Coaches gear up for Summer programs

AFL Queensland Academy and High Performance coach , Adrian Fletcher, will be bringing all the regions up to  speed on drills ahead of the start of the AFL Queensland Summer Development Program.

Fletcher and coaches from the Lions and SUNS Academy, along with Academy players will demonstrate all the drills to be used in the programs, to ensure every participant has the same high standard of training .

These sessions are open to any coaches across the state interested in upgrading their skills or finding out more about the talent program coaching.

The session are as follows:

Monday  November 3 @ Metricon for Gold Coast coaches 5.00-6.30pm

Tuesday November 4 @ Burpengary for Sunshine Coast Moreton Bay, Dane Frew 5.30-7.00pm

Thursday November 6 @ Yeronga for Brisbane North, South and Keith Webb 5.00-6.30pm

The Summer Development Program helps prepares young players who aspire to play elite level football in 2015 and is offered to youth aged 12-13 years old (born 2003/2002), 14-15 years old (born 2001/2000) and youth girls aged 13-15 years old (born 2002, 2001, 2000).

It all kicks off on Monday the 10th of November with six sessions leading up to Christmas and four sessions in February 2015.

Programs are run across South-East Queensland at centers including the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Brisbane South and Brisbane North.

The Summer Development Program is designed to assist players to gain the most out of themselves and reach their maximum potential. This is done through quality coaching and assistance with skill development, skill acquisition and overall game sense.

AFL Queensland’s Academy and High Performance Coach, Adrian Fletcher places a lot of value on the program

“The summer program is about building the engine, which we call the aerobic capacity to be able to cover the ground,” said Fletcher.

“We hone in on the three aspects of kicking, fitness and decision making.”

If you are looking to reach the elite level, it is integral to participate in the program as it provides a solid base for players looking for representative opportunities in 2015, all done with the guidance and support from the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS academies.

Summer Development Program graduates include 2015 Brisbane Lion draftee Liam Dawson, who participated several years ago in the program. Years down the track, he is reaping in the rewards.

With limited spots available, the cost of the ten week program is $125.

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