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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.
Concentrate on hitting your target by foot or hand. Marking the ball move off for handpass, follow your handpass until ball is cleared DON'T handpass and run to the next cone stay around the action. Think what is the Effect if I do, what is the Effect if I don't. Key Points Hitting target, Strong marks Quick hands Sharp movement Strong Support Communication … [Read more...]
Organise an evening with Parents and Players to go through your handbook, laying out Player Expectation and Responsibilities for the coming season. Hand out this document below to the parents only, on the night. Go through the document with all in attendance, they then will have a much better idea of their role while watching over the fence and where you are coming from as a Coach. (Next article … [Read more...]
We Coaches Have a "duty of care" Every person in sport, in every role, has the right to participate in an environment that is fun, safe and healthy, and to be treated with respect, dignity and fairness. Bullying denies participants these rights and can result in feelings of disgrace, embarrassment, shame or intimidation. Bullying can also affect an individual's athletic performance, level of … [Read more...]
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Your Action Plan As the warm up can be a little boring however essential, create a selection of warm up drills each week, this in turn keeps players interested in warming up correctly. Loosen up. Get your heart pumping. Increased heart thumping warms up your muscles and switches on your nervous system. ... Do some dynamic stretches. Stretch your warm muscles Practice. Move through … [Read more...]