Category: Coaching Strategy

Developing a Killer Backline

How To Develop a Killer Backline: 5 Cutting Edge Strategies From Melbourne Football Club Assistant Coach, Mark “Bomber” Riley

SUMMARY: Is the backline under-rated? The obvious role of the defensive unit is to stop the opposition scoring goals, but how many coaches teach their players that shots on goal by their own team are generally generated from the back...

/ September 4, 2007
Core Stability is a key Football Skill

Core Stability Training For Australian Rules Football

Summary: One of the hottest issues in professional football circles at the moment is something called ‘core stability’ training. It’s safe to say that every AFL club is incorporating it in their training regimes, along with other teams in professional...

/ July 20, 2007

Jason McCartney – On Playing, Coaching And Life After The AFL

SUMMARY: There is no name more synonymous with courage in Australian Rules Football than that of Jason McCartney. The former Fitzroy, Adelaide and Kangaroos key position player was horrifically burnt in the infamous Bali bombings of 2002 and faced a...

/ June 9, 2007
Perth Demons Football Club

How To Develop A Winning Football Culture – Includes 6 Strategies Simon Eastaugh Used To Change The Culture At The Perth Football Club in the WAFL

SUMMARY: No matter what grade your team plays in, your team will not improve and perform at its best if it doesn’t have a winning culture. This article details how Perth Football Club Coach Simon Eastaugh (former player with the...

/ May 9, 2007

How To Prepare A Side For Representative Football

SUMMARY: Selecting a representative side is difficult at any level of our great game - Australian Rules Football. There are several considerations to make, such as making sure the right representatives are chosen, putting the football side together and getting...

/ September 9, 2006
Port Adeliade Coach Matthew Primus

How To Get That Next Coaching Job

SUMMARY: With the previous season barely over, many football clubs across Australia start the search for their next coach, crossing their fingers and hoping that the next appointment will bring them that elusive premiership. This article outlines 4 tips to improving...

/ July 20, 2006
Essendon vs Frankston

The Success Secrets of Essendon Keilor College’s Elite Football Program

SUMMARY: Essendon Keilor College is the first established elite football school in Victoria. Their program has been so successful that in the 9 years since its beginning, the school has produced 13 players drafted into AFL lists, and over 50...

/ June 9, 2006