Coaching

Coaches Meeting

All team coaches, or a representative, are required to attend this compulsory coaches meeting the evening prior to the tournament.

Each team representative will be give a coaches information pack that includes the important information for the weekend, inluding your teams umpiring duties as well as other information.  Each team will also receive two runner and water t-shirts that must be used throughout the tournament for your teams water carriers and runners.

Contact Email: 
operations@usafl.com
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Subiaco FC to Hold Free Coaching Clinic at Nationals

The USAFL is pleased to announce that the Subiaco Football Club from the Western Australia Football League (WAFL) will be attending this year's National Tournament. Subiaco members are excited to have the opportunity to travel to the US to assist with the tournament as they hope to learn more about the USAFL, offer assistance to tournament participants, help promote the game in the local area and experience what footy is all about her

Revolution Development Squad to Play Canada

The USA Revolution, fresh from their success at the 2011 Australian Football League (AFL) International Cup, are busily preparing themselves to take on Canada in the 49th Parallel Cup, to be held in Dublin, OH, on August 4.

Atlanta Kookaburras DUFFA Cup

Australian Rules Football is one of the hardest hitting sports in the world. Be on hand to experience the action of the First Annual Down Under Fest Footy All-Stars Cup (aka The D.U.F.F.A. Cup). Games will begin early on Saturday, May 26 and finishing on Sunday, Monday, May 27, followed by live music, food and beer at the Down Under Fest Pub.

Contact Email: 
president@atlantafooty.com
Cost: 
$10 for a family of 5
Teams: 
Atlanta Kookaburras
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Baltimore Washington Eagles
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Charleston Saints
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Los Angeles Dragons
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Minnesota Freeze
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Nashville Kangaroos

Coaches - Managing Yourself

By Peter Schwab
AFL Director of Coaching

I believe before you can coach others you need to manage your own behaviour and show leadership.

Leadership is a lot of things but good leaders make good decisions every day. They also make a few critical decisions in major areas of their life and then manage those decisions on a day by day basis.

Captain Kirk to join the Mile High Club!

Brett KirkFormer AFL player and Sydney Swans captain, Brett Kirk will be in Denver for the "2011 USAFL - Mile High Challenge" on Saturday June 25th. Kirk will be in Denver as part of his Captain Kirk’s Odyssey world tour.

Denver is one of only three US stops on his groundbreaking tour across the world where he will be visiting many of the countries that are going to take part in the AFL’s International Cup in Sydney and Melbourne during August.

To mark the occasion the Denver Bulldogs Australian Football Club will be staging the “2011 USAFL - Mile High Challenge”.

Barnes Coaching for Freedom

The USAFL is excited to announce the appointment of Leigh Barnes, former Executive Board Member and long time USAFL player, umpire, coach and administrator as the new national women's team coach. “We are extremely pleased to have Barnesy on-board as the Freedom’s Head Coach, he brings with him many years of playing and coaching experience and a good nature that will enable him to bond well from day one with the team”, says Rich Mann, USAFL President.

Call for Freedom Coach Nominations

With the retirement of US Freedom Head Coach Wayne Kraska, the USAFL is embarking on a search for a new head coach to lead the US Freedom to the first Women's International Cup in 2011.

Wayne Kraska Retires as US Freedom Coach

The adage is that, "All good things must come to an end". One of those good things ended at the 2010 USAFL National Championships. US Freedom Head Coach Wayne Kraska announced his retirement from the USA Freedom.

Prior to and during his reign as Freedom coach, Kraska built a dynasty in Atlanta where he coached the Lady Kookaburras to wins in the first three USAFL Women's National Championships (2005-2007). During this period, Kraska was integral in coaching and developing some of the league's most competitive players. In fact, the Kookaburras did not lose a game until they were narrowly defeated by Calgary in the 2008 Grand Final.

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