AFL ACADEMY

INTRODUCTION

The AFL Academy Program is an exciting addition to our SEALP and Peak Performance select entry programs. It is open to all students in years 7-12 who have a passion for Australian Rules Football.

The vision of the Sports Academy is to provide specialist sports coaching, together with leadership and personal development activities to maximise the development of the whole student, whilst creating an educational pathway from years 7-12.

The Academy also aims to stimulate student contributions to their learning and the desire to stay at Horsham College as a positive College community member.

AIMS

  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of Australian Rules Football.
  • Promote and enhance self-development, leadership, self – discipline, goal setting & time management through team participation and leadership programs.
  • Expose students to high performance strength and conditioning programs and the latest in fitness techniques.
  • Provide opportunities for students to maximise their development and facilitate students to participate in football pathways.
  • Provide clear senior school pathways in the sporting field including VCE, VCAL and VET sport and recreation certificates.

Will operate as part of students Core PE/Health classes which is 8 periods per fortnight – 6 practical classes and 2 theory classes.

Essential Core PE/Health topics covered (Same as mainstream)

• Swimming, Invasion Games (Transferable skills), Gymnastics (Link to movement and injury prevention) self image, emotions and bullying, sexual health (puberty), drugs

AFL Incorporated Curriculum

• AFL minor games concepts
• Invasion Games (All AFL focus)
• AFL skill development
• Fitness (AFL strength & Conditioning concepts)
• Nutrition basics and Sport specific

  • Students will be exposed to high level coaches including ex AFL player Shayne Breuer, current GWV Rebels coaches (Both male/female)
  • Strong links with AFL Wimmera Mallee who will provide links to AFL clubs and AFL resources
  • Various excursions are proposed from year 9-12 to view and experience High performance facilities in the AFL industry and to also explore University and TAFE pathways within the Sports Industry

Trainings / SessionsGames / Excursions
  • Will occur in timetabled classes
  • Lunchtimes in the lead up to games
  • SSV junior competitions
  • Black ranges, Greater Western, State levels
  • Excursion to play friendly matches against other Academy schools
  • Will operate as part of students Core PE/Health classes which is 8 periods per fortnight – 6 practical classes and 2 theory classes.

    Essential Core PE/Health topics covered (Same as mainstream)

    • Swimming, striking/net wall games, Physical Health, Mental Health, Sexual Health (Relationships) drugs (performance enhancement)

    AFL Incorporated Curriculum


    • AFL skill development
    • AFL Game Sense concepts
    • Fitness (AFL strength & Conditioning concepts and testing)

    • Students will be exposed to high level coaches including ex AFL player Shayne Breuer, current GWV Rebels coaches (Both male/female)
    • Strong links with AFL Wimmera Mallee who will provide links to AFL clubs and AFL resources
    • Various excursions are proposed from year 9-12 to view and experience High performance facilities in the AFL industry and to also explore University and TAFE pathways within the Sports Industry

    Trainings / SessionsGames / Excursions
  • Will occur in timetabled classes
  • Lunchtimes in the lead up to games
  • SSV junior competitions
  • Black ranges, Greater Western, State levels
  • Excursion to play friendly matches against other Academy schools
  • Will operate as an elective full year stand alone subject of 10 periods per fortnight – 6 practical classes and 4 theory classes.

    Theoretical Concepts

    • Goal Stetting (SMART goals)
    • Fitness Components/Testing & Training Methods
    • Leadership basics/Values/Grit/Service
    • Sports Nutrition
    • Issues in AFL (Racism, Multi-culturalism, Equality, Drugs, Gambling, Relationships etc)


    Practical Concepts

    • Skill development continued
    • Game Sense / Small sided games & drills
    • Strength & Conditioning / Fitness
    • Game development / Strategy and Tactics
    • Recovery / Rehab

    • Students will be exposed to high level coaches including ex AFL player Shayne Breuer, current GWV Rebels coaches (Both male/female)
    • Strong links with AFL Wimmera Mallee who will provide links to AFL clubs and AFL resources
    • Various excursions are proposed from year 9-12 to view and experience High performance facilities in the AFL industry and to also explore University and TAFE pathways within the Sports Industry

    Trainings / SessionsGames / Excursions
  • Will occur in timetabled classes
  • Lunchtimes in the lead up to games
  • Potentially before or after school
  • RAD Centre Testing T1 and T3
  • SSV intermediate competitions
  • Black ranges, Greater Western, State levels
  • Camp (Melbourne) to see AFL facilities, elite training facilities & testing day at the RAD centre Ballarat
  • Will operate as an elective full year stand alone subject of 10 periods per fortnight – 6 practical classes and 4 theory classes.

