John Northey

The Rushed Behind is worth more than 1 point

The rushed behind is worth more than one point. Rushing a behind by a backline player is really an act of submission and defeat. He has decided that he is forced to bring an end to an impossible situation. The only way out is to concede.

UMPIRING Suggestion.

We coaches have a responsibility to help our great game. Year in year out, leagues are having an enormous problem recruiting umpires. All coaches need to take more interest in umpiring and the development of umpiring for the sake of the game.

SHEEDY —- The Enduring Mentor

What right have the media gurus to tell Kevin Sheedy (after 27 years at the helm) he is finished as a coach, or at least should give up coaching at Essendon. The advice is particularly ironic because most media personnel have never coached VFL or AFL football, and only a handful have played the game…

Helping your fellow coach

Can we help a fellow coach?I have very recently been appointed as coach for one of our clubs under 8 sides. 99% of these junior players have just come up into the under 8’s for their first season from under 6’s.

Coaches Stressing Out Prior to Game

Stress is a feeling that’s created when you react to certain events. It’s the body’s way of rising to a challenge and preparing to meet a tough situation.

AFL Football Operations Rule changes

AFL Football Operations Manager Adrian Anderson said the Commission and the Laws of the Game Committee had studied detailed examinations of the trends in AFL football over the last 40 years. “The core objective of the AFL Commission, and the Laws of the Game committee, when examining the direction of our game is to enhance…

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