4 LEVELS OF SKILL ACQUISITION

These are notes taken an article from Irish coach Phil Learney. STAGE #1 – WHAT THE ATHLETE DOES What can you get the athlete to do Experts practice differently and enhance their own strategies via self regulation such as goal setting, task strategies, imagery, self instruction, time management, help seeking, environment structuring, self evaluation and...

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DON’T ARGUE TRAINING PROGRAM

Apart from the high mark, the greatest spectacle of individual play in the AFL these days is the fend-off, or the “DON’T ARGUE.”   As footy has become more and more congested and contested, being able to create some space, any space, to get an effective handball or kick away is of great importnace.  ...

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RESTRUCTURING JUNIOR FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT/TRAINING

I’ve had this note about structuring junior football on my phone for 6 months now so it’s time to do something with it, although I might not make many friends with this post. For memory someone asked on social media somewhere about what to do with them at training or how to do whatever…I can’t...

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PLAYER MOTIVATION + OPTIMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

These are notes taken from a 3 part article series from UK Senior Coach Developer who has a lotof great articles here. Plenty of super takeaways here so make your self comfortable. The self determination theory (SDT) is made up of autonomy (a sense of control over your own life/volition), competence (being effective/skilful) and relatedness...

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COACHING LANGUAGE

I’ve discussed coaching language before a little bit on this site in the past and it’s still very much a very underappreciated skill in any coaching job.   What you say and how you say it can have HUGE implications on how your players interpret it.   Any interaction between coach and player generally follows...

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GAME MODEL – TRAINING THE MICRO MOMENTS (6 VIDEOS)

Even at local/amateur level, the focus on team defense in footy is clear to see with zones, clusters and the like. The part I want to focus on is the “team” part which means that everyone is working on conjunction with everyone else on their team but as dictated by the opposition. It’s not what...

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4 THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN COACHING FUNDAMENTAL AFL SKILLS COURSE

3 weeks or so ago I took part in a course run by AFL Sportsready on the coaching fundamentals of AFL skills. It was presented by Austin Stubs over at AFLHP Coaching who has worked at pretty much every level of football you can imagine, including the AFL, last employed at Essendon FC before the...

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TRAINING PROGRAMS DIRECTORY

4 WEEK TEMPO RUNNINING OFF SEASON PROGRAM (endurance) ACCELERATION LEVEL 1 (speed) LOWER BODY STRENGTH PROGRAM (strength) HILL SPRINTS PROGRAM (speed) HAMSTRING STRENGTH (speed/injury prevention) UPPER BODY HYPERTROPHY (hypertrophy) HOME TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN’S PLAYERS (women’s football) LOWER BODY FINE TUNING PROGRAM PART 1 (injury prevention) HAMSTRING STRAIN RETURN TO PLAY PROGRAM (injury rehabilitation) GOT...

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