COLLINGWOOD v ADELAIDE GAME ANALYSIS

As usual I gave the Collingwood game a close look, being very interested into seeing if they continued with the center bounce trend from last week v West Coast. These 4 clips consist of 2 center bounce clearances won by Collingwood, 1 won by Adelaide via negating the sweeper getting drawn too far in and...

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SYDNEY TEAM CONNECTION ON DEFENSE/OFFENSE

Since 2021, Sydney have used a pretty basic but discipline requiring formation to stay connected on offense and defense what I’ve unorignally coined, “666”. It’s a formation that allows them to defend and attack with as many as close to all 18 players as possible and is probably the main reason we consistently have outnumbered...

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COLLINGWOOD v WEST COAST GAME ANALYSIS

If you caught this game over the weekend then you’d be hard pressed to notice the complete center bounce clearance dominance from the Pies in the 1st half resulting in I think, 7 goals, a Pies record from center clearance. This video shows 4 instances of Collingwood’s dominance here and how they dragged the West...

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MELBOURNE/CARLTON + SYDNEY/FREMANTLE GAME ANALYSIS

Plenty of game clips from this past weekend’s games with a heavy focus on Sydney/Fremantle (today) and Collingwood/West Coast (tomorrow) with a couple of others sprinkled in as well. Today we have look at: Melbourne winger Ed Langdon keeping his width at all costs Sydney using a short possession enabling them to push their defenders...

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DECIPHERING UMPIRING DECISIONS

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JULY 23: during the round 19 AFL match between the Sydney Swans and the Adelaide Crows at Sydney Cricket Ground on July 23, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/AFL Photos) Umpiring is the hardest job in football with most decisions being based off interpretations rather then yes or no/right or...

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FRONT PRES DEFENSE TRAINING ACTIVITY

Earlier in the week I posted a video clip fro the Sydney Swans showing them executing what I call front press defense, and the 2 most important components to making that work. Today I present a training activity designed for exactly this, which gives a the baseline version and then the advanced version that I...

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SYDNEY FRONT PRESS DEFENSE

This short video clip shows Sydney putting the clamps on a GWS handball chain down the SCG wing. It perfectly shows the 2 components of this tactic being: 1 – Leaving your direct opposition or space to impact the ball receiver/carrier as fast as you can, trusting your teammate/s to also leave their man/space to...

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THE SKILL-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP STUDY PART 2

Continuing on from yesterday, these notes come from a 30-page long study titled “A Theory on the Skill-Performance Relationship” and looks at how skill and performance are entwined in various parts of life, but I’ll keep it sports-related. There’s plenty of notes here that should be able to influence some changes in your coaching approach...

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THE SKILL-PERFORMANCE RELATIONSHIP STUDY PART 1

These notes come from a 30-page long study titled “A Theory on the Skill-Performance Relationship” and looks at how skill and performance are entwined in various parts of life, but I’ll keep it sports-related. Part 1 today and part 2 tomorrow or Friday – strap in! It can be examined at the technical, behavioral, psychological...

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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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