IMPROVE YOUR TIME TO FATIGUE TRAINING PROGRAM

OK, you start your watch and head out for a run, get back and look at the time. A 25sec personal best over 3kms, great. You continue with this method time after time and at some point, more often sooner before later, you can’t really beat your time anymore. You can close to it, but...

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TRANSFORM YOUR COACHING WITH CHRISTIAN LAVERS/DOUG LEMOV PART 2

This is the 2nd part of a 2 part post of notes from an article/video posted by Doug Lemov, about a video of soccer coach Christian Lavers. I went to coaching immediately after reading/watching this and with it fresh in my mind put some of it into action – especially the part on maintaining the...

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ORLA (O’DWYER) RUNS TRAINING PROGRAM

It’s off-season time which also means…gulp…running time. For a speed profile athlete like myself, traditional running is a simply terrible thing as I’m a million % better at sprint and rest programs and anything that puts me in the “middle” spikes my rate of perceived effort (RPE) and heart rate (HR) a pretty much as...

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FOOTY SPECIFIC SPRINT TRAINING PROGRAM

Let’s start with a very quick theory lesson. In team sports you have what’s called mechanical output and operational output. Mechanical output refers to what you can do, in this case how fast you can sprint, unopposed with zero obstacles or constraints such as other players and the ball. A basic 20m sprint is a...

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TRAIN LIKE STEPH – DIY

Earlier in the week I took some points from Stephen Curry’s latest off-season programming based around training with a purpose and putting yourself in an environment that imparts game like stress on your training performance. With most local teams having maybe 3 – 4 coaches covering 50 – 60 players it’s hard to decide who...

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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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