

XMAS TRAINING PROGRAM
Item price: $75
This is an individual program designed for you by our Strength & Conditioning ‘gurus’, based on the results you achieve during the AFL Draft Combine Fitness Testing. Our ‘gurus’ have written over 520 XMAS training programs for previous Elite STP 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. To book CLICK HERE

VIDEO KICKING ANALYSIS

If you have not booked you Video Kicking Analysis, this is your opportunity to do so, before bookings close. Over 110 players have booked, to have their kick filmed and analysed this year.
NOTE: If you have already booked and paid for your VKA – you do not need to complete this booking form.

Video kicking analysis.
Item price: $75 
This is a dual angle video camera analysis of your kicking action, completed by Directors of Coaching, Adrian Talarico & Michael Talbot. Adrian & Michael have completed more than 1,000 kicking analysis videos over the history of the Elite STP. 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 that are mentioned during your kicking analysis.
To book CLICK HERE. 

Bookings close Saturday November 30th

DFS Hoodie & Cap

You may have seen coaches, players (and even parents) wear the original DFS Hoodie and Cap. If you would like to look as ‘cool’ as them, and want to add some very attractive DFS gear to your wardrobe, you can.

Simply complete the below form to place your order.

Order form – CLICK HERE

DFS WARM-UP & COOL-DOWN

One aim of the Elite STP is to encourage players to take more responsibility and ownership of their own football development. Once players reach representative football (or any sport) cool-downs are an expected part of the training schedule. Check out the following video where our Strength and Conditioning Guru, Dave Veli, guides you through a series of post-training cool-down activities, which will help with your recovery. This video will help you understand how to perform a cool-down which can be practised in your own time. If there’s any more you want to find feel free to ask your DFS strength and conditioning coach at your next session.

SPORT NUTRITION

Our proud partners, Nutrition Melbourne, present knowledge and diet for the junior AFL footballer.  What should you eat after a training session to re-fuel your body?
What is hydration, what does it mean for you, how does it affect your performance and how can you hydrate effectively?
All these questions and more will be answered in this specific nutrition video.

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY

How do you get the most from Mental preparation?  Can it really improve performance?
In this video, Michael Inglis breaks down mental skills, for the junior footballer.

Michael is a former AFLPA Sport Psychologist and current works very closely with North Melbourne coaches and players.   We hope you enjoy finding out about this side of sport and performance.

SOCIAL MEDIA RESPONSIBILITY

Social Media can be a great way to keep in touch with family, friends or just keep up to date with what is happening in the world.  However, it can also be mis-used and abused and can lead to undesirable situations.
Ryan Mobilia, founder of Hook Media, clearly explains the dangers of Social Media, and explains what to do so you can avoid getting yourself in trouble online.

EOI for 2020 ELITE PRE-SEASON

2020 Elite Pre-Season Training Program expression of interest is open now.
CLICK HERE to complete your form.