MELBOURNE GRAND FINAL ANALYSIS

I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the things Melbourne have perfected in season 2021 on their way to the most powerful (is that right word?) Grand Final victory in history. They don’t play a very complicated game the Dees but how they do it is obviously extremely effective after their dominant...

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MESSAGE EXCHANGE RE: SYDNEY SWANS GAME STYLE AT LOCAL LEVEL

On the back of my posts on the new game style of the Sydney Swans in 2021, I was contacted about it by a local AFL coach over in WA interested in giving it a whirl in 2022. Here’s some of our messenger chat that might be useful which goes ito pretty good detail on...

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GAMES BASED MODEL – NICK GIES

The points highlighted in this post comes from an article from Canadian performance coach Nick Gies, who has extensive experience with youth development that this is aimed at, as well as NHL, CFL and UFC athletes. The best coaches talk the least while still getting what they want out of their players, acting more as...

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AFL SKILL DEVELOPMENT

The points in this post come from a report with a link I”ve had on my “get to at some point” list and once I got into it it’s ridiculous I didn’t look at it straight away. It’s titled “Challenging Traditional Practice Approaches to AFL Skill Development” prepared by Damian Farrow, a Vic Uni sports...

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SYDNEY SWANS GAME ANALYSIS R1 v BRISBANE P2

Here’s the 2nd half analysis of the Brisbane game from round 1 this season in another 15min video There’s more of what we’ve seen in my previous game analysis posts but in different situations so it’s important to see how the same thing can be achieved in many different scenarios. I had a chat with...

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SYDNEY SWANS GAME ANALYSIS R2 v BRISBANE P1 of 2

During the year I analysed Sydney Swans games against West Coast in round 16 and again last week against GWS in the elimination final. What I’m doing at the moment is going back through some games earlier in the year to see how things looked initially and to see if the Swans altered anything as...

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SYDNEY SWANS Q4 VIDEO ANALYSIS v GWS

Today is the analysis video of the 4th quarter of the Swans elimination final loss to GWS last weekend. The more I analyse the Swans ball movement, the more I am convinced that this is extremely doable at local/amateur level, and I’ll definitely look to use this if I end up coaching in season 2022....

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SYDNEY SWANS Q2 VIDEO ANALYSIS v GWS

Yesterday I posted a 20min video looking 10 different play actions from the 1st quarter. Today we have an 11min video looking 9 different play actions from the 2nd quarter and you can start to see some patterns emerging during the game, and even more if you’ve been following my Swans game style posts from...

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SYDNEY SWANS Q1 VIDEO ANALYSIS v GWS

With my beloved Swannies not making through the elimination final (devestating by the way!), I thought I’d take 1 last look at the new and improved game style we’ve rolled out in 2021 and one that I think we can build on even further in 2022 for a top 4 finish. Today I’ve made a...

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