Throughout 2018, AFL Queensland has made a committed effort to develop a strategic pathway for all coaches across all levels in Queensland.
The coaching pathway includes four areas, catering for all levels of the coaching system, and provide the best opportunity for ambitious coaches to progress through the ranks and to the next level.
The pathway was implemented early in 2018 and has since provided a solid foundation for coaches to access tailored curriculum for coaches and a streamlined process for both clubs and coaches to find the best candidates for vacant positions.
To view coaching vacancies for the 2019 season, click here.
Perhaps the most beneficial aspect of the revamped state coaching pathway is the simplicity of guiding coaches to the high-performance ranks – the third tier of the pathway.
The high-performance level includes NEAFL, QAFL and QWAFL competition as well as the AFL Academy and state team coaches.
Historically, the leap from the second to third tier of coaching often is perceived as a difficult transition, however the new pathway aims to ensure coaches can make that shift more easily.
AFL Queensland Coaching Manager Jack Barry was excited by the future of the coaching pathway and implored aspirational coaches to put their hat into the ring for roles in the high-performance level.
“The coaching pathway is a great way for coaches develop their craft. Regardless of your experience as a coach, the opportunity to further your coaching career is a great initiative and I hope many coaches take advantage of it,” Barry said.
Tier three of the coaching pathway also includes talent programs across the states comprises of the Brisbane Lions and Gold Coast SUNS Academies as well as the various Queensland state representative team.
Coaches interested in being involved with the various talent pathways can fill out the document here. Applicants will then be forwarded to their relevant talent stream.
Similarly, coaches wanting to transition from the first to second tier of the pathway or simply want to undertake further development as a coach, can complete the Level 2 coaching course.
Registrations are now open for the AFL Queensland Level 2 Coaching Course at Aspley’s Graham Road facility.
Unlike in previous years, the course will take place over just one day for both senior and youth ranks across Saturday November 17 and Sunday November 18 respectively.
The course has also been streamlined in 2018, incorporating more interactive online modules to offer coaches a more practical experience relevant to their coaching rank.
To register for the level 2 coaching course, click here.