4 THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN COACHING FUNDAMENTAL AFL SKILLS COURSE

3 weeks or so ago I took part in a course run by AFL Sportsready on the coaching fundamentals of AFL skills. It was presented by Austin Stubs over at AFLHP Coaching who has worked at pretty much every level of football you can imagine, including the AFL, last employed at Essendon FC before the...

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TRAINING PROGRAMS DIRECTORY

4 WEEK TEMPO RUNNINING OFF SEASON PROGRAM (endurance) ACCELERATION LEVEL 1 (speed) LOWER BODY STRENGTH PROGRAM (strength) HILL SPRINTS PROGRAM (speed) HAMSTRING STRENGTH (speed/injury prevention) UPPER BODY HYPERTROPHY (hypertrophy) HOME TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN’S PLAYERS (women’s football) LOWER BODY FINE TUNING PROGRAM PART 1 (injury prevention) HAMSTRING STRAIN RETURN TO PLAY PROGRAM (injury rehabilitation) GOT...

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TRAINING / COACHING ARTICLES DIRECTORY

DO WE NEED SHORTER PRE-SEASONS? (coaching) MITCH ROBINSON ON HOW TO PLAY THE WING POSITION (tactical) GAME CHANGER MACRO MOMENTS (book notes) GAME CHANGER TRAINING (book notes) GAME CHANGER TEAM DEFENSE (book notes) GAME CHANGER 4 CO-ACTIVES (book notes) GAME CHANGER TEAM/CLUB CULTURE (book notes) GAME CHANGER PHYSICAL CO-ACTIVE (book notes) GAME CHANGER PSYCHOLOGICAL CO-ACTIVE...

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TRAINING DRILLS DIRECTORY

Here is a list that I’ll hopefully keep up to date of all posts from the Training Drills section: STRAIGHTENING UP KICKING DRILL (solo skill) HANDBALL TOUCHES (partner skill) KICK TO KICK WITH PURPOSE (small group skill) RONDO TRAINING DRILL (small sided game + team training) TEACH ANYONE TO KICK TRAINING DRILL/S (solo skill) EVASION/DECISION...

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ZONE KICKOUT + TRANSITION TRAINING DRILL

Players Required: 20 (9/side + 2 extra’s) Balls Required: 1/group Space Required: 70m to goal line Drill Level: Moderate Here it is: https://aussierulestraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Zone-Kickout-Transition.mp4 The ability to layer your drills and then make them “multi-focused” is probably the holy grail of team training at the local/amatuer level where more competitve games can be played but at...

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5 REASONS WHY YOU NEED A GAME MODEL

#1 – PRINCIPLES OVER SITUATIONAL PLAY A game model at its most basic level contains 3 “moments” being game, macro and micro moments. These 3 types of moments involve the time of the moment, the location of the moment and what your team can control in those moments. A lot of current game plans involve...

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PLAYER ASSESSMENT ESSENTIALS

A query was posted in one of the many coaching Facebook pages I’m in asking about individual game review/feedback templates so I thought I’d have a crack at one quickly. Now where 99% of these types of things (assessments) look at the end result, my style is looking at the process of how you got...

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DEVELOP YOUR OWN GAME MODEL COURSE

WHAT Developing your own game model is the next frontier in coaching at all levels and is something developed to make your coaching, especially in under-resourced conditions, a lot easier to implement, resulting in greater player compliance and thus team results. I have developed this off the back of my readings of Fergus Connolly and...

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JAMES WORPEL / SAM MITCHELL FILM SESSION

This video came up on my Twitter feed today showing some film session insight between James Worpel and Sam Mitchell after the Hawks/Sydney game a couple of weeks back. It shows a non-complicated and controlled way of giving direct feedback to a player in a 1-on-1 setting, something not used enough in local/amateur football circles...

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