NAIL THESE 6 ASPECTS OF COACHING IN 2022 PART 1

It’s a very tough landscape in the loocal/amatuer footy ranks at the moment where in the last month or so I must have seen 50 – 75 vacancies just hedre in Melbourne. With the uncertainty of the last 2 seasons + the uncertainty of players intentions going forward, the need great coaching at local/amatuer level...

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MELBOURNE GRAND FINAL ANALYSIS

I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the things Melbourne have perfected in season 2021 on their way to the most powerful (is that right word?) Grand Final victory in history. They don’t play a very complicated game the Dees but how they do it is obviously extremely effective after their dominant...

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SYDNEY SWANS GAME STYLE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING DRILL PART 4

This final introductory video shows how the Swans build their offensive lanes via their player, and thus ball movement, which also builds their defense at the same time. The player lanes was probably the real magic in the Swans offense in season 2021 as it keeps all 22 players in the play for as long...

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SYDNEY SWANS GAME STYLE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING DRILL PART 3

Once again we move towards more game representation when introducing this Sydney Swans game style to a new team. In this video we introduce defenders into the mix which will change how the activity looks but it shouldn’t change the processes and principles of play that the players follow, and go through, during the activity....

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SYDNEY SWANS GAME STYLE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING DRILL PART 2

Yesterday’s video outlined what I would use as.a starting point for teaching the Sydney Swans game style at local level. Today I progress the same training activity, layering towards something more representative of the game but you can’t start at the finish or you’ll find major gaps in learning and implementation on game day, where...

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SYDNEY SWANS GAME STYLE INTRODUCTORY TRAINING DRILL PART 1

I’ve been banging on about the Sydney Swans game style introduced in season 2021 for a while now and for good reason, it took us from 16th spot to 6th and 5 wins to 15 with a team full of youngsters, albeit very talented ones. It builds a player an thus ball movement pattern unlike...

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MESSAGE EXCHANGE RE: SYDNEY SWANS GAME STYLE AT LOCAL LEVEL

On the back of my posts on the new game style of the Sydney Swans in 2021, I was contacted about it by a local AFL coach over in WA interested in giving it a whirl in 2022. Here’s some of our messenger chat that might be useful which goes ito pretty good detail on...

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GAMES BASED MODEL – NICK GIES

The points highlighted in this post comes from an article from Canadian performance coach Nick Gies, who has extensive experience with youth development that this is aimed at, as well as NHL, CFL and UFC athletes. The best coaches talk the least while still getting what they want out of their players, acting more as...

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AFL SKILL DEVELOPMENT

The points in this post come from a report with a link I”ve had on my “get to at some point” list and once I got into it it’s ridiculous I didn’t look at it straight away. It’s titled “Challenging Traditional Practice Approaches to AFL Skill Development” prepared by Damian Farrow, a Vic Uni sports...

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SYDNEY SWANS GAME ANALYSIS R1 v BRISBANE P2

Here’s the 2nd half analysis of the Brisbane game from round 1 this season in another 15min video There’s more of what we’ve seen in my previous game analysis posts but in different situations so it’s important to see how the same thing can be achieved in many different scenarios. I had a chat with...

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