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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TRAINING ON THE EDGE – PSYCHOLOGICAL CO-ACTIVE

Part 1 – Training on the Edge Introduction Part 2 – Training on the Edge Kick Development Part 3 – Training on the Edge Decision Making Today we have a look at training on the edge in regards to the psychological co-active, or mental strength, but just a quick reminder of what training the edge really means...

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TRAINING ON THE EDGE – KICK DEVELOPMENT

A quick recap from the introduction yesterday that refers to training on the edge as “training a player at a specific level that lies just above or below their level of capability.” Here’s a quick way you can train kicking development in each and every player within a team training setting. Here’s what the basic...

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FORWARDS RUNNING PATTERN DRILL + PROGRAM

Local/amateur football training is extremely GENERAL where everyone does the same skill work and the same running work regardless of positional requirements. I’ll give this a pass “for now” because that’s how it’s always been done but from now on it’s not good enough and coaches need to do better. With time being maybe the...

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