Tag: player development

Benefits of Training Games

Benefits of Training Games in AFL – Lessons From Brazilian Soccer

SUMMARY: Have you ever wondered why Brazil has dominated world soccer over richer European nations? Is the reason poverty? Is it because Brazilians are naturally more graceful? Or is because of a secret “training game” that the rest of the...

/ July 15, 2013
Matthew Llyod Quick Hands Drill

Matthew Lloyd’s Clean Hands Test – Delivering Accurately

This is a test used to test a player's ability to gather the ball cleanly and deliver quick accurate handballs using both preferred and non-preferred hands. It was developed by Essendon great Matthew Lloyd whilst at the AIS Football Academy,...

/ May 6, 2011
Harnessing the Natural Flair in Young Players

Coaching Kids with Flair: How To Harness The Natural Flair In Your Young Players?

With Collingwood legend Nathan Buckley SUMMARY: It is so common that nearly all of us who have coached for a while have seen one or two kids come through junior football who have that x-factor. Those who can take the...

/ April 7, 2011
The great John Wooden

It Takes 10 Hands To Score A Basket

Insights from the great John Wooden, named “Coach of the 20th Century” by ESPN and one of the most successful basketball coaches of all-time. SUMMARY: "A champion team will always beat a team of champions." You may have heard the...

/ October 10, 2010
Champions at the Highest Level

The Secrets of Success In Football: What Champion Athletes Do To Succeed And What Sports Psychologists Are Teaching Players At The Highest Levels

Summary: Have you ever wondered what the secret behind a champion's success is? Why some players achieve success against the odds while others with seemingly greater talent fail to live up to expectations? If you could change the way your...

/ June 5, 2010
Training Youth

Training and Developing Youth

Expert Advice from Gavin Bell, West Coast Eagles Development Coach SUMMARY: Managing youth has always been a tricky issue. What should you be teaching young players at training as a junior coach? And how should you manage a young player's...

/ August 1, 2009
Sports Psychology

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: How Effective Sports Psychology Can Transform The Culture and Performance Of Your Football Team!

With motivational guru Lee Harper-Penman. Includes 4 things you can "copy" to influence the culture and motivation at your club! SUMMARY: What exactly do sports psychologists do? And can they really make a contribution to your team? Recently we invited...

/ June 28, 2009
The powerful Collingwood Football Club

Confessions of a Collingwood Football Coach

Our No-Holds Barred interview with Collingwood Defensive Coach, Mark Neeld SUMMARY: Being one of the richest clubs in the AFL, Collingwood is famous for always being on the cutting edge of coaching strategy in football, and defence is no exception....

/ June 1, 2009

How The Vic Metro Under 16 Squad Is Preparing For The National Championships

With Andrew Johnston, Calder Cannons Development Manager and Coach of the Under 16s Vic Metro Team Summary: The Under 16s state championships are hotly contested each year between the major football states of Australia. It's also a fertile breeding ground...

/ May 18, 2009
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