SPRINTING – THE EASIEST TRAINING FOR THE GREATEST PAY OFF

I’m all up in the Olympics as usual with the sprints always the highlight for me and back when I started this blog in 2009 (!) I posted p-lenty on the subject of speed, it’s importance in sports performance and how dedicated speed training is severely lacking at all levels of local/amateur football…and it still...

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WEEKLY MINDSET PROGRAM

These days I read as much content I can find on athletes and teams from different sports just as much as tactical content. I have posted countless times before about the 4 co-actives of sports performance (tactical, technical, physical and psychological) and how the 4th co-active there is rarely, if ever, the focus for local/amateur...

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MY JUNE/JULY RUNNING PROGRAM

I’ve posted my go-to aerobic/anaerobic threshold training program before (level 2 membership) but here’s what it looks like in real time for me. I don’t usually do fatigue-ish running during the season as there’s more then enough of it in games and at footy training already, instead opting for specific speed work. At 43 years...

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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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OFF-SEASON WOMENS FOOTBALL TRAINING PROGRAM

I put this together about a year ago for the women football players at my local club for some training to do before actual footy training started. It is split up into 3 parts: #1 – Robustness / Injury Prevention Using bodyweight exercises it has a focus on the lower body specifically to decrease the...

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DON’T ARGUE TRAINING PROGRAM

Apart from the high mark, the greatest spectacle of individual play in the AFL these days is the fend-off, or the “DON’T ARGUE.”   As footy has become more and more congested and contested, being able to create some space, any space, to get an effective handball or kick away is of great importnace.  ...

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TRAINING PROGRAMS DIRECTORY

4 WEEK TEMPO RUNNINING OFF SEASON PROGRAM (endurance) ACCELERATION LEVEL 1 (speed) LOWER BODY STRENGTH PROGRAM (strength) HILL SPRINTS PROGRAM (speed) HAMSTRING STRENGTH (speed/injury prevention) UPPER BODY HYPERTROPHY (hypertrophy) HOME TRAINING PROGRAM FOR WOMEN’S PLAYERS (women’s football) LOWER BODY FINE TUNING PROGRAM PART 1 (injury prevention) HAMSTRING STRAIN RETURN TO PLAY PROGRAM (injury rehabilitation) GOT...

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ANAEROBIC THRESHOLD TRAINING PROGRAM

I’m about to give you the secret…the secret to endurance training. I’m going to tell how it works and how that translates to increased running ability. What most footy teams is increasing your running power, it’s simply getting you back from a low base to a medium, maybe high base but year in, year out,...

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