1ST TRAINING SESSION BACK – FULL LAY OUT

I sent out the weekly newsletter last night and in it I mentioned that with the uncertainly around the lifting of restrictions here in Melbourne, coupled with my team not having a committed senior coach at the time (as of about 4 – 5 weeks ago), I put together an 8 session pre-Xmas training plan...

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TRAINING ON THE EDGE

Every player has their own strengths and weaknesses and as a coach it’s our duty to build on those strengths and develop those weaknesses. Knowing how 99% of team training operates at the local/amateur level with everyone doing the same drill at the same time then we’re probably not attending to the strengths and weakness...

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10 STEPS TO DEVELOPING TRAINING DRILLS THROUGH YOUR GAME MODEL

I’ve harped on about game model’s for ages now and I’ll keep doing until every coach from division 8 under 12’s to AFL premiers has one. It’s greatest use is how it organises not only your game plan, but how you teach it and that trails through to how you can train far more effectively...

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10 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE AFL SPORTREADY GAME PLANS COURSE PART 2

I finished off my previous post after the first of 2 Zoom calls for the course with the 2nd one here having a huge focus on game vision and seeing how different tactics and strategies look in actual game situations. #6 – FAST PLAY OPTIONS For every mark your player takes, their teammates must strive...

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10 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE AFL SPORTSREADY GAME PLANS COURSE PART 1

A couple of weeks ago I took part in another AFL Sportsready course run by Austin Stubbs from AFLHP, this time looking at game plans. Earlier this year I took part in a skill acquisition course that I posted about here. It consisted of pre and post-course reading and questions, 2 x 2 hour Zoom...

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GAME SENSE COACHING APPROACH TO AFL BOOK REVIEW

Shane Pill is a PE Teacher and Author who runs his own site called Learning Through Sport. I’ve been following him for about a year and a half now and he’s always putting out good information that has been through the trenches throughout his coaching and teaching duties covering a variety of sports, with AFL...

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PSYCHOLOGICAL CO-ACTIVE PART 2

Grand Finals are won above the neck and here’s some more pointers on winning the psychological battle against yourself and assisting your players to do the same. Players might looked gassed but they might actuallybe freaking out mentally as they are unprepared for the gravity of the moment and all their senses and thus, output,...

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