    Theoretical Concepts

    • Leadership/Community involvement
    • Training Principles and Methods/Program Design
    • Sports Psychology
    • Sports Coaching
    • Skill / Game Analysis
    • Injury Prevention

     Practical Concepts

    • Skill development continued
    • Game Sense / Small sided games / drills
    • Strength & Conditioning / Fitness
    • Strategy and Tactics
    • Recovery / Rehab
    • Coaching
    • Psychology

    • Students will be exposed to high level coaches including ex AFL player Shayne Breuer, current GWV Rebels coaches (Both male/female)
    • Strong links with AFL Wimmera Mallee who will provide links to AFL clubs and AFL resources
    • Various excursions are proposed from year 9-12 to view and experience High performance facilities in the AFL industry and to also explore University and TAFE pathways within the Sports Industry

    Trainings / SessionsGames / Excursions
  • Will occur in timetabled classes
  • Lunchtimes in the lead up to games
  • Potentially before or after school
  • RAD Centre Testing T1 and T3
  • SSV intermediate competitions
  • Black ranges, Greater Western, State levels
  • Camp (Melbourne) to see AFL facilities, elite training facilities & testing day at the RAD centre Ballarat
  • As students’ progress into their Senior studies, our AFL Academy program offers students the opportunity to complete a Certificate III in Sport and Recreation. This VET/VCE subject is open to all students studying VCE or VCEVM and can be a scored assessment in Units 3 & 4.

    The Sport & Recreation subject is about students combining their VCE or VCEVM with a Cert III in Sport & Recreation program (Australian rules football specific).

    Units 1-4 are delivered across TWO YEARS

    Units One and Two

    Students will study topics including conditioning for sport, conducting sport and recreation events and providing equipment for activities. They will develop an understanding of the use of social media tools and will learn how to respond to emergency situations and how to conduct sport coaching sessions. Students gain a first aid certificate and undertake work placement in the sport and recreation industry.

    Units Three and Four

    Students will develop a greater understanding of a number of areas relevant to the Sport and Recreation Industry including workplace health and safety and educating user groups. Students will continue to participate in football development and conditioning activities. They will learn how to effectively plan and conduct sport and recreation programs and will further develop their ability to conduct sport coaching sessions.

    • Students will be exposed to high level coaches including ex AFL player Shayne Breuer, current GWV Rebels coaches (Both male/female)
    • Strong links with AFL Wimmera Mallee who will provide links to AFL clubs and AFL resources
    • Various excursions are proposed from year 9-12 to view and experience High performance facilities in the AFL industry and to also explore University and TAFE pathways within the Sports Industry
    Trainings / SessionsGames / Excursions
  • Lunchtimes and before or after school trainings
  • SSV intermediate competitions
  • Black ranges, Greater Western, State levels
  • *You do NOT need to be part of the Academy to be selected in School Football Teams

    REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS

    Admission to the program is not automatic – Select Entry of students will follow an application process Expectations include:

    • A passion for Australian Rules Football
    • Involvement in the game – Playing/Umpiring
    • Shows initiative and positive attitude
    • Commitment to and living by college values
    • Excellent behaviour record and respect of College rules
    • Commitment and application to studies across all subjects
    • Willingness to develop leadership skills and community involvement

    UNIFORM

    APPLICATIONS

    • Applications are closed for 2024 and will be open with 2025 school enrolments
    • References are an essential part of the process – you will need to provide 2 club/sport referees and a current teacher referee

    CONTACT

    AFL Academy Coordinator – Gareth Hose

    Phone  53817107