Peter Chadwick has been hired to provide support to coaches in the area.
Peter Chadwick has been hired to provide support to coaches in the area.

Good coaching is now a priority

INCREASING their emphasis on quality coaching across the board has led to the AFL (NSW/ACT) appointing Peter Chadwick to ensure the best coaching practices are being implemented at all clubs.

With local junior clubs holding their registration days this weekend for Auskick and under-age teams, Chadwick’s appointment means that both players and parents can be confident of seeing quality coaching practices throughout 2010.

Chadwick will provide ongoing support to new and existing coaches.

His key duties include facilitating a minimum of two coaches meetings during the season, assist in co-ordination and delivery of level one and level O coaching courses and assisting with selecting coaches for representative teams among other responsibilities.

It is now mandatory for all AFL coaches at every level of the game to have a level one coaching accreditation and the first course is being held tomorrow afternoon in Macksville.

This course is to ensure all coaches are being educated and updated on the importance of a fun, inclusive and positive philosophy.

The structure of the Northern NSW course has been altered this year to include a visit to a Northern Heat Talented Player training session. All level one coaching candidates will then have an assessment of their own teaching methods at either a training session or a game.

With Northern Heat under 15 and under 16 training already under way, all coaches are invited to attend coaching sessions to observe and discuss the strategies involved in implementing quality practices.

Coffs Harbour training is being held at the Leisure Park each Monday from 4.45pm with the squad being coached by Chadwick, North Coffs playing coach Darren Funston and Regional Manager Mark Heaney.



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