FOOTY FOCUS ONLINE PROGRAM

Here’s a short video on the all-new Footy Focus Online Program I want to run focusing on using an holistic approach in regards to long term athletic development to improve your child/player’s performance on and off the feild. If you’re an Aussie Rules Football coach or a youth football player parent then this program could...

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WAS THIS ESSENDON GOAL A PRODUCT OF POOR JUNIOR COACHING LANGUAGE?

Over the weekend I posted a clip from the Essendon/Collingwodd game on some of my socials with this message – “…Coaching Language Fails‬   ‪“Push over and help” when you miss a kick.‬   ‪Drummed into players very early and works at training as the drill/play is all in front if you but in a...

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POSSESSION + COMPACT DEFENSE TRAINING DRILL

Players Required: 12/group Balls Required: 1/group Space Required: 30 x 30m Drill Level: Medium This drill provides a scenario that requires both defense and offense to work through it making it a very efficient drill in that regard. https://aussierulestraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Possession-Compact-Defense.mp4 For the defensive team (the blue team) their job is to push up to whoever has...

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1 LINE COACHING GEMS FROM ALL SPORTS

I compile coaching information form an extremely wide variety of sports all over the world because principles remain the same and it’s only the methods that change. Below you’ll find 1 line coaching gems from sports including running, basketball, rugby and soccer. After reading these my suggestion is to write a little something about each...

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COVID-19 RESTRICTION SPECIFIC TRAINING DRILLS – WHISTLE SWITCH KICK

Players Required: 4/group Balls Required: 2/group Space Required: 15 x 15m Drill Level: Easy Here it is… https://aussierulestraining.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Whistle-Switch-Kick.mp4 Pretty straight foward this badboy. I would layer this drill like this: Layer #1 – Set up a 5 x 5m square and use handball Only Layer #2 – Set up a 10 x 15m rectangle and...

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SYDNEY SWANS FAKE KICK OUT TACTIC

I can’t remember if this was from last week’s game against North Melbourne or the week before against Essendon but the mighty Sydney Swans used a nice little tactic to throw the opposition of where their kickout was going. This is pretty easily replicable for any club as long as the game model is being...

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INDIVIDUAL TACTICS v TEAM TACTICS

Over the weekend I read this article that really nailed why individual and team tactics should really be at the forefront of your team training and how training tiny aspects in isolation with zero game context WILL NOT transfer to anything that is required within a game. The article was pretty much summed up with...

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BALL MOVEMENT DRILLS PART 2

Earlier this week I had a local junior coach here in Melbourne contact me about how to go about training ball and player movement and I responded with quite a lengthy post on it. He sent me some feedback last night saying the boys really enjoyed it and could clearly see the benefits of the...

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