Throughout the year, players should be encouraged to kick on both sides of their body. A player who can do has a significant advantage when it comes to playing at a higher level. Even if your player’s goals is not to play AFL, it is still important to teach both sides as it is a […]
Category: "Player Development"
Welcome! Hi everyone, we invite you to come and join us for our Vida Footy camp these holidays. We are running a School Holiday Camp for all junior level players 14 years and younger. We are already planning the two day camp and we really looking forward to meeting a lot of new players in […]
There are many ways to coach. Different techniques, visions, goals, values and communication methods. The end results of whatever coaching methods we use is usually measured in the success of the pre determined goal at the start of the season. In senior footy this is usually measured in a Premiership Flag, for juniors it should […]
Does positive youth development have a place in football coaching? From coaching, parenting and players there is a growing interest in bringing learnings from positive psychology to the sports field. Before we talk about how to facilitate positive sports environments though, we need to address the issue of why we should do this in the […]
Reaching Your Full Potential in Football – a mental training guide for athletes and coaches. MENTAL TOUGHNESS – With Damien Lafont from Vida Mind. Many athletes and coaches have heard of the world “mental toughness”. Most people assume that mental toughness is about using the mind to be become physically tough; but it’s so much […]
Kicking more and more is becoming a talking point within junior development and why so many juniors are struggling to kick an effective drop punt towards a specific area with control. Kicking a drop punt is very much a taught skill and the earlier you can start to develop the correct technique the better especially […]