Junior Coaching - Video Resources

Learn more about the Junior Coaching Curriculum through a set of video resources.

An Overview of the Curriculum

Coaches are the key influencers in creating a positive junior footy experience.
That’s why the AFL has developed a Junior Coaching Curriculum with leading experts.
This introductory video takes you through the research that shaped the curriculum and the resources available for coaches.

What a Session Looks Like

The junior training session structure is designed to sequentially build kids football skills and confidence over ten training sessions using a game-based approach whilst incorporating fundamental skill development throughout the program. Each training session runs for 70 minutes and is designed around the four quarters of a game with a pre-game activity section for unstructured play.

An In-Depth Look into the Curriculum

The Junior Coaching Curriculum has been designed around the principles of play which describe the three phases of the game and follows the premise of ‘using the game to teach the game’.

Game-Sense & Constraints-Based Coaching

A key focus of each training session is to teach the fundamental skills of football using game sense and constraints-based learning approaches.
Skills that are learned within a gamebased context better transfer to the game, and players develop a greater understanding of how to play the game.
It also increases energy, motivation and engagement so that kids have more fun and want to come back for more!


Vary any one or more of the game elements to maximise participation and better meet player needs and game objectives.

Coaching Junior Footy - Making the Most of the Junior Coaching Curriculum

Panel: David Rath (Head of Football Program, St Kilda FC), Damian Carroll (Head of Development, Collingwood FC), Tim Buszard (Skill Acquisition Specialist)
Host: Julia Lawrence (National Coaching Development & Education Manager)

Using the RM Coach Platform

Topic: RM Coach and the Junior Coaching Curriculum - How to Make Best Use of the Resources
Who: Samuel McKenzie (AFL Coaching Content & Learning Lead) & Robbie Campbell (Rookie Me - Chief Sports Officer)
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