AWAY LEAD + SQUARE UP KICK DRILL

Here’s a kicking my own club has used quite a bit and I like it mainly because it’s practises a different kick then you normally do in your warm up (kick to space for a leading player rather then a linear lead or stationary target) That drill is pretty straight forward so I’ll show that...

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10 TIPS FOR IMPROVING CLUB CULTURE

We hear a lot about team culture at the elite levels of sport whether it’s the Sydney Swans Bloods Culture or Richmond’s team culture of recent years or in other sports such as the All Blacks in World Rugby and the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA. At local/amateur level  it’s never really given enough...

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DEVELOP POWER IN THE WEIGHT ROOM

Pre-season training is back for most clubs and there’s pretty much 7 – 8 weeks before practice games start and about 10 weeks until round 1 – not long really. With training being back on 2 nights per week that will take up most of your energy resources for other training and whatnot, it means...

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COACHING MAVERICKS

We’ve all play and probably still play with one of them. The maverick will at times go away from “team values” as their extremely high competitive spirit can often get the best of them and they shift to a “if I don’t do this now then we’ll lose?” mentality. Christian Laettner was a NCAA superstar...

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STRAIGHTENING UP KICKING PART 3

Here’s another drill variation to reinforcing the habit of squaring up while kicking, 1 of the main attractors of successful kicking that ALL great players possess and display each and every time. For this drill you’ll have groups of 5 or so, but you can do more if you don’t have enough balls to go...

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THE PROCESS PART 9 (FINAL) – MORPHCYCLES + USING GAMES

DESIGNING THE MORPHCYCLE A morphcycle refers to combining the 4 coactive model into a single unified weekly cycle where you train some body systems while other body systems rest, similar to the high/low system I’ve posted about for years now. This enables far more training volume and loading to be put upon athlete without minimal...

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THE PROCESS PART 8 – PLAYER HEALTH + PREPARING THE TEAM

PLAYER HEALTH The health of players involves both body (physical) and brain (psychological). High risk players who have either had an interruption in their training or have a history of non-contact injuries should be encouraged to take extra rest as any player’s attribute is their game availability, not if they can run that last set...

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EXTENSIVE PLYOMETRICS PROGRAM

Plyometrics (jumps, bounds etc) can be a very powerful tool when used correctly but in more cases then not at local level, they are used hap-hazardly, almost gimmicky, for little to zero benefit. What most players and coaches don’t know about plyometrics is that they can be broken up in 2 categories: Extensive Intensive Much...

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