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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.

Smells like footy season

MC CoachingLiked   Chatting to my 17 year old son Tom about the fact our local footy was meant to start today. I asked him how he felt? He said ‘people should step outside and smell the air’. I asked him why. He told me he went outside this morning and ‘it smelled like footy…

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Forward Structures with Variations

Objectives and responsibilities 1.To finish off and reward the efforts of your midfielders and defenders 2.To maintain scoreboard pressure 3.Looking to create scoring opportunities 4.Applying enormous pressure when the ball is in the 50m arc. Go to Forward Line Plays –  Top Right hand side in Categories    

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Running Drill

Endurance Running   Fartlek Tpye           Power running, sprint, jog   Players work in groups of 3 – 4. It is important to make sure players are well stretched or build into the running drill slowly. The drill is as follows; Groups all start at the same time on different starting cones. Power run (over ¾ pace) the…

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Every child deserves the opportunity

Normally people will send me an email with a good old fashioned clean joke, but not this morning. Read this as you won’t regret it. Two Choices, What would you do?….you make the choice. Don’t look for a punch line, there isn’t one. Read it anyway. My question is: Would you have made the same…

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Achieving Goals

The Career Coach/Player/ Student/Sports  Person: Setting and Achieving Goals The new year is a time for making plans for what you want to accomplish. I used to make resolutions, which were quickly given up on before the month of January was even over. Now, I prefer setting goals. Goals are dreams with deadlines. Goals must…

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Interpretation Forest Gump

Forrest Gump dies and goes to Heaven. He is at the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. However, the gates are closed and Forrest approaches the Gatekeeper. St. Peter says, “Well, Forrest, it’s certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must tell you, though, that the place is…

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