LENGTHEN THE GROUND – GRAND FINAL VISION

This week I started another course through AFL Sportsready titled Advanced Certificate in Creating and Coaching AFL Game Plans again presented by Austin Stubbs of AFLHP. We’ve covered a lot of different tactics used by various AFL teams with a lot more to come in part 2 this week but as the course fell on...

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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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PSYCHOLOGICAL CO-ACTIVE PART 1

My favourite day of the year, Grand Final Day, is upon us which usually coincides with my birthday week. The 2 teams who make it to grand finals can no longer gain any more technical, tactical or physical benefit from training to make them any more prepared for what they are right now for the...

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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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PLAYER DEVELOPMENT: HOW TO CHALLENGE YOUR PLAYERS

This is taken from an article in my files but again I didn’t note who it was by but lays out a process using an athlete-centered approach and in it they outline a basic progression of pushing your players to higher levels over and over again for continued long term development. It all starts with...

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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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