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Elite Senior Camp vs Peel Thunder

The DFS Elite Senior Camp squad took on the Peel Thunder from WA on July 7.

DFS’s Jason Pannam sends the ball forward

Coach Jarrad Carey was extremely proud of the DFS team, which had come together and produced good footy from just six sessions.

The players in the DFS squad got a first-hand look at an elite development program with close AFL ties, and how professional the Peel squad was on arrival, in game and after the match.

Peel Thunder coach Mark Pink named the DFS captain Dylan Allen as one of the best players on the ground, and Allen was delighted with his side’s effort.

“It was good, they just outmatched us today because they’ve spent all their time together,” Allen said.

“We bonded well as a team for the amount of time we had together.” 

However, he found the quality and speed of the footy was a bit of an eye-opener.

“It was good for a bit of a challenge, really quality footy. It was a bit of a step up to what I’m used to. It’s much harder competition so you’ve got to be quicker with your decisions.”

See all the photos from the match at Parade College on the DFS Facebook page here.
To see a list of the players, a copy of the match critic can be downloaded by clicking here.

Winter Holiday Fun

580 junior stars enjoyed a fun-filled day of footy activities during Dynamic Footy Skills July School Holiday Program.

Held across Melbourne, players certainly kept themselves warm during the winter holidays satisfying their footy fix.

Some lucky kids had the ultimate story to return to school with after some were treated to AFL players visits.

This edition of School Holiday Programs included a specialist Youth Girls session.

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Check out our School Holiday Program here.


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Hundreds enjoy Masterclass Series

The Dynamic Footy Skills MasterClass Series has proved to be a tremendous success with hundreds of talented juniors attending sessions all around Melbourne.

These free sessions are a chance for talented and ambitious from all metropolitan junior leagues to get access and exposure to DFS’ elite coaches and also the chance to earn DFS Footy Scholarship worth over $1000.


Participants enjoy an ideal mixture of DFS’ proven development programs, fun footy activities and a round-robin match to learn more about their footy.

Junior MasterClass Series Registration and Details

By training with their own age-specific groups and other committed talented juniors, players can improve their kicking, handballing and tackling techniques.

The feedback from parents, players and club representatives has been overwhelmingly positive.

The MasterClass Series is not over yet, with a number of sessions still to come. For more or to register click here.

Knox Falcons get DFS-edge on road to premierships

Dynamic Footy Skills would love to pass on our congratulations to Knox Falcons Junior Football Club after their under 9 and 10 teams won league lightning premierships. 

As one of the clubs completing a DFS ‘In-Club Development Program’, DFS coaches praised the hard work and talents that the Falcon youngsters have shown while conducting the program.

For more information about DFS in-club development programs.

“It’s always great to see clubs and players we’ve worked with enjoy success. It’s really down to their hard work and their talents when they get the results,” DFS coaching director Adrian Talarico said.

U9 lightning premiership
Knox Falcons Under 9 Lightning Premiers

“In the short time we’ve spent with them, we could see how much they loved their footy. So our coaches just went along with that and helped them learn a little more about the game.”

DFS thrive on working with clubs to help reach their potential, and receiving any feedback from parents, players and clubs is crucial to creating effective programs.

“Of course we appreciate the praise from the club, but we can’t help heap the credit on their determination and their willingness to learn from us and their own coaches,” Talarico added.

“That’s the real reason for their success, but we don’t mind sharing the happiness of their win. It’s awesome.”

DFS is working with all Knox Falcon teams throughout out a six week stint with the EFL outfit.

Knox Falcons development manager Darren Bent praised the professionalism of DFS, after working with their under 8, 9 and 10 sides.

“Our coaches and parents were thrilled with the night and learnt so much. The DFS coaches were just so professional and fun, with the skills and drills DFS run,” Bent said.

He praised how the DFS coaches were able to simplify exercises for the youngsters in such a “fun” way.

“I look forward to getting DFS out for sessions with all our teams.”

For more information about DFS in-club development programs.

Junior Skills MasterClass Series kicks off in style

Junior Skills MasterClass Series kicks off in style

Dynamic Footy Skills successfully launched its 2015 Junior Skills MasterClass Series on Saturday the 2nd May at Loyola College, in Bundoora.

More than 70 budding  superstars from the Northern Football League and Yarra Junior Football League had the chance to develop their skills throughout the three-hour session.

More details about DFS Junior Skills MasterClass Series

As the premier skills development provider in Australia, DFS runs the MasterClass Series as a way to give back to the local community, as well as strengthen its ties with junior clubs.

