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Swooper My Journey - Now Available

I have undertaken this project, writing about my journey which has taken up so much of my life, from my playing days in football through to coaching.

I started out as a farmer.  As the drought took place in the late 60's and early 70's the only decision to make was to sell the farm, retire from VFL at the age of 27 and go coaching.  This was an area I was uncertain I could handle as I had never contemplated being a football coach, never in my wildest dreams.

I felt playing and coaching and having a full-time job would provide a good life for the family. I could never have expected this decision would lead to such a wonderful journey, shared by many, many people.

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Welcome to Swooper Coach

The result of over 40 years of experience of the VFL/AFL legend John Northey.

Over this time, John has gathered volumes of data and proven strategies on the game of Australian Rules Football which he has now decided to share with the rest of the world.

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Hear the latest from John "Swooper" Northey right here.
Ranging in topics and may often include a free football drill that can be discussed directly with John and the Swooper Coach team.

Joyous occasion when achieving success. WHY?

Joyous occasion when achieving success.                                 WHY? The joyous occasion we receive when achieving success from school, work, exams, promotion etc etc which are always very important in our life. After this great jubilation we get on with life and don’t think much about our achievements. In our success driven culture in the sporting arena and…

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Kick and Handball Warm up drill.

Warm up Drill. A little more concentration in the second part of the drill. Handball and Kicking warm up Drill   Click here. Once drill is opened up Click again to start drill going.

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The art of goal kicking.

From a direct shot, maintain a straight line. Follow directions. This will take many sessions to correct your run in. Goal Kicking Daniel Bradshaw Click on heading.

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Action, Effect, Results

This doc is about the effect if we Do, if we don’t. Effects Rules and Beyond Click Here.

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Giving Respect to all

Respect is the most important component of Coaching. Respecting the players   — Click below

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Living the Dream

Living the Dream (in a different way) In Phoenix , Arizona  a 26-year-old mother stared down at her 6 year old son, who was dying of terminal leukemia. Although her heart was filled with sadness, she also had a strong feeling of determination. Like any parent, she wanted her son to grow up & fulfill…

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Free AFL Football Drills

Drills to assist you in your coaching journey.

2 Way Run

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McLean Dropped (Omitted)

Benched or not you are part of the team. It wasn’t a good look. This type of action creates problems. (Poor me) Remember it’s all about the team. Carlton midfielder Brock McLean has been dropped, a week after failing to attend an AFL three-quarter-time huddle when subbed out of the game. McLean told the Blues…

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On field Leadership

What more can we say? Hawthorn Football Club are very lucky to have a player on the ground like this.  The multiple Norm Smith Medals probably indicate that as well though of course.  Watch the video below, share it your team if they missed it.  Communication is the key.  You should have leaders re-enforcing the…

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What is Swooper Coach?

Swoopercoach is an online learning centre for coaches and players to Commonsense Coaching created and managed by John “Swooper” Northey & his expert coaching team.

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