AFCAT is pleased to announce the program for our Coaching Seminar on Sunday 19th November at the Bulleen Soccer Club. Registrations can be completed on line at www.afcat.com.au for both AFCAT members ( $10.00) or non members ( $25.00).

08.30am   Doors Open

09.00am   Welcome/ Introductions/AFCAT news/ National Coaches Association

09.15am   THEORY 1 SESSION- RON SMITH- GOAL SCORING PATTERNS

10.30am   THEORY 2 SESSION- 5 LOCAL FFV COACHES SUCCESS STORIES

GEORGE KATSAKIS- Heidelberg, GUS MacLEOD- Langwarrin, PAUL HARRIS- Eltham Redbacks

DANNY VERDUN- Knox City, SOCRATES NICOLAIDES- South Melbourne Women's

12.00pm   THEORY 3 SESSION- EMANUEL SAAKAI- LENGO at the CONFEDERATION CUP in RUSSIA

12.30pm   THEORY 4 SESSION- HARRY BINGHAM- OVERSEAS ACADEMY STUDY

13.00pm   LUNCH

13.30pm   THEORY 5 SESSION-LUCIANO TRANI- SCOUTING REPORT

14.00pm   PRACTICAL 1 SESSION- RON SMITH- TRAINING SESSIONS IF YOU ONLY HAVE HALF a PITCH or                         AN EVEN SMALLER AREA

14.45pm   PRACTICAL 2 SESSION- LUCIANO TRANI- DEFENSIVE ORGANISATION AGAINST A HIGH PRESS

15.30pm   SUMMARY/ Q and A/ CLOSE

 

The day should have something for all levels of coaching. Ron Smith returns to continue his comprehensive study findings on how goals are scored and the patterns leading to what the game is all about!!!

5 of our local coaches will  present in 15 minute segments, a snap shot of each of their highly successful 2017 season so we can compare what were the key factors across different levels of FFV competitions.

AFCAT member Emanuel Saakai will again inspire us with his work with Lengo, the academy he has created in Tanzania for street kids and orphans and his incredible invitation to not only attend the prestigious FIFA Confederation Cup in Russia in July 2017 but to address delegates with his words of inspiration.

Prior to lunch, our very own Harry Bingham, will bring to our attention a study showing the make up of European Academies and the challenges they face even with huge budgets.

After lunch, another AFCAT member and elite coach, Luciano Trani, will share a recent  visit overseas with us, then finish the day with a practical session on the High Press and how to defend against it. Prior to this though it would not be an AFCAT seminar without watching Ron Smith doing his magic on the ground- even after a recent hip replacement!!!!!! Ron will conduct a practical session very much geared to coaches who have limited space at their club and show us some practical ideas to be able to still conduct a quality training session.

So there you have it. A full day with something for everyone.

We will also bring you more exciting news on the plans leading to the formation of a national coaches association which is being lead by AFCAT in conjunction with FFA.

Registration details will be live on the AFCAT website at www.afcat.com.au from November 1st.