YOUTH FOOTBALL SERIES #5 – EVERYTHING DOESN’T NEED TO GO ONLY FORWARDS ALL THE TIME

In the hastiness of coaches and parents yelling “go, go, go!” from the sidelines on each and every possession, youth footballers will feel that they are in extremely time sensitive situations and thus their vision will be tunneled and often the ball simply goes down the field in a straight line, whether there is a...

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YOUTH FOOTBALL SERIES #1 – WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE NEXT POSSESSION?

With everything finally back open in Melbourne, my youth football coaching work has opened back up so for the last 4 weeks I’ve been literally all over Melbourne doing that from Ascot Vale to South Morang to Sandringham to Box Hill to Bulleen to Mulgrave an finally finishing off all the way out at Doreen...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – DECISION MAKING DURING GAMES: DO THIS!

This is the final post to wrap up this study so hopefully over the last 14 posts you’ve learned a little bit about how to gain game information off of your players, who don’t see what you see and don’t feel what you feel in that given moment. This can help coaches better understand their...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – DECISION MAKING DURING GAMES: KNOWLEDGE OF OPPOSITION + DECLARATIVE KNOWLEDGE + ELITE v AMATEURS

No new terms today. KNOWLEDGE OF OPPOSITION Knowledge of the opposition’s tactical and individual tendencies can also guide perceptual strategies to make effective decisions during fast and slow thought Being consciously aware of movement tendencies can be detrimental to anticipatory performance as you are looking for specific information only and ignoring other information that could...

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