Category: Coaching Strategy

Subiaco Forward Training Principles

How The Subiaco Football Club Coaches Their Forwards

SUMMARY: Imagine going behind the closed doors of a leading WAFL football club and seeing what they were doing to develop their forwards.Well in this article, Subiaco Assistant / Forwards Coach David Sierakowski does just all that and more to...

/ August 1, 2008
Football Stats that Matter

The Stats That Matter! (And What You Should Be Keeping)

SUMMARY: Stoppages… inside 50s… disposals… so what stats should coaches really be worried about in games of football? The answer may surprise you. Includes two stats that we recommend all grassroots coaches keep a track of. Background If you follow...

/ July 20, 2008
Hocket is the epitome of an Invasion Sport

Invasion Sports & Game Sense – Their relevance to young footballers

By Mark Neeld, Head Coach Western Jets FC (TAC Cup) and Coordinator of Health & Physical Education Geelong College Preparatory School Background Simply put, an invasion sport is a game between two opponents, one an attacker and one a defender, where...

/ May 10, 2008
Developing Junior Players

AFL Secrets To Developing Junior Players

With Andrew Lockyer, Former West Coast Eagles Player and Current Coach of the East Fremantle Colts SUMMARY: When you become a junior coach, you also become a custodian of the great game of Australian rules football. For it is your...

/ April 20, 2008
Team USA - Ladies Team

Teaching Those Who Have Never Played The Game – The American Experiment

SUMMARY: Imagine being given the task of teaching a group of kids how to play Australian rules football – even though none of them have ever seen or heard of the game? Below, how Coach AFL is attempting just that...

/ April 10, 2008
Teach AFL Defenders

Rules and Philosophies For Defenders – What Are Coaches Teaching Defenders Nowadays?

With Dale Tapping, Assistant Coach Of The Western Jets in the TAC Cup and former Defensive Coach of Williamstown In the VFL SUMMARY: A lot has been said about the importance of developing team rules so players know how they...

/ April 4, 2008
Sprint Training

Sprint Training for Australian Rules Football

Are You Neglecting One Of Footy’s Most Important Skills Without Even Knowing It? SUMMARY: What do Brownlow Medalists Ben Cousins, Shane Woewodin and Simon Black all have in common? Answer - They all went to AFL Sprint Guru Mark Neates...

/ March 8, 2008
Goal Kicking Technique

Coaching Goal Kicking Technique

With Simon Goosey, Specialist Forward Coach with the Western Bulldogs and Arguably The Greatest Forward Never To Play AFL Summary: Goal kicking technique is an important part of our game and one that can be surprisingly hard to teach sometimes....

/ March 4, 2008
AFL Blocking Techniques

Blocking – 5 Powerful Strategies To Free Up Players and Create Favourable Match Ups

SUMMARY: Blocking has been around for decades in the game of basketball where it has evolved into a fine art form. It has recently been introduced into the game of Australian rules football and is now commonly used in the...

/ March 1, 2008
Coaching Young Football Players

Understanding The Coaching Issues Surrounding Young Players – And The Strategies To Address Them

With Trevor Potts, Reserves Coach of the South Adelaide Football Club and one of the most successful coaches in SANFL history. SUMMARY: If you've ever coached a group young players, you'll understand the huge opportunities they offer -- as well...

/ October 3, 2007