The participants, from the Under 10, Under 11 and Under 12 age groups, certainly grasped the opportunity with enthusiasm, determination and skill.

Some of the happy participants

“The boys that we sent down absolutely loved it, thanks for a great morning” said Whittlesea President Mick Heyfron.

Young players who were committed to improving and fine-tuning their footy skills gained invaluable experience from coaches who have been through the AFL, VFL, TAC Cup and interleague systems.

There were also some familiar faces on hand for the kids to look up to with two Under 16 TAC Cup Rep players lending their knowledge and helping out as umpires too.

The program focused on sculpting the players’ kicking, handballing and marking technique, as well as honing in on the crucial physical aspects of tackling and body positioning.

26 different clubs were represented, which also offered the kids a chance to meet like-minded peers and learn through one another.

“We’ve had positive comments about how well the program is running and how attentive the kids are,” DFS coach Steve Musico said.

“We have got a wide variety of kids from Heidelberg all the way to Wallan, so it has been good for them to mix socially as well.”

The players trained according to age group before putting together what they had learned in a series of round-robin matches.

“Teaching the kids to apply the skills they learnt directly to a match situation is so important and something I really like about the MasterClass program,” parent Dave Hatzis said.

“Acquiring the technique is one thing but it’s knowing when and how to use it during a match that is the end goal, and the kids get that here.”

The players weren’t the only ones learning and enjoying themselves. The coaches and parents were also delighted and pleasantly surprised with how the kids went about it.

“The capacity of the kids to learn and the level of focus when they put their mind to something never ceases to amaze me,” DFS coaching director Adrian Talarico said.

“Their attitude has been first rate and I am confident that they have all gone away from today with the rewards.”

The DFS MasterClass Series will continue to be held at varying locations around Melbourne during the entire 2015 football season, with Kew, Essendon, Mt Martha, Burwood, Casey Fields and Sunbury all on the hit list.

More details about our DFS Junior Skills MasterClass Series

No Elite Camp success without generous supporters

The Elite Camp would not have been the raging success that it was without the crucial support of the wonderful Player Sponsors that came on board. On behalf of all players, coaches and staff, a massive thank you to MEB Foods, Chill Apartment, PE Security Group, Force Corp, Max Kirwan Mazda and VISY.

Full Elite Camp wrap here.

Photo Gallery here.

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Dynamic Footy Skills would also like to acknowledge the wonderful contribution of Sports Support, Nutrition Melbourne, Stride, The Mind Room, Studio Blinds and Snappy Snacks throughout the Elite Camp.


DFS Junior Skills MasterClass Series on the horizon

If you or anyone that you know has the ability and ambition to take their footy to the next level, the Dynamic Footy Skills Junior Skills MasterClass Series is the answer.

Held on Saturday mornings at various locations across Melbourne, you can benefit from access to coaches who have experience at AFL, VFL, TAC Cup and interleague levels.

By training with other like-minded talented participants, the three-hour sessions will provide a constant challenge and journey to improvement.

Getting the basics right and working in more advanced scenarios, participants are given the knowledge and opportunity to improve all areas of their footy.

Whether it’s hitting targets by foot and hand, winning contested possessions or tackling technique, there will be a Skills Masterclass for each aspect of the game.

Participants can take all that knowledge into a competitive environment with round-robin games to finish off the day.

To be eligible for the DFS masterclass program, players need to be nominated by either their club coach or their club President.

If you would like more information, please visit program page or contact DFS General Manager Jarrad Carey; jarrad@dynamicfootyskills.com.au or 0406 208 485.

Easter Holiday Fun

Over 100 junior players from the NFL, YJFL and Mount Eliza junior Football Club enjoyed DFS school holiday programs held during the last holiday period.

Held over four days and at three different locations, aplayers were placed in age groups and spent enitre day(s) working on their footy skills.

Despite the early arrival of the drizzly footy weather at Bulleen & Bundoora, all participants enjoyed the early season chance to get out on the footy field.

The younger tackers, from under 9-10 groups participated in learn through fun footy activities and other skills drills.

While the older ages under 11s and up to under 14s tested themselves with some AFL-styled Draft Combine Fitness Testing and other skills development drills.

All players worked with our elite junior coaches – the older age groups were mentored by TAC Cup and Rep level experienced coaches.

They also received some invaluable advice from the likes of Richmond’s new draftee Ben Lennon, who visited the Bulleen program and Carlton’s David Ellard, who visited the the Bundoora program.

If you’re looking forward to the next holiday programs or you missed out last time, bookings have already openend.
Follow the link to the booking page —–> http://bit.ly/S5eaRe