Originally from Melbourne, I played Soccer up until 16. After making the move to footy i quickly picked up the skills and game sense to play senior football at an early age. Playing in strong country and metro football leagues in Victoria I was privy to quality training standards and coach/player dynamics.
I studied at Victoria University for 4 years completing my degree in Sports Coaching, this course really showed me the importance of effective communication and being an active listener. In my experience, it is vital for a player to be heard and understood in order to help them.
At the age of 24 I moved to Mackay to take on Senior Coach responsibilities at Bakers Creek Football Club. The experience allowed me to work with players aged 15-35yrs and really opened my eyes to the challenges and rewards that the coaching lifestyle brings.
In November 2017 I moved down to the Gold Coast in order to further my football coaching aspirations. I was fortunate enough to make the Southport Sharks NEAFL list for the 2018 season while coaching representative football through the Gold Coast Suns.
In 2018 and 2019 I was head coach of the Gold Coast U14’s North boys where we won the State Championship on both occasions.
In 2019 I was able to contribute as a senior player and assistant coach in Surfers Paradise winning the flag in the Senior QAFL league.
Currently I work as an assistant coach in the U18’s Gold Coast Suns academy, helping aspiring young footballers to reach their potential.
My strengths are being able to quickly build rapport and trust with my players as we work to improve their game. I invest in all my players.
When you find your passion like I have it is an amazing feeling to be able to help someone in their quest to better themselves.
Not only will I help you at our sessions but I will make myself available to attend some of your matches.
No AFL experience or football highlights provided.
2011 - AFL Head Coach - Elisabeth Murdoch College (Yr 7's) Victorian State Premiers
2012-2015 - Bachelor Of Sports Coaching - Victoria University
2013 - Collingwood Football Club - Talent Identification assistant
Private School AFL Head Coach - 2015 -St Leonards College (Yr 8, Yr 9, Seniors)
2016 - Loyola College (Yr8, Yr9, Seniors) 2x PREMIERS
2016 - Playing Senior Assistant - Hurstbridge Football Club, (Northern Football League, VIC) - PREMIERS
2017 - Playing Senior Coach - Bakers Creek Football Club, (AFL Mackay, QLD)
- Playing Senior Coach - Country Team (AFL Mackay)
- Playing Senior Coach - Mackay Rep team
2018 - Head Coach - GC North Under 14's Boys - STATE CHAMPIONS
2018 - 2019 - Senior Assistant (Defensive Coordinator) - Surfers Paradise, (QAFL) - PREMIERS
2019 - Summer Skills Manager (North Boys)
2019 - Head Coach - GC North Under 14's Boys - STATE CHAMPIONS
2020 - Assistant Coach - Gold Coast Suns U18's Boys Academy
PRICING AND SERVICES
Single SessionsPrice per session per footballer
One on One
$80 / footballer
One on Two
$60 / footballer
One on Three
$50 / footballer
One on Four
$40 / footballer
One on Five
$40 / footballer
One on Six
$40 / footballer
Package SessionsApplicable to one footballer only. Book packages and save $$$
$225 / footballer
$360 / footballer
$700 / footballer
Scout SessionsGet personalised feedback and ratings by professional coaches
$80 / footballer
Full Game + Meet & Greet
$130 / footballer
Clubs/ Clinics/ Schools
The coach has no available price(s) for large groups.
Virtual Coach (30 mins)
Virtual Coach (60 mins)
After recent rep footy trial feedback, Dale targeted the session to up skill the area of confidence needed in the game. Max thoroughly enjoyed the interactive approach Dale offered while teaching great new skills.
Attentive coach, great communicator, excellent experience for my boys.
Dale has taken my boys (15 + 13) for a number of sessions to date. Dale creates drills to target identified weaknesses in the boys footy development. The skills he has passed on to the boys around contested footy and body position going into contact have been invaluable. We can't recommend Dale highly enough!!
Dale is coaching my 2 girls (aged 7&8)...He is patient and encouraging... Both my girls love spending time with Dale, and I feel the skills he is passing onto them are valuable. I would highly recommend Dale
Cooper & Ethan
We had a great morning with Dale. We learnt a lot and can't wait for our next session!
If you are serious about helping someone develop in the game, without reservation I would recommend Dale. We did a block of sessions with Dale and will be returning in the future for 'tune ups'. My son is 14 years old, loves his football and has been fortunate enough to make representative teams. Dale knew how to engage and keep my son focused as well as being technically excellent. It was impressive to see Dale identify and correct exact areas in my sons technique while still keeping my sons confidence high. The direct coaching and training drills set by Dale without doubt are making my son a stronger player. Exactly what you want..
Best coach for Junior footballers
I was looking for a younger coach, but with junior coaching credentials; a younger coach who might communicate better with kids, but at the same time knowing his craft of coaching. I wasn't holding high hopes until I read Dale's profile My son has had a number of sessions with Dale now and looks forward to it every week, Dale has a knack with communication that I can see all kids would buy in to. Dales a lock ongoing for us:)
Legendary good bloke solid experience
I am thoroughly enjoying my sessions with Dale
Insightful observations and strategies that work
Dale was very generous with his time and attention to detail. Dale provided my son with techniques, strategies and feedback for both the areas that my son wants to improve, and also with his strengths and how he can find improvement there. It is obvious from Dales enthusiasm shown by the way he jumps into the physical side of things and with his communication skills that he loves working with footballers and assisting them to improve.
Dale is Amazing
Dale is professional, knowledgeable and an all round nice guy. My son Max got so much out of Dale’s coaching and advice, learning new skills and fine tuning other skills. Dale is super encouraging, Max now feels so much more confident in his footy ability. Our family would highly recommend Dale.
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