4 OPTIONS TRAINING ACTIVITY

This is a kicking and decision making training activity that also trains various patterns of play and being another option if you get ignored initially. I’ll post the level 1 layer of this in the video below and then give you some extra options to layer this with below it. Different layers you can to...

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ESSENDON DEFENSE, WEST COAST GETTING LENGTH, SYDNEY GOING INSIDE FORWARD 50

3 clips of vision from this week’s round. 1 – Essendon showing their defensive chops – who would have thought? 2 – West Coast getting ultra-speed on the ball and the ensuing length as well 3 – Sydney 2-man forward 50 play for mark 15m from goal...

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1 LINERS FROM MY RESEARCH FILES – TEACHING

The first 5 parts of this series has covered youth development, learning, coaching, club culture and gameday, and today we look at 52 1 liners relating to teaching. Correct/Incorrect/Correct Model (John Wooden) – show the correct technique then show what the athlete did and how it was wrong and then show the correct technique again...

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SYDNEY DEFENDING KICK OUT + CREATING/UTILISING AN OUTNUMBER

Here we have another couple of clips from the weekend, focusing on my beloved Sydney Swans. Clip 1 looks at Sydney defending an opposition kick in (we looked at Collingwood doing the same yesterday) where they read the Gold Coast kick in and get numbers to that side. Clip 2 looks at Sydney not only...

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COLLINGWOOD DEFENDING A KICK OUT + SYDNEY STOPPAGE SET UP

Here are 2 short clips from last week’s round of AFL. In clip 1 I look at Collingwood defending kick outs of which I’ve looked at numerous times in the last couple of seasons. In clip 2 I look at a set up Sydney used in the early stages of their game to take away...

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COGNITIVE LOAD THEORY

These notes come from a piece posted over at Inner Drive, a student learning research-based company from the UK, explaining the ins and outs of cognitive load theory.\ At its core, CTL emphasises the fact that our working memory has a very small capacity so if new information isn’t transferred to long term memory (which...

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THE ADAPTABLE COACH (STUDY)

This study came out a couple of weeks ago and is a must-read for today’s coaches, most of who has come through the coaching ranks with a direct instruction-based approach that doesn’t assist players in the chaos of a game on its own. Instead it suggests how to also incorporate ecological dynamics approach for the...

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SUCCESSFUL CENTER BOUNCE TWEAK FROM SUNDAY’S GAME

I was appointed to coach an under 18 team for 2024 but we couldn’t quite get the numbers early enough (it’s a junior club only, no seniors at all) so I’ll be assisting the under 16’s as well as helping other coaches at the club for training and potentially games as well. We had a...

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DEFENDING SLOW PLAY WHILE OUTNUMBERED

This is a quick clip looking at Brisbane defending a Melbourne slow play off an intercept mark and how 1 Brisbane player defends 2 Melbourne players, and the most dangerous space, all at the same time while making the least damaging kick for the ball carrier undeniable which all enables to help Brisbane keep their...

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FRONT PRESS DEFENSE TRAINING ACTIVITY LEVELS 1 & 2

I’m club coaching this year with another coach for an under 16’s team as my appointed under 18 team didn’t have the numbers to get through the season so we called that last week. We’ve been training as a combined group anyway since we started in Jan so everything I taught the 18’s has been...

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