CORNER, OFFENSE, DEFENSE DRILL

This is a banger of a drill we did last night with our older DFS group and can easily be done with senior playing groups as well. WHY Trains both offense and defense at the same time, nailing percpetion-action coupling for all 3 teams – a must for game transfer from training. Involves all players...

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HOW I WOULD COACH A WOMEN’S FOOTBALL TEAM

What you’re about to read is a sort-of-backwards approach to women’s footy I’ve been thinking about for a while now that might be worth a shot at trying for a lone wolf, left field, unpredictable and innovative women’s coach out there. I’ve been mulling over how to do this post for a while but it’s...

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UPPER BODY HYPERTROPHY

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of this baby I must offer this – if half of the days of the week you train involve upper body strength training, then have a good hard look at yourself. Yes upper body strength and size is important but most blokes head off to complete bodybuilding...

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PROGRESSIVE PRESSURE RONDO DRILL

This is a progression from the basic Rondo Drill posted a few weeks back and one we use at DFS a fair bit with our younger groups but it holds up for any age group/ability. This Rondo variation trains: Clean Hands Creating/Utilising Space Game Simulated Change of Direction Perception-Action Coupling (most important) All you need...

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GAMECHANGER ELITE PLAYER/TEAM PREPARATION – TRAINING DRILLS + SPACE + RATING PLAYERS

TRAINING DRILLS Yes, we’ve already got a separate training drills section on the site but here are some idea’s pointers to keep in mind when developing your own training drills: Use training drills that require verbal and non-verbal communication over cone-to-cone variations to build rhythm and also for players to get to know each other’s...

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TEAM WARM UP WITH BALLS DRILL

If there’s 1 mission in my life worth fulfilling it’s to eradicate the endless laps footy teams do at training before, during and after training. It’s boring, it’s useless and it’s taking prescious training time, of which local/amateur teams already struggle with, away from far more productive things they could be doing like skill and/or...

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GAMECHANGER ELITE PLAYER/TEAM PREPARATION – STRESS/FATIGUE

Much like life, football is multiple high dosages of stress. Physical stress. Psychological stress. Systemic stress. Localised stress. Good stress. Bad stress. Certain amounts of stress/overload is required to progress or get better at anything in life, but because even the tiniest amount of excess stress can have dramatically negative affects on performance, knowing how...

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HAMSTRING STRENGTH

The old pulled hammie never goes away in football does it? Unfortnately the greatest risk factor for doing a hammie is if you’ve done it before putting you in a bit of a pickle but with a long term outlook and slow but progressively based rehab work, you can overcome them. If you’ve never done...

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CLARKO’S CLUSTER SMALL SIDED GAME PROGRESSION

My senior team from 2019 built it’s entire game plan off of our defense and it paid dividends, playing off in and winning the Grand Final. At low to mid levels of football a rock solid team defence will be near impossible for opposing teams to play against because of the lower grade of skill...

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