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 message all over the ground. Motivation, Direction and encouragement. Do you have … [Read more...]
John Northey's Official online blog. This area will cover a range of topics and may often include a football drill that can be discussed directly with John and the Swooper Coach team.
Tackling – How are you coaching it? Are you? With the increasing fear of concussion and injury now becoming more apparent with the increase in medical knowledge, the fear of parents to place their children at risk and the rise in popularity of other sports without such issues – not to mention the now almost enforced strategy of deploying a press or zone defence at the top levels – tackling is … [Read more...]
COMMUNICATION Speaking from the platform of Coaching Skill required is, Understanding and being Understood Every day, in all sorts of ways, (Sports Club, School, Work, Socially, Coaching etc etc) we need to communicate with others. In football terms communication is SPOKEN Sometimes communication is WRITTEN Team Reports. Sometimes (communication) the message is sent via BODY … [Read more...]
Over the past few weeks studying AFL games I believe we are seeing subtle changes which WERE ingrained previously in our football makeup. What do we see, Players continue to give ball off quickly, very little or no thought of the position their team mate is in (understanding it’s HOT in the packs) then they continue to run to the next spot to receive. (this is why, players are now racking … [Read more...]
Is the Game Changing? The Wheel is Turning Over the past few weeks studying AFL games I believe we are seeing subtle changes which were ingrained previously in our football makeup. What do we see,? (My Opinion only). Watch this space. Post will be finalized shortly. Swooper. … [Read more...]
Click on any circle to open. Coaching football now requires more documentation than ever. When you are on a two or three year contract the more information you have of your club, players as well as strategies the better off you will be. First area to look at is Evaluation and Review section, looking back and looking forward. I suggest you do this exercise every four weeks, then looking … [Read more...]