Player and Coaching Resources
Here are some resources to help you enjoy playing and coaching AFL.
You can also download the Official Level One Coaching Manual in PDF format. Size: 1.5mb Level One Coaching
The Auskick website has some great coaching resources. Visit http://www.aflauskick.com.au to access these resources
injurytreatment.com.au is an online interactive sports injury website which provides information on the common injuries that so many players suffer from time to time. It includes early injury treatment techniques, exercises and stretches, and an "ask the experts" section. injurytreatment.com.au also provides information on the types of injury, the anatomical causes behind each type and possible sources of aggravation to injuries. Through the "ask the experts" section, coaches can gain specific medical advice and the site also offers a service in locating practitioners in specific locations.
Visit injurytreatment.com.au to access these resources
SmartPlay is a comprehensive, health promotion approach to sports injury prevention. Although initially designed for 12-17 year olds, the application of SmartPlay has been successful at the association level, club level, for coaches, teachers and all participants. The SmartPlay Project focuses on the three health promotion strategies of: Awareness Raising, Education and Structural Change: creating healthy sporting environment.The program contains excellent resources for coaches, trainers and officials as well as players. The program provides fact sheets on relevant topics such as "Warm Up", "Drink Up", "Fuel Up" and "Gear Up." It provides a comprehensive Sports Injuries Section, including Anatomy, Injury Prevention, Injury Management, taping,etc.
SmartPlay was developed in South Australia as a joint initiative of South Australian Government and Sports Medicine Australia (SA Branch).
Visit SmartPlay to access these resources