BUILDING PLAYER ANTICIPATION

Anticipation might just be the most under-rated part of football mainly because it seems hard to quantify but when it isn’t displayed you can definitely notice. This past weekend we saw great individual anticipation from Fremantle’s Michael Frederick to stay alert to the umpire’s call/s and run in to smother Noah Balta’s set shot that...

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2 x 5v4 TRAINING ACTIVITY

Having seen a heap of local/amateur footy in my days, when the ball is in the backline then the mantra is pretty much get the ball out of there using as few players as possible with as much territory as possible. Now that’s not a bad ploy but I’d bet more times than not that...

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GAME/TRAINING SCENARIOS – MOVE THE OPPOSITION TO MOVE THE BALL

This game scenario doesn’t really play out as such in the game video but it started to before the siren went and halted play. Regardless, just the 1 kick-mark option alone had the huge potential to set off dominoes, a basketball term, where once you draw 1 defender, you can use the initial outnumber to...

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4 SCHOOL FOOTY TRAINING ACTIVITIES I’VE USED THIS YEAR PART 3

Here’s another 4 training activities that I’ve used with my school team so far this season. Some of the activities are progressions of the same activity from the week/s prior and some train a specific aspect that we wanted to focus on from the previous week. As always we are dependent on training numbers between...

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3 ZONES OF FOOTBALL

The 3 Zones of Football present in every single action during a game but also ever-shifting because as soon as the ball moves, players move and each of the zones changes location depending on how far the ball has traveled. As the zones shift the same, or different players, from the previous action will fill...

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FEEDBACK – HOW, WHAT, WHEN

Feedback, and everything it entails which we’ll unpack below, is a real major driver in community football and can make or break the coaches ability to get what they want, and what they can, out of their respective groups. We often think of feedback as the image suggests, a good old fashion bake from Ron...

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4 SCHOOL FOOTY TRAINING ACTIVITIES I’VE USED THIS YEAR PART 2

Here are the 4 training activities I used for training session #2 with my school footy group a few months ago, that builds off of session #1 posted last week. 1 of the secrets of building adaptable players is to present activities that are similar but not completely different so they get exposure to similar...

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4 SCHOOL FOOTY TRAINING ACTIVITIES I’VE USED THIS YEAR

I’ve been incredibly busy with school holidays and thus peak coaching work so I haven’t posted for a while so here’s a free post on how this year I’ve taken the jump into coaching school footy in the AGSV system which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed. I’ll post all of these training sessions like this going forward...

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