This unit looks at the pathway to becoming an AFL player. Students will partake in a simulated AFL draft camp focusing on specific fitness tests and fitness components associated within the sport of AFL. Students will participate in a round robin competition where they compete and play in games, developing their tactical awareness and game sense. Students can also experience different roles that exist in the AFL world including umpiring, score keeping, photographer, and writing game day summaries for our school newsletter.
Students also have the opportunity to develop certain practical skills during this unit including:
The theory component of this unit will look at the challenges an AFL player and the wider sports community may face including but not limited to:
AFL Draft Camp in school
Gippsland Power excursion
Melbourne AFL game day trip experiecne
Participation in school AFL games
Training for game days
VCE Physical Education
Year 10 Sports Coaching
Year 10 Fitness and training
This elective is open to all students. It is important to understand AFL is a contact sport. There will be times where students will be playing games in a contact environment. They need to understand this when choosing the elective. All students must play within the spirit of the laws of AFL which will be the conditions of play in this subject.
Appropriate Drouin sports uniform
Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a field trip. This trip will include a visit to an AFL club, watching a professional training session, visiting the MCG museum, and watching a live game of AFL. This unique experience will provide students with a look at how an AFL player prepares, participates and performs within the AFL environment.