More than 50 district coaches have attended a coaches' seminar where Stan Alves was the keynote speaker.DAMEN FRANCIS March 20, 2014 4:10am
AFL Goulburn Murray football development manager Trevor Mellington says the highlight of Monday night’s coaches’ seminar arrived after the formalities.
More than 50 coaches from the Goulburn Murray region attended the event at Kialla Park Community Centre in an effort to facilitate information sharing and networking across the district coaching community.
‘‘We were thrilled to get those sort of numbers and it made it worthwhile,’’ Mellington said.
‘‘Once the formal part was over people mingled for a good 30 to 40 minutes, exchanging phone numbers and building contacts and that was the idea.’’
Former AFL coach Stan Alves was the keynote speaker and he challenged those present to identify their main motivation and reasons for coaching.
‘‘Stan always speaks well and set the tone for the evening for us. He talked about his philosophies for coaching and mainly focused on what a coach’s role is and what they want their players to do.’’
The audience also heard from Echuca United premiership coach and Murray Football League interleague coach Scott Beattie, who spoke about a mentoring program he has introduced at his club, Murchison coach Steve Reeves, who shared his philosophy on the recruitment and retention of players, and Goulburn Murray Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year Damian Sexton.
Sexton spoke about his experience coaching Finley’s senior and under-14 teams, as well as serving as Victoria Country under-19 coach, Finley school coach and MFL under-18 interleague coach and how he managed to juggle those job while maintaining his passion and enthusiasm for coaching.
The evening finished with a brief question and answer session with the four speakers.
Mellington said early feedback had been encouraging.
‘‘Most of the comments I’ve been getting have been saying they enjoyed that the speakers were not just talking about plans and strategies or how to get a kick, but how you deal with people and we’re looking to continue that theme throughout the season.’’
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