TYF Chats: AFL and AFLW coaches

words by Tackle Your Feelings, Monday 18 May 2020

Sam Mitchell

Four-time premiership Hawk and assistant coach, Sam Mitchell, explains the importance of staying connected during the COVID-19 pandemic, the priorities for Hawthorn players and the lessons he learned off the field during his early years.

Trent Cooper and Kara Antonio

Fremantle AFLW coach, Trent Cooper, and Dockers AFLW captain, Kara Antonio, talk about dealing with the abrupt end to their ‘almost perfect’ 2020 season, reveal how they are dealing with isolation and discuss what coaches can learn from watching The Last Dance.

John Worsfold and Justin Longmuir

Essendon coach John Worsfold and first-year Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir discuss how they have adapted personally to the COVID-19 situation, how they’ve connected with their players in different ways and the importance of player wellbeing during the self-isolation period.

Brad Miller and Jade Rawlings

North Melbourne assistantJade Rawlings and GWS Giants assistant coach Brad Miller share how their clubs are supporting players when it comes to mental health and provide an insight into how they manage their own physical and mental health and wellbeing. 

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Ashley Prescott, Dale Tapping and Murray Davis

Gold Coast Suns assistant coach Ashley Prescott and the Brisbane Lions’ Dale Tapping and Murray Davis joined TYF Program Manager Nick Walsh for a roundtable discussion on mental health and wellbeing in the AFL and how they connected with their playing groups during the COVID-19 shutdown period.