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Team Australia The Crocs
The World Games - Ultimate
20-30 July, 2017
5 Staff Financing
6 Selection Philosophy
6 Selection Timeline
7 Preparation for the World Games
7 Budget estimate
The World Games represents the pinnacle of elite competition in Ultimate.
This competition, designed for the elite of the elite in Ultimate will take place
in Wroclaw, Poland in July 2017.
The World Games 2017 represents an outstanding opportunity for the
Australian Crocs to perform well on the world stage.
The purpose of this document is to provide initial information relating to the
Crocs 2017 campaign.
The Crocs will be the greatest Mixed Ultimate team in the world
Goals and Strategies
The Crocs of 2017 will build on both the successes and setbacks of previous
The Crocs of 2017 will embrace and engage with past Crocs to create a shared
identity and support family for this and future campaigns.
The Crocs of 2017 will be accessible and accountable to the wider Australian
Ultimate community every effort will be made to intimately connect the
community to the teams journey.
The Crocs of 2017 will be role models for Spirit of the Game and inspire the
best in everyone they meet or compete against.
The Crocs of 2017 will leave no stone unturned in their quest to become world
champions. This will involve innovation, trust, sacrifice and great effort.
Dan Rule Head Coach
Greta Murdoch Assistant Coach (Stats keeping
and video analysis)
Matt Hill Assistant Coach (Opposition analyst)
Anna Rogacki Mental Strength Coach
To be appointed
World Games 2017 is the first opportunity to bring the number of staff
required, rather than the four staff members previously dictated by the event
hosts. As such, the 2017 Crocs staff is larger than previous Crocs campaigns as
we attempt to create the best functioning staff of an Australian Ultimate team
Head Coach and Physio (European based) will be fully funded by the team.
Assistant Coaches (x2), Mental Strength Coach and Manager will each be half
funded by the team with the remaining cost to be self-funded by the staff
This will bring the total staff costs to 4 full staff members (same as previous
Being selected to the Crocs 2017 team will not be enough reward for any
player selected to the team.
All players entering contention for a place on the Crocs roster will enter the
process with a Growth Mindset. To become the greatest Mixed Ultimate team
in the world will require everyone involved in the team to improve.
- What can you do to take your game to the next level?
- What can you do to make the Crocs 2017 campaign a success?
Players can register their expression of interest for the Crocs by filling the
Crocs - Player EOI google form and making a $25 non-refundable deposit to
the AFDA bank account. This deposit should be paid prior to December 24th,
2016, and is a contribution to the 2017 Crocs campaign.
AFDA bank details:
AFDA Tournament Account
Ref: Crocs Initial Surname (ie CrocsSWood)
- A squad will be announced by January 31st, 2017.
- One selection camp will be held on March 18/19, 2017 (Location TBD)
- A final team of 14 players (7 Women and 7 Men) plus reserves (final
number to be determined) will be announced by April 15th, 2017.
Selectors for the Crocs campaign will be appointed via application process to
the AFDA High Performance Committee. The selection panel will include Head
Coach Dan Rule.
Preparation for The World Games
Four Training Camps will be held in May and June 2017. The location of these
camps is yet to be determined, and will be influenced by the final make-up of
the team. The Crocs will aim to play as many meaningful games as possible in
their short preparation time. Games against established mixed clubs and
representative teams will be prioritised over playing punching bags teams,
and each Training Camp will feature game play against opposition.
The AFDA, along with the head coach, is investigating opportunities to play against other World Games teams in the leadup to Poland. Options being investigated include trips to North America or Japan and/or having the Japanese visit Australia. It is intended that any such tour would aim to recoup expenses through ticket sales and sponsorship to minimise the cost to the athletes. It will only go ahead if the AFDA is confident that costs to the athletes can be minimised. The purpose of these games is to play against the highest quality opposition in a simulated World Games environment the ideal preparation for the World Games 2017. Professionals in Mental Strength Training, Physiotherapy and Physical training
programs will be engaged to work with the Crocs team.
The World Games will take place in Poland 20-30 July, 2017.
Conservative initial budget estimate:
$2,500 for selection camp, 4 training camps, uniforms, staff, and world games
$2,000 for flights to Poland.
$1,000 for international Test Matches
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