POSITIONAL PLAY (TOUCHLINE THEORY)

These points come from a soccer based article I read yesterday on positional play which is huge in soccer but also transfers to pretty much any team sport, football included, so I’ve added a fair bit of footy specific content to this to get your thinking juices flowing. Avid readers of my content would be...

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VERTICAL v WIDTH GAME PLAY

Football, and all team sports for that matter is a battle of time and space superiority with each an every game action based on where you can get to, how you can get there, how fast you can get there an once there, how effective can you be. This is happening not just for the...

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LEARNING = PERFORMANCE TRAINING DRILL (PART 3)

If you’ve read the previous 2 part on “Learning = Performance” you’ll now be aware of more effective methods of teaching from a coaching view to enhance learning on the player side of things. By incorporating “in the trenches” and scientifically backed learning principles/concepts such as deseriable difficulties, storage strength, retrievel strength, variable learning, interleaving...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – LEARNING = PERFORMANCE (PART 2)

After reading part 2 below, try your hand at developing a training activity that incorporates some of the things talked in this 2 part article series. Either make up a completely new training actvitiy or make alterations to an existing training activity you already use. Once completed then you can post in comments on my...

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NEXT LEVEL COACHING – LEARNING = PERFORMANCE (PART 1)

We train. We train to learn. We learn to become better players/teams. We become better players/teams from learning. Learning = Performance! Last week I did a 2 part series on coaching aspects to nail in season 2022 and here’s another that you can add to your list – create a learning-rich training environment. Below you’ll...

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NAIL THESE 6 ASPECTS OF COACHING IN 2022 PART 2

EXPECTATIONS The most important aspect of creating an setting expectations is that it gives you something to refer back to when you need it. As a coach of 40 – 60 players, all with varying degrees of committment, ability and reasons for playing footy, there is not a shadow of a doubt that you’ll run...

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NAIL THESE 6 ASPECTS OF COACHING IN 2022 PART 1

It’s a very tough landscape in the loocal/amatuer footy ranks at the moment where in the last month or so I must have seen 50 – 75 vacancies just hedre in Melbourne. With the uncertainty of the last 2 seasons + the uncertainty of players intentions going forward, the need great coaching at local/amatuer level...

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MELBOURNE GRAND FINAL ANALYSIS

I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the things Melbourne have perfected in season 2021 on their way to the most powerful (is that right word?) Grand Final victory in history. They don’t play a very complicated game the Dees but how they do it is obviously extremely effective after their dominant...

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