23 Apr Introducing Young Players to ‘Our Game’
Josh Vanderloo (AFL National Development Manager) has written a great article on Introducing Young Players to Our Game and much of the contents provides perspective and answers on a number of questions that are often get raised by clubs, coaches and parents at the local junior/community level. As part of the article, there is also a great little video clip that encapsulates the thinking!
Josh and the AFL are being more prescriptive in wanting kids to progress through 3 phases as they develop their skills and ability in junior football. These being:
- NAB AFL Auskick (introductory)
- U9 / U10 (development)
- U11/U12 (competition)
The AFL have also released a ‘Junior Football Match Guide’ which I encourage all junior football clubs and coaches to have a read through.