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23 12, 2015

END OF YEAR SEMINAR

By | December 23rd, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

What a great way it was to wrap up 2015 with our end of year seminar at Heidelberg Soccer Club on Saturday 12th December. Over 70 members and guests attended our 49th Coach Information Session with Ron Smith as our keynote speaker for the day. You can always guarantee a crowd when coaches know Ron [...]

11 11, 2015

HISTORY OF THE VIS SOCCER ( FOOTBALL PROGRAM) AND IT’S CONTRIBUTION TO FOOTBALL LOCALLY, NATIONALLY and INTERNATIONALLY.

By | November 11th, 2015|Articles, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

   After the disaster of the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976 when Australia failed to win one gold medal and another poor performance at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978, the concept of creating an Institute of Sport gained momentum leading to the establishment of the Australian Institute of Sport which opened in Canberra [...]

24 10, 2015

THIRD BIRTHDAY FOR AFCAT

By | October 24th, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Saturday October 24th marks the Third Anniversary of the launch of our coaches association. In that time, we have attracted 200 members to join us and come on board, conducted 47 Coach Information Evenings and have had a significant influence and impact on over 100 orphans and street kids who attend the Lengo Football Academy [...]

5 09, 2015

TWO WONDERFUL QUOTES TO SHARE

By | September 5th, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

I have recently come across two wonderful quotes which I would like to share with you. The first is from an unknown source and the second is from Patrick Murphy, an Alabama Softball Coach, which I believe sums up perfectly the challenges coaches have in all sports these days when dealing with young athletes and [...]

5 09, 2015

DO NOT CROSS THEM OFF YOUR COACHING LIST.

By | September 5th, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

As the new European season kicks off we already have some fascinating situations appearing within the various competitions. The EPL is already throwing up some strange results with an unusually number of away team wins, Chelsea and Manchester United inconsistent, Crystal Palace with their pace and composure looking a real threat and from a coaching [...]

20 07, 2015

AFCAT snares workshop with Manchester City and Brian Kidd.

By | July 20th, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

For 15 lucky AFCAT members, Wednesday July 22nd will be a great occasion. AFCAT is proud to announce a special workshop has been organised, on that day, in conjunction with Melbourne City and Manchester City's City Football Services department at the new $15 million dollar training facility at Latrobe University. We have arranged for Manchester City [...]

13 06, 2015

Mind Your Language- And I am not talking about the 70s British Sit Com TV Show!!

By | June 13th, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

On my travels around the grounds this year, watching games from the junior to the senior level throughout FFV competitions , I am alarmed at the level of foul and abusive language I am hearing from all parties involved including players, coaches, support staff and spectators. I remember watching a junior game, many years ago, [...]

2 06, 2015

How Do You Succeed at the Elite Level and what is the difference between a Good Coach and an Elite Coach

By | June 2nd, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

In recent years we have heard about coaches gaining a position to be now called either an Elite Coach or coaching at the Elite Level. Whilst watching a local game this season, during a conversation I was having with another coach watching the same game, the topic of 'elite coaches' came up and we were [...]

2 06, 2015

AFCAT Polo Tops

By | June 2nd, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

  You can now buy your very own AFCAT Polo Top We can either hand it to you at the next workshop or post it to you.  Please note that the posting will be extra and will depend on the destination we need to post it to. Size Small $40.00 AUD Medium $40.00 AUD Large [...]

18 05, 2015

A REMINDER WHY BARCELONA ARE STILL AT THE TOP

By | May 18th, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

They must be the most talked and written about team on the planet and once again, in recent times, they are about to play off in another Champions League Final, this time  against Juventus. Should be a cracker and I for one cannot wait. During the semi final games against Bayern Munich, it got me [...]