TYPES OF KICKS USED IN ROUND 1

In my previous post I looked at a study recently released that aimed to find correlations between collective behavior and team performance in regards to how tactical, technical, physical and psychological actions affect the outcome of AFL games. One of it’s conclusions was that it may be beneficial to focus on optimising attacking via low...

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THE STRUCTURAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE 4 CO-ACTIVES OF PERFORMANCE IN AFL

A few weeks ago my Twitter feed was blessed by this post from a skill acquisition specialist from Sydney Job Fransen. The post was about a study he was a part of conducting with a bunch of others called “A Holistic Analysis of Collective Behavior and Team Performance in Australian Football via Structural Equation Modeling”,...

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“THE W” PODCAST – SCOTT GOWAN EPISODE + LOW SCORING DILEMMA

Being a Sydney Swans supporter and the latest episode of The W podcast by Sam Lane and Sharni Norder being released, I gave it a listen last night as I have a few of the episodes so far – it’s an excellent podcast actually coming from a non-podcast listener. I wanted to hear from Scott...

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YOUTH FOOTBALL SERIES #8 – DON’T KEEP RUNNING AWAY FROM THE BALL CARRIER

This is an issue at most levels of football really where once we get the ball it seems there is no other option but to go forward as quick as we can. This stems from we do at training where there are no defenders and thus constraints to limit the options we can do with...

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SYDNEY SWANS 2021 GAME STYLE PACKAGE NOW AVAILABLE

Imagine being a local/amateur football coach and having in your possession a pretty revolutionary style of footy that is literally played by 1 football team in all of Aussie Rules Football, and that your club could be the 2nd. Just yesterday I read this (paraphrased) quote on Twitter: “…the biggest barrier to adopting modern approaches...

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YOUTH FOOTBALL SERIES #7 – MOVE THE OPPOSITION TO MOVE THE BALL

You’ve got the ball inside your forward 50 but the opposition has a lot of players back which hinders you on 2 fronts. Firstly your severely outnumbered so your chances of winning possession of the ball are quite slim, but in your own forward 50 we know that’s not the end of the world. Secondly,...

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AFLW ROUND 1 – RICHMOND v ST KILDA FILM REVIEW

For full access current members will need to upgrade to a level 3 membership. Richmond v St Kilda Part 1 x 14mins Includes: Take 100% Options as Often as You Can Wing Positioning and Your Options Out of It Tactically Nailing Outnumber Advantages Part 2 x 14mins. Includes: How a “Just Good Enough” Opposite Foot...

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MY LATEST RESEARCH ON ALL THINGS ACL’s

NOTE – I don’t want to add negative connotations to female sports and ACL injuries as there are far more sportswomen who haven’t done ACL’s then who have but there was recently a study that showed clinicians should stop overtreating and where 1 session of high quality education, advice and a self management plan was...

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YOUTH FOOTBALL SERIES #5 – EVERYTHING DOESN’T NEED TO GO ONLY FORWARDS ALL THE TIME

In the hastiness of coaches and parents yelling “go, go, go!” from the sidelines on each and every possession, youth footballers will feel that they are in extremely time sensitive situations and thus their vision will be tunneled and often the ball simply goes down the field in a straight line, whether there is a...

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YOUTH FOOTBALL SERIES #4 – SLOW DOWN WHEN NEEDED

A pretty big focus I bring to my coaching is to slow down either through the ball carrier purposefully taking time to dispose the ball from a mark, or as a team to possess the ball using 100% options for as long as they can. All I say during these activities is basically ” find...

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