Expanding the league in the midst of the global economic crisis is the biggest challenge facing the game in 2010 and beyond, according to the 16 AFL coaches.
A majority of AFL coaches would scrap the 22-round season, the 2009 afl.com.au Coaches Survey has revealed.
Senior coaches have indicated a preference for condensed versions of the NAB AFL Draft and trading periods.
Ten of the 16 AFL coaches do not want free agency for players.
AFL coaches have emphatically rejected a night grand final. Asked in the 2009 afl.com.au Coaches Survey what time of day the season decider should be played, 12 coaches preferred the game to remain in the afternoon.
AFL coaches overwhelmingly believe Geelong will rebound from last season's grand final disappointment and win the 2009 premiership, and that Port Adelaide is the team from outside the 2008 finalists most likely to be the season's...
New technology has been embraced by AFL coaches.
“I wish we had all this when I was coaching!” So says the AFLCA’s new CEO, Danny Frawley.
Marking contests would be revamped in favour of defenders if AFL coaches had their way.
The 16 AFL coaches say the 2009 season will be all about zones, clusters and a zealous defensive mindset.