JUNIOR SPORT PROGRAMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PART 2

GERMANY FOUNDATION PHASE We touched on Germany Youth Soccer above and here’s a bit on more on some of the changes they made to make youth soccer developmentally fair, age appropriate, more game time, more dribbling, more individual success, more goals and more ball contacts. In U11’s they switched from 7v7 to small sided games...

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JUNIOR SPORT PROGRAMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD PART 1

I’m always interested in reading how other sports and clubs from around the world set up their junior programs as I strongly believe we could be doing it much better over here, especially for Aussie Rules Football. We have huge dropouts from under 12’s to u16’s and that definitely filters into senior ranks down the...

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THE CAVE OF ADULLAM DOCUMENTARY

The Cave of Adullam follows Detriot-based martial arts teacher Jason Wilson and his teachings within his facility. He focuses heavily on releasing past and current trauma through various techniques, not just martial arts, for not just kids but adults as well. The hyperlink above says it will take you to the movie but it doesn’t...

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SAME GAME, DIFFERENT CLASSROOM

If you’ve kept up with reading my content then by now you should have some familiarity with constraints and how they can provide affordances for your players which is one of the strongest learning methods there is, especially in team sports. To quickly recap, constraints are alternative rules a coach can include in traditional games...

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10 TIPS FOR IMPROVING CLUB CULTURE PART 3

I’ve done another of these back in Jan/Feb 2020 and I have a heap these so I should do them more regularly plus there might be 1 specific point that you decide could take your club to the next level and then it’s all about action. The season has already started but building culture should...

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3 GAME/TRAINING SCENARIOS – SLOW PLAY + MOVE THE BALL TO MOVE THE OPPOSITION + CREATING A RUN FROM BEHIND PASSING OPTION

As promised here’s another 3 game/training scenario’s for you to use at training and today we look at slow play, moving the ball to move the opposition to create passing options and creating a running from behind passing option. #1 – SLOW PLAY GAME MOMENT – MARK BY KEY FORWARD IN DEFENSIVE HALF PREVIOUS GAME...

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3 GAME/TRAINING SCENARIOS – KICK OUT + RUN FROM BEHIND MARK OPTION + DEFENDING WITH AN OUTNUMBER

I haven’t done any of these for a while so I’ll do 3 here today and another 3 tomorrow with kick out, run from behind mark option and defending with an outnumber today and then slow play, too fast/too deep and move the ball to move the opposition tomorrow. #1 – KICK OUT PREVIOUS GAME...

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COACHING OPTION MAKING

These notes come from an article from soccer coach David Garcia about option making from teammates off the ball so the player with ball can have an easier time making positive decisions and I add some real AFL specific scenarios at the bottom of the article. Playing football is a constant decision making process and...

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4+2 v 4+2 TRAINING ACTIVITY

This is a forward/defensive 50 game that’s pretty easy to set up and get going quickly once players know their roles. I’ve made the example with 12 players but you could easily increase that up to 16 players with 6v6 in the main area while staying with the 4 neutral players. This is how it...

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COLLINGWOOD’S CORRIDOR POSITIONING BUILDING THEIR OFFENSE

Earlier in the week we looked at Collingwood’s defensive positioning allowing them to transition off turnover in a matter of seconds and today we’ll look at something similar but within a different stage of the game. This mostly used on kick outs but also on slow plays that they initiate from deep in defense. It’s...

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