PSYCHOLOGICAL CO-ACTIVE PART 2

Grand Finals are won above the neck and here’s some more pointers on winning the psychological battle against yourself and assisting your players to do the same. Players might looked gassed but they might actuallybe freaking out mentally as they are unprepared for the gravity of the moment and all their senses and thus, output,...

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GAME DAY PART 3: POST-GAME

PLAYERS Post game ask the players what the half time message was and see what you get back REVIEWING LOSES Lack of conditioning is often not the problem so look at other factors such as tactical/technical (poor errors/decisions), sleep, poor pacing strategies, temperature/humidity, nutrition, hydration, poor load management in training, opposition exploiting your tactical/technical weaknesses,...

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GAME DAY PART 2: IN-GAME

Yesterday we kicked this series off with Pre-Game so let’s move to some of the different aspects you’ll come across In-Game. GAME ASSESSMENT Game components are consistency of sport mechanics/actions + control sport skill/player placement + anticipation (player movements to recover to base position and then respond). PLAYER ASSESSMENT Is the player making tactical errors...

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WANT TO GET DRAFTED? HERE’S HOW…

Mid last year I took part in a course ran by the Lindsay Gilbee Elite Kicking Academy and as part of that we received a talk from Simon Dalrymple. Simon was the recruiting manager behind the Bulldogs premiership team in 2016 and is now the Melbourne-based recruiter the all might Sydney Swans (KPF please Simon!)....

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