PSYCHOLOGICAL CO-ACTIVE – DAN ABRAHAMS PART 3

The 3rd and final installment of psychological co-active tips from Dan Abrahams. Cognitive Player Issues – Paying attention to cues and clues that are irrelevant/noise. Letting your mind wander. Will present as slow decision making through inexperience, inhibition through anxiety and an internal focus of attention too often. Learning – Promote learning rather than performance...

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PSYCHOLOGICAL CO-ACTIVE – DAN ABRAHAMS PART 2

Here’s another 15 tips from Dan: Training Environment – Shapes attitude, energy and effort and each of these aren’t simply traits players have or not, they are choices the player has to display or not, and you have to bring it out of them and players will become better at choosing them in their given...

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PSYCHOLOGICAL CO-ACTIVE – DAN ABRAHAMS PART 1

As I’ve mentioned many times before there’s 4 co-actives of performance: Tactical Psychological Technical Physical I’ve actually listed them in order of what I think is most important, especially for local/amateur football, with psychological being my number 2 behind tactical. My reasoning you ask? Tactics teach the player what to do and when. Psychological is...

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TRAINING SCENARIO – FAST PLAY DEFENSE (VIDEOS)

Once you’ve devised your list of training scenarios that you think are important to be successful at to win games, then choose 1 scenario that consistently presents itself during a game to focus on at training, in this case fast play defense. The concept of defender 1/2/3 isn’t new but is probably more a case...

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TRAINING SCENARIOS LIST

As I’m about the nuts and bolts of footy training being as representative of the game as possible, I believe the best way to go about that is through the use of scenarios. This resembles the game more than cone drills because it trains what does happen, not what you want to happen, which may...

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CONCENTRATION DRILL # 3 – DEFEND/BREAK THE ZONE

The final part if this concentration series we’ll look at a more integrated, game simulation type drill where concentration, awareness and communication are crucial to the defensive team stopping the the offensive team moving the ball freely. Players Required: 8 – 16 Balls Required: 1 Space Required: 25m x 60m Drill Level: Moderate I’ll show...

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CONCENTRATION WARM UP DRILL #2

I’ve stolen this drill from Glenn Strachan whois involved with the Northern Bullants in the VFL as a player (I think?) who I did some private sector work with late last year. I’d seen variations of this before but he called it the “brain surgeon” and it can get pretty tough with all that’s going...

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CONCENTRATION WARM UP DRILL

I read a little bit about player concentration the other day and like everything else, if you want your players to have it and, display it on gameday, then if you don’t you don’t put focus on it at training then the you the coach, is to blame, not the players. Players Required: 12/group but...

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GAME INTELLIGENCE PART 4

In the final part of this Game Intelligence series inspired by this monster article I’ll take a look at how movement fits into all this and finally in-game decision making, which is how everything presented up until now presents within a game, why it presents as such and who it presents to specifically. I’ve deliberately...

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