AFL COMMUNITY CLUB COACH DEVELOPMENT STUDY PART 1

This post, or the study in full if you’re really keen, is a must-read for all local/community clubs with a focus on coach development for all coaches within your football club. Strap yourself in! Coaches are fundamental to the provision of sport experiences and player retention is more likely when players have a positive experience...

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COLLINGWOOD’S EXPLOSIVE OFFENSIVE LANE RUNNING (2 VIDEOS)

If you’re a coach, or simply a football lover, then First Crack on Fox Footy is a must-watch. This past week Kingy showed footage of the Collingwood “line” that is formed on fast play through the middle of the round which I suspect you’ve noticed during their games in some shape or form. I noticed...

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CONNECT 4 TRAINING GAME

We see it all the time in local football, especially in juniors, where the ball is your team’s back line, your mids have worked hard to assist the defender’s and then there’s a massive gap of no teammates between defensive and forward 50m area’s. In some cases this goes back to tactical design from the...

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3v3 TRANSITION GAME

We’ve got end to handball with defender/s in the middle and we’ve also got end to end handball where some of the offensive players in the previous rep take up defensive duties immediately after the ball has made it to their end and they both train transition but in only 1 of the 2 ways...

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RANDOM GAME DAY, TRAINING AND COACHING POINTS PART 2

I’ve got files and files and stuff I’ve pulled from my research/reading and one of them I have titled “Game Day” but it’s not really representative of what’s in there even though is some game day stuff but as the title indicates, it’s pretty random. Hence most, if not all of these points, could be...

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RANDOM GAME DAY, TRAINING AND COACHING POINTS PART 1

I’ve got files and files and stuff I’ve pulled from my research/reading and one of them I have titled “Game Day” but it’s not really representative of what’s in there even though is some game day stuff but as the title indicates, it’s pretty random. Hence most, if not all of these points, could be...

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CREATING A TEAM DEFENSE

This is a team defensive set up that Melbourne put to excellent use in their 2021 premiership year and still use a fair bit of in 2023. It’s a pretty simple formation that aims to force the opposition to kick it to where you want them to of which you can then organise your numbers...

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IN-GAME DECISION MAKING OF AFL COACHES (STUDY)

These notes come a recently released study titled “A Framework to Explain the In-Game Decision Making of Elite Australian Football Coaches.” Coaches relied on subjective/objective sources of information and consulted with assistant coaches, performance analysts and sports scientists Coaches regularly make complex decisions pertaining to training, strategic game-play decisions, athlete management, team selection and recruitment...

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CRAIG MCRAE INSIGHTS FOR SEASON 2023 – ROUNDS 1 – 6

Craig McRae has thoroughly confused the AFL landscape as watching Collingwood games is must see for all AFL-fans, firstly for their attack at all cost playing style but also the belief he has instilled in the group that they can win from any position imaginable. They make teams play to the full minutes and make...

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