WHAT’S THE SMALLEST COACHING CHANGE YOU’VE MADE THAT MADE THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE?

I’ve always got about 200 pages to catch up on reading wise and today I got to this Twitter post that I copied into my to-read files from soccer coach Tom Hartley who asked the question in the title. Like the players we coach, us coaches are also expected to upskill and improve on what...

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JUNIOR FOOTBALL MUSINGS

My 11yr old is playing under 12’s this year for his 8th consecutive year of footy comprising of 4 years of Auskick and now his 4th year of under aged football, including the year off in 2020. Junior football is a bloody tough gig at the moment with youth participation numbers at best maintaining but...

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GOT MYSELF A NEW COACHING GIG

I’ve managed to score a coaching gig at one of the grammar schools in Melbourne for term 2 and I’m pretty pumped about it. I’ll be 1 of 2 coaches of the senior 2nds team for the school but it’s a pretty quick turnaround with induction on Tuesday then training on the students first day...

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NEW MEMBERSHIP: TRAINING SCENARIOS FROM ACTUAL GAME SITUATIONS – PLAY SWITCH #1

I’m sure you all noticed film review post after film review post during the 2022 AFLW season, resulting in over 800 individual clips from the 100 videos taken from each of the 68 games from round 1 to the Grand Final. With all this film reviewing resulting in a form of data collection, once you...

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SHOULD WE BE MOVING AWAY FROM THE FUNDAMENTALS?

One of my major finds in Twitter-world 2022 has been basketball coach Alex Sarama and this post is based off some of his current content on the fundamentals of basketball and in sport in general, why coaches all over glue themselves to the fundamentals of their and why they should embrace the complete opposite of...

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AFLW GRAND FINAL – ADELAIDE v MELBOURNE FILM REVIEW

After 68 games, 100 videos and 805 clips, the Adelaide Crows have solidified their place in AFLW history by winning their 3rd premiership and with expansion coming in season 2022 part 2 (?), it’s gonna be a while before see a dynasty like this again. This membership will remain as it is and in my...

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ROUND 2 MINDSET!

Last week I posted 10 gems from coach Dan Abrahams who does a heap of work around the psychological aspect of performance, the most underutilised area of sport performance in local/amateur sport. Hopefully you were able to use some of the pointers from last week and here’s some more to get your psychological juices flowing....

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AFLW FINALS WEEK 2 – MELBOURNE v BRISBANE FILM REVIEW

Video x 12mins. Includes: Both teams getting past the fall of the ball n the wet Melbourne Team Def Cutting Off Brisbane Switch Melbourne Beating Brisbane with Front Half Speed Brisbane Perfect Crumbing Running Pattern...

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