Ensure your female players are best prepared for training and match-day with the 'Prep-To-Play' resources.
The Prep-to-Play resources have been formulated by experts in coaching and sports medicine, to further support coaches of females at all levels and which aim to improve football skills, athletic performance and reduce injuries. Use the videos and handouts to help plan your sessions and as an education tool for players.

The Prep-to-Play program is being evaluated in community women's football across the 2021 and 2022 seasons. For details of the study and future results go to:

The AFL wishes to acknowledge and pay tribute to Danny Frawley for his contribution to the football community and for providing his expertise to the Prep To Play program. Coach Education and Female Football were two passionate areas of Danny’s and his work in the Prep To Play program and football at all levels will impact footballers for years to come. Danny’s passion and energy will leave a lasting legacy to all involved in our great game.

Duty of Care

Coaches have a duty of care to educate players about the effect their body can have on an opponent, and how to protect themselves and their opponent. Coaches also have a duty of care to follow the AFL Community Concussion Guidelines if any player has suffered a concussion or is suspected of having a concussion.
Download Community Concussion Guidelines Concussion Management - More info

Prep To Play - Skills

It is vital that coaches educate players on the safe technique and execution of the following contested skills and that these are frequently practised at training:
- Ground Balls
- Aerial Contests
- Coaching the Ball Carrier being tackled
- Coaching the tackler
To view the 'Prep-to-Play' videos on these skills, click the button below

Prep To Play - Warm Ups

The Prep-to-Play warm up program provides options for various levels of training experience.
View the video, and download the poster clicking the button below. Complete the warm-up prior to every training session and game.

Prep To Play - Strength

The Prep-to-Play strength program provides options for various levels of training experience.
View the video, and download the poster clicking the button below. Complete the strength exercises before, during or after your team's training.

Female Community Football Guidelines

The female football landscape across the country is developing rapidly and at varying stages of evolution. As such, the AFL National Female Community Football Guidelines (Guidelines) have been developed to provide clarity and guidance to community leagues (Leagues) and community clubs (Clubs) in establishing best-practice frameworks for female football.
Download the Guidelines by clicking the button below.
Download Female Community Football Guidelines

2018 Coaching Female Football Forum

The 2018 Coaching Female Football Forum provided coaches of young girls and women the opportunity to learn from leading coaches in the field and interact with their coaching peers.
To view the presentations from the forum, click on the button below.
View Forum Presentations

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