The Oakleigh Chargers Football Club U18 Program seeks an Assistant Coach.
The role of the Oakleigh Chargers Football Club U18 Program Assistant Coach is to assist the Head
Coach in all coaching requirements for the Oakleigh Chargers Football Club TAC Cup U18 Football
The role of the Oakleigh Chargers Football Club Assistant Coach is to develop and teach the fundamental
skills to members of the TAC Cup squad under the direction of U18 Head Coach/Director of Coaching,
assist in the preparation and implementation of weekly training plan for squad and managing a line
(Back/Mid/Fwd) both at training and in match day capacity – ensuring the highest possible coaching
standards across the Oakleigh Chargers Football Club Program.
The aim of the TAC program is to develop the player skills, fitness and professionalism to a level to
enable the ability to transition effectively into the highest possible level of football competition upon
graduating from the program – AFL, VFL, or Community level football.
The TAC Cup Assistant Coach is the assistant coach of the talented U18 youth player programs in each of
AFL Victoria’s development regions. The assistant coaches’ primary responsibility is to assist in the coaching
of the region’s TAC Cup U18 team.
Another key responsibility is to assist in the design and implementation of the programs’ coaching
curriculum. Assistant Coaches will be a key driver of Individual Player Development plans, both in planning
and delivery of such plans.
The aim of the TAC Cup competition is to develop young footballers to the maximum of their ability.
To achieve their potential players are to be coached in such a way that develops:
the skills, physical attributes and football knowledge, and the
personal characteristics and self-esteem of each player
AFL Victoria believes that the above development can be maximized in an environment that:
Emphasises individual player development rather than team success.
Emphasises individual contribution as an essential component in a team environment.
Considers the players’ long-term participation in football at a variety of levels.
Promotes a balanced approach to the players’ life styles.
Players in the TAC Cup competition are to be coached in a manner that provides potential draftees with
the maximum opportunity to be drafted and to facilitate the successful transition from the TAC Cup
competition to an AFL club for drafted players.
The TAC Cup competition via the conduct and coaching of the competition prepares and encourages
exiting players not drafted by an AFL club to continue playing football at a level commensurate to the
OAKLEIGH CHARGERS FOOTBALL CLUB – TAC CUP U18 BOYS – ASSISTANT COACH
KEY SELECTION CRITERIA
Level II coach accreditation, or obtained within 12 months of appointment.
Exposure to talented player programs.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to formulate and communicate sequential training and game plans.
Demonstrated ability to identify and nurture youth talent.
Current Working with Children Check.
Demonstrated working knowledge of vision editing programs.
Previous successful coaching experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of talent development programs.
Oakleigh Chargers Talent Manager
Oakleigh Chargers Head Coach/Director of Coaching
Other Key Relationships:
Oakleigh Chargers Football Club Playing Squad
Oakleigh Chargers Football Club Program Manager
Oakleigh Chargers Football Club High Performance Manager
Oakleigh Chargers Football Club Assistant Coaches
Oakleigh Chargers Football Club Additional Staff
AFL Victoria State Talent Manager
AFL Victoria Talent Pathways Manager – Metro
3 x Training Sessions per week (November – September).
Attendance at all AFL Victoria/TAC Cup Pre-Season matches.
Attendance at all AFL Victoria/TAC Cup In-Season matches.
Attendance at coach meetings, player/parent induction sessions and other club functions.
Honorarium details upon request
Please submit a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria along with a copy of your football
coaching CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications Close: FRIDAY 15th DECEMBER