TAC Cup Fitness Testing Day

Over 550 players from AFL Victoria’s TAC Cup competition ‘Class of 2014’ assembled at Maribyrnong Secondary College last Saturday for a day of mental and physical testing.

Records were broken at the College’s world class facility, with players breaking the 3 second mark in the sprints consistently, numerous 16+ scores in the beep test and sub 8 second agility results.

AFL Victoria High performance Manager Leon Harris said it was great for the players record their preseason results across a number of tests.

“The current crop of 2014 players produced outstanding results, and no doubt over the next 6 months, they will back up these results with football talent.”

Apart from the physical testing, education was at the forefront with Respect and Responsibility, Racial Vilification and Anti- Doping all dealt with in great detail.

TAC Cup Coaches attended an In-Service with both Champion Data Software and Coaching Philosophy.

AFL Recruiters turned out in record numbers, and the AFL Talent brigade (Kevin Sheehan, Michael Ablett, James Veale, Chris and Brad Johnson) were there in force.

AFL Victoria would like to thank the following people that helped make the day a great success:

  • TAC Cup Region Talent Managers and their High Performance Staff, for presenting their players in outstanding condition.
  • Draftstar testers….Ben Dixon, Rob Campbell, Alex Hay and their staff
  • AFL Educators….Rhy Gieschen, Frank Bassini, Belinda and Ed Barlow
  • Greg Planner/James Woods Champion Data/Dartfish Channel In-Service for coaches
  • Both Winners Health Bars (Luke Boyd) and Powerade (Anthony Marinucci) for their product support.
  • Maribyrnong Secondary College staff members, Ben and Erin Walklate and the support of Sports Academy director Rob Carroll.
  • AFL Recruiters for their continued support.
  • And Jamie Hepner (AFL Victoria Athlete Manager) for his organisation skills, plus his supervision and direction.

Results are currently being compiled, and will be sent to clubs early next week.

Click HERE for a photo gallery of the day.

Click HERE for a clip of some of the tests on the day.


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