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Top tips for communication

Video Transcript: Here are some simple tips for coaches to ensure that children who have challenges with communication can play NAB AFL Auskick. Simplify what you say. Use simple words and short sentences. Repeat instructions if needed. Check the child has understood what you have said. Reduce background noise when...

Top tips for social concerns

Video Transcript: Here are some of the simple tips for coaches to ensure that children who have challenges with social skills can play NAB AFL Auskick. Always have full participation. Avoid games where players and children get eliminated. Assign teams rather than allowing their peers to select their...

Top tips for cognitive concerns

Video Transcript: Here are some simple tips for coaches to ensure that children who have challenges with their thinking skills or intellectual disabilities, can play NAB AFL Auskick. Start with easy activities with as few rules as possible and as the kids start to pick up the...

Top tips for autism

Video Transcript: Some kids with autism might find it difficult to understand instructions. They might stand too close, talk too loudly or say things that don't seem to fit. Here are some simple tips for coaches to help children with autism play NAB AFL Auskick. Be consistent....

Top tips for attention concerns

Video Transcript: Here are some simple tips for coaches to ensure that children who have challenges with paying attention can play NAB AFL Auskick. Shorten activities. Some children might not be able to focus for a long period of time. Give instructions only when you have the child's...

Top tips for anxiety

Video Transcript: Here are some simple tips for coaches to ensure that children who have challenges with anxiety can play NAB AFL Auskick. Use small groups. Some kids might need to work in smaller groups so they feel safe. Match groups on skill level. Matching kids in the...

Common Concerns of Parents of Kids with Autism

Video Transcript: COACH: 'You might not have ever thought about it, but families of children with disabilities like Autism Spectrum Disorder can sometimes be very anxious about attending a community activity like the NAB AFL Auskick. Kids with autism might find it harder understanding instructions, they...

Preparing your player for NAB AFL Auskick

Video Transcript: As a parent you may be nervous about your child starting NAB AFL Auskick. This is normal and there are a few things you can do before the first Auskick session to help prepare your child. You could visit the ground with your child before...

A young person’s perspective

Video Transcript: I was having anxiety because I'm on an oval. It's a big open space. I don't like big open spaces. Is there a possibility that someone's going to throw a ball at my face? Yes? Get out of there! I like to call it 'heat treatment',...