DraftStar offers football development programs that provide high performance coaching for young athletes aged 11 to 17.
Their holistic programs are designed to improve boys and girls of all abilities on and off the field in an authentic AFL training environment. All of their programs are developed and run by past and present AFL players.
Also, they are the only training organisation authorised to use AFL 60 testing protocols, and they link in with the AIS-AFL talent development team to ensure seamless integration into development pathways.
15 May – DraftStar Skillmaster, Geelong
22 May - DraftStar Skillmaster, Box Hill
17 June - DraftStar Skillmaster, Geelong
17 June - DraftStar Skillmaster, Keilor Park
25-26 June – DraftStar School Holiday Football Camp, Gold Coast
1-3 July – DraftStar School Holiday Football Camp, Kilmore
3-5 July - DraftStar School Holiday Football Camp, Melbourne Urban Camp
8-9 July - DraftStar School Holiday Football Camp, Ballarat
11-12 July - DraftStar School Holiday Football Camp, St Kilda FC
15-17 July - DraftStar School Holiday Football Camp, Perth
22 July - DraftStar Skillmaster, Keilor Park
29 July - DraftStar Skillmaster, Geelong
Polish your skills the way the pros do
Each DraftStar Skillmaster session is a 2 hour high performance session designed to polish your skills and keep you focused on your goals, whatever they may be. Like all DraftStar programs, DraftStar Skillmaster is for athletes of all abilities and each session includes:
You’ll get a real kick
DraftStar runs camps every school holidays around Australia. DraftStar Camp aims to improve you by focusing on five core areas:
Reach your potential
If you really want to see improvement in your football, DraftStar Academy is the right choice for you. The DraftStar Academy Program is a holistic junior football development program designed to help you improve in football and in life. The program runs over a 12-month period incorporating a structured, personalised development plan that gives you a clear understanding of your fitness and skill levels and a pathway to reach your potential.
If you are an aspiring young footballer with ambitions to play elite level football then you should apply for the DraftStar Tim Watson Scholarship. This exclusive program provides places for 20 young footballers in the DraftStar Academy, with access to mentors and guidance in creating a pathway to reach your potential. A panel of judges that includes former AFL greats Danny Frawley, Jason Dunstall, Ben Dixon and Robbie Campbell assess skill, athletic ability, game sense, leadership qualities and attitude before awarding the best young athletes entry into the exclusive Scholarship Program. Selection trials are held annually in November.
Have you got what it takes?
Available to footballers aged 18 years and over, the DraftStar Combine gives young footballers with ambitions to be drafted by an AFL club the opportunity to get on the AFL’s radar. The DraftStar Combine is a full day of testing which replicates the official NAB AFL Draft Combine testing regime. DraftStar is the only group authorised to conduct the AFL 60 tests for speed, agility, and endurance, along with clean hands and kicking tests. The best 180 scores from the DraftStar Combine are forwarded to the AFL clubs. In 2011, 18-year-old Lin Jong participated in the DraftStar Combine - as a result, he was drafted by the Western Bulldogs at Pick #9 in the Rookie Draft. The DraftStar Combine is held each October.