John Northey

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…

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…

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…

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…


OFF SEASON MAINTENANCE TRAINING (Ideas Only) Two training sessions per week during the festive season One of the sad things about being fit is that if you do nothing you become unfit very rapidly. Hence the old saying “if you don’t use it you lose it”. In the six to eight week period (festive season)…

Pre – Season Template

Template for pre-season with stretching and running program prior to Xmas break. (2 sheets) click after 1st sheet. Pre season Template Ideas

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