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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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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