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Coaching Australian Junior Football have shown improvement.

While coaching Australian Junior Football, I coached my son’s under eight team. After each game I wrote a game test that would be the basis for our next training game and pre-game team talk. I will note the things that need to be discussed and those that have shown improvement. Here is what I wrote about each game.

Game 1 against the Magpies No. 1 team. 1:

All of these things needed to be improved: construction; shepherding; football work on the floor; learning to run; learning to play forward; kicking and competing with the ball.

Game 2 against the Magpies No. 1 team. 2:

The problems with Game 1 were still there especially overcrowding and tagging their person.

Game 3 against the Pumas:

There was no shepherding and it was noisy again. They were slow to play. Improper kicking means they need to learn to look at the goal.

Game 4 against Panthers:

Then a little shepherding began. The players were not chasing enough to get the ball. Again the game was still very crowded.

Game 5 against the Vikings:

They had no confidence in last year’s prime minister. They were still struggling to meet the ball and needed to focus on playing their place. There was a rush to kick.

Still, they had two good points to deal with hitting well.

Game 6 against the Reds:

It was very bumpy. Ruck work requires more practice.

Herding and speaking and playing improved.

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Game 7 against the Vikings:

Picking up a ball and running to meet the needs of a gym ball. Holding on to the ball when someone wants to snatch it you need to practice. Learning to play requires more motivation and practice.

Game 8 against the Devil:

There has been a lot of “single climbs” against a weak team and players who are often out of place. Players were not always kicking at the goals.

Game 9 against the Roosters:

Being a marker requires negotiation. Players need to be aggressive in the ball with a lot of shakes.

10th game against the Panthers:

Once again the game was full of players scaring the ball.

There was a good deal

Game 12 against the Magpies No. 1 team. 1:

Tackling also got poor while the players were still fighting for the ball.

However their kicks were improving as well as playing forward.

Game 13 against the Pumas:

How to mark your husband needs work. The players are still waiting for the ball to arrive instead of attacking it. Shepherding also became a problem.

Playing forward continues to improve.

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Coaching Australian Junior Football Notes:

Below is something I have seen about the team’s progress during the season and beyond.

  1. Playing with better teams often sees a decline in level and playing habits especially due to lack of confidence.
  2. There are always a few new players in your team each year to reach the level.
  3. If a team plays against a team they know they can beat, you will find soccer players and players hungry for goals. They were as confident as they were at Rooster when the players were running very fast and getting into trouble.
  4. It is clear from the above that no real progress is being made. But as the year progresses the expectations rise and you expect more success.
  5. This year, our team was in the middle of the field in terms of skills and winning. In the under-ten tournament, they made it to the first finals and the following year won the premiership.
  6. Remember that success is not quick. It is important to teach boys skills and how to play the game correctly. Success will come to the players and the team. Help the boys to enjoy the game first and love it.
  7. It is important to note here that these guys were playing football before the arrival of the modified ball, “Auskick” and the rule of rotation.
  8. One point: do not forget that there will be slow developers. Some of the best AFL players have ever played football representing the people in their younger days. Some players will just love to play and love the club. These are usually the players who become team officials and staff in the future.

Coaches who feel successful with their players

The publication of the problem diary and the progress of the games was designed to show new coaches who feel successful with their players so that they understand that success usually comes in the slow moving forward. Keeping a diary allows you, at the end of the season, to see if you have really made progress with your team.

Our writer started playing Australian Football at the age of ten. His coaching career began at the age of 20 and continued into his 60’s. She has coached teams at school, regional, regional and national competitions. He has written a textbook for teachers and junior trainers called “Flying High for the Footy and Kicking Goals” which is available by sending an email to rrickboyce@bigpond.com.

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