TRAIN LIKE STEPH – DIY

Earlier in the week I took some points from Stephen Curry’s latest off-season programming based around training with a purpose and putting yourself in an environment that imparts game like stress on your training performance. With most local teams having maybe 3 – 4 coaches covering 50 – 60 players it’s hard to decide who...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – TRAIN LIKE STEPH

The 2021/22 NBA season stared last week and Stephen Curry was up to his usual tricks following a down game by his own admission in which he mucked around and still got a triple double in a win against the Lakers, with a perfect 10 for 10 and 25 points in the first quarter alone...

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PATIENCE WITH THE BALL TRAINING DRILL

I mentioned in a post last week that I analysed a bunch of games fro my local footy club from 2021 and 1 thing that was prevalent is a lack of patience with the footy in hand. There’s this thing in local footy, and it’s always there for a variety of reason, that breakneck speed...

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POSITIONAL PLAY (TOUCHLINE THEORY)

These points come from a soccer based article I read yesterday on positional play which is huge in soccer but also transfers to pretty much any team sport, football included, so I’ve added a fair bit of footy specific content to this to get your thinking juices flowing. Avid readers of my content would be...

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TRAIN GAMES WITHOUT THE GAME (5 TRAINING GAMES)

We train to get better at games except that we rarely use games in training, opting for cone to cone drills and maybe the odd 4v1 clearance drill which is not as game representative as you probably think it is. We know that footy is just bloody darn demanding and it’s hard to play actual...

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VERTICAL v WIDTH GAME PLAY

Football, and all team sports for that matter is a battle of time and space superiority with each an every game action based on where you can get to, how you can get there, how fast you can get there an once there, how effective can you be. This is happening not just for the...

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LEARNING = PERFORMANCE TRAINING DRILL (PART 3)

If you’ve read the previous 2 part on “Learning = Performance” you’ll now be aware of more effective methods of teaching from a coaching view to enhance learning on the player side of things. By incorporating “in the trenches” and scientifically backed learning principles/concepts such as deseriable difficulties, storage strength, retrievel strength, variable learning, interleaving...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – LEARNING = PERFORMANCE (PART 2)

After reading part 2 below, try your hand at developing a training activity that incorporates some of the things talked in this 2 part article series. Either make up a completely new training actvitiy or make alterations to an existing training activity you already use. Once completed then you can post in comments on my...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – LEARNING = PERFORMANCE (PART 1)

We train. We train to learn. We learn to become better players/teams. We become better players/teams from learning. Learning = Performance! Last week I did a 2 part series on coaching aspects to nail in season 2022 and here’s another that you can add to your list – create a learning-rich training environment. Below you’ll...

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NAIL THESE 6 ASPECTS OF COACHING IN 2022 PART 2

EXPECTATIONS The most important aspect of creating an setting expectations is that it gives you something to refer back to when you need it. As a coach of 40 – 60 players, all with varying degrees of committment, ability and reasons for playing footy, there is not a shadow of a doubt that you’ll run...

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