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19 03, 2016

PRINCIPLES of PLAY

By | March 19th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

At our end of year conference in December, we mentioned and highlighted the fact that the new FFA coaching scheme these days does not appear to mention the 'Principles of Play'  under the format we taught on courses over many years. From my own personal point of view, I was introduced to coaching through the [...]

19 03, 2016

BOOK REVIEW- LIVING ON THE VOLCANO- The Secrets of Surviving as a Football Manager by Michael Calvin

By | March 19th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Another great read for coaches who want to know what it is really like to be a manager in today's cut throat business of football. This is the book that tells it how it is, live and uncut!! The average lifespan of a manager in the English Championship is eight months- Nottingham Forest have just [...]

7 03, 2016

BOOK REVIEW- “THE WIN WITHIN” by BERT MANDELBAUM MD.

By | March 7th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

About a month before I was diagnosed with prostate cancer, I began reading this book and as my test results began to show I had a problem and a fight ahead of me, the content and indeed the words within this book began to make more sense. I actually met Bert Mandelbaum back in July [...]

5 03, 2016

EMANUEL SAAKAI BACK IN TOWN

By | March 5th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

AFCAT member, Emanuel Saakai, is back in Melbourne currently and will attend our next AFCAT Workshop at Fawkner Soccer Club on Monday March 7th to bring us up to date with a brief presentation regarding his Lengo Academy in Arusha, Tanzania for street kids. (Emanuel's LENGO presentation can be viewed in the members section under [...]

5 03, 2016

RECOGNIZING THE MOMENT TO PLAY

By | March 5th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

During my recent recovery period due to prostate cancer surgery I kept my brain active by reading several books , some on football and others on leadership topics ranging from the armed forces to sport in general. Some days I never left the couch and devoured chapter after chapter of some great reads. I intend [...]

19 01, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR and a BIG THANK YOU

By | January 19th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Already, 2016 is looking like another great year in the world of football for thrills and excitement both here in Australia and around the world. With the year not quite 3 weeks old we have seen some amazing games on TV recently with the Newcastle/ Manchester United, Liverpool/ Arsenal and Chelsea/ Everton  3-3 draws. Leicester [...]

23 12, 2015

END OF YEAR