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Junior Teams

Policies and Compliance

Simplify AFL Junior Policy compliance

Experience the convenience of managing AFL Junior Policy obligations with intuitive tools that streamline compliance, so you can concentrate on the game, not the rules.

In-game alerts

Guided player rotation and substitution to achieve Minimum Game Time

Team organisation

Setup a player colour-coding system to make executing rotations more efficient.

Monitor player time

Track of time in position, zones, injury, assessment, disciplinary and opposition.

Club/league oversight

Control club/league policy and have oversight of team data across a season

Player Engagement

Boost player engagement and retention

Player engagement and retention is achieved through excellent team culture, rapport and building upon the foundations of equity and inclusiveness.

Rookie Me Play assists in the facilitating of quality environments, ensuring that all junior players have a fair-go. It is imperative that the governing-body’s rules are complied with and ALL players remain actively engaged and motivated.

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Coach Engagement

Eliminate coaching distractions

Delegating game roles, allows coaches to focus on their main task of teaching and developing players. Delegating the tasks of player rotations, stats, scoring, note-taking and timekeeping, allows the coach to focus on their primary task – coaching.

Volunteer Engagement

Transform volunteer involvement

Ensure data collection on game day is collaborative and fun. Use digital tools to allow volunteers to make a meaningful contribution. Volunteers can concentrate on their specific role, while the data remains centralised.

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Player Welfare

A proactive approach to player well-being

Injury tracking

Measure injury and assessment times, to provide valuable insights for injury prevention and performance optimisation.

Fatigue management

Player threshold alerts, ensure proactive fatigue management, signalling when to substitute players for peak on-field performance.

Player effectiveness

Measure zone time, and time played in different positions to gain a comprehensive understanding of each player's impact on the field.

Player development

Identify strengths and weaknesses, by accessing cumulative data across the season, facilitating data-driven improvement strategies.


Promote a culture of confidence and camaraderie

Rookie Me Play contributes to team culture by promoting player participation, by not focusing on the importance of the scoreboard. Rookie Me Play facilitates team collaboration and delegation, contributing to a cohesive and confident team environment.

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Say goodbye to post-match disputes

Eliminate parental concerns about playing time imbalances, with tools to guide equitable playing time for every child and detailed reports including individual player game time and starts on the bench – creating a positive and inclusive team environment.


Optimise processes and save valuable time

Streamline your team’s processes, which will save valuable time and eliminate the hassle of manual paperwork, reduce double handling and errors.

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The Science

Backed by research

Research Point 1

Lack of game time for a player is a Top 5 contributing factor for disengagement with Australian rules football.¹ The primary reason for participation in alternative sports was based on the opportunity for more game time, more touches during the games and greater scoring opportunities.¹

Research Point 2

It is well established that playing multiple sports from a young age leads to a wider skill set, by extension the rotation of players through multiple positions on the field will likely result in a more well-rounded footballer²,³.

Research Point 3

Stint duration of an individual athlete results in an exponential decay in running intensities i.e., the longer a player is on the field, the greater the decrease in their running output⁴. There is also a strong correlation with overuse injuries and training exposure / volume of exercise, highlighting the need to properly manage an athlete’s playing and training time⁵,⁶.

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    1. Agnew, D., Pill, S., & Drummond, M. (2016). Investigating the elements that encourage or inhibit the participation of children and youth in Australian Football. Annals of Leisure Research, 19(1), 27-46.
    2. Wiersma, L. D. (2000). Risks and benefits of youth sport specialization: Perspectives and recommendations. Pediatric exercise science, 12(1), 13-22.
    3. LaPrade, R. F., Agel, J., Baker, J., Brenner, J. S., Cordasco, F. A., Côté, J., ... & Provencher, M. T. (2016). AOSSM early sport specialization consensus statement. Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 4(4), 2325967116644241.
    4. Dillon, P. A., Kempton, T., Ryan, S., Hocking, J., & Coutts, A. J. (2018). Interchange rotation factors and player characteristics influence physical and technical performance in professional Australian Rules football. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 21(3), 317-321.
    5. Ek, A., Kowalski, J., & Jacobsson, J. (2022). Training in spikes and number of training hours correlate to injury incidence in youth athletics (track and field): a prospective 52-week study. Journal of science and medicine in sport, 25(2), 122-128.
    6. Martínez-Silván, D., Díaz-Ocejo, J., & Murray, A. (2017). Predictive indicators of overuse injuries in adolescent endurance athletes. International journal of sports physiology and performance, 12(s2), S2-153.

Kickstart your season with Play

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    Available on iPhone and iPad.

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    Cloud-based with offline support.

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    Intuitive and guided player alerts.

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    Monitor injury and assessment time.

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    Track disciplinary and opposition time.

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    Share the load with game role delegations.

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    Track over 50 stats for your team and players.

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    Manage player fatigue and minimum game time.

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    Track over 100+ players and team stats.

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    Manage game clock with time-on capabilities.

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    Private and collaborative note-taking.

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    Plan mode with queued rotations.

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    Manageable from Field and List view.

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    Manage fatigue and minimum game time.

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    Manage the game clock, with time-on capabilities.