TRAP THE PLAYER TRAINING DRILL

In lower leagues of footy or teams that aren’t blessed with great skills all over the ground, defense is probably your best avenue to staying in games long enough to win them. What we’ll look at today is a training drill for defending in not quite super-tight congestion but more so in a scenario where...

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CONCENTRATION DRILL # 3 – DEFEND/BREAK THE ZONE

The final part if this concentration series we’ll look at a more integrated, game simulation type drill where concentration, awareness and communication are crucial to the defensive team stopping the the offensive team moving the ball freely. Players Required: 8 – 16 Balls Required: 1 Space Required: 25m x 60m Drill Level: Moderate I’ll show...

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CONCENTRATION WARM UP DRILL #2

I’ve stolen this drill from Glenn Strachan whois involved with the Northern Bullants in the VFL as a player (I think?) who I did some private sector work with late last year. I’d seen variations of this before but he called it the “brain surgeon” and it can get pretty tough with all that’s going...

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CONCENTRATION WARM UP DRILL

I read a little bit about player concentration the other day and like everything else, if you want your players to have it and, display it on gameday, then if you don’t you don’t put focus on it at training then the you the coach, is to blame, not the players. Players Required: 12/group but...

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3 GAME COMBO TRAINING DRILL

Today I watched a training drill from an Irish Gaelic coach today and thought how similar it looked to 1 I have already posted but also how I could make that previous drill also more game representative and wholla – the 3 Game Combo training drill is born. Players Required: Everyone who trains that night...

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GAME SIMULATION ONLY SESSION

We train to get better at games, that’s a given. The biggest problem that we all know is there is that you can’t just play games of football each and every week for fear of injury so we need to find other ways to train simulated under similar but different, conditions. My personal belief is...

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1ST TRAINING SESSION BACK – GAMES

Part 1  – Introduction Part 2 – Warm Up / Kick Development / Defense Part 3 – Line Work (Midfielders/Forwards/Backs) The last portion of training is now the games portion which allows to playeres to put into a competitve situation all the different information they’ve taken in and processed during the session so far. If you’ve designed...

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1ST TRAINING SESSION BACK – LINE WORK (MIDFIELDERS/FORWARDS/BACKS)

Part 1  – Introduction Part 2 – Warm Up / Kick Development / Defense At this point we’re about 30 – 35mins into the session and it’s time to break into groups. Grouping your players into their specific lines that they’ll most likley play in is all part of the stream lining approach as well...

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1ST TRAINING SESSION BACK – WARM UP, KICKING DEVELOPMENT, DEFENSE

Yesterday I kicked off this week’s “1st Training Session Back” series with an introduction on how all this came about and how I went about putting it all together. Today I’ll take you through the first 3 parts of the session and my thoughts on each of them as well as the specific training drills...

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