Johns Blog

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.

Coaches Interview

A questionaire from one of my members. Coach Interview I had a few years ago. G’day John, if you could provide as much feedback for the questions as possible, it’d be very much appreciated. Thanks for your time! What is your coaching philosophy? Footy is not a hard game to play Everyone in the football…

For our Coaches (Puzzle)

Puzzle How many triangles in the centre square of the MCG Puzzle How many angles  

Keeping in shape

Keeping in shape. Even though we don’t know when footy/ sport may start again  we need to maintain our fitness. Attached is a PPS for your perusal. Click on heading. When open Click to move to the next slide. Keeping in Shape  

Walking the Boundary

Start training by walking the boundary and pointing out certain areas and what happens in this part of the ground. I would only do one section prior to training so the young players understand  and retain  the instructions given. (idea only) Attached is a PPS click on the heading. Walking the boundary and Positions  

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…

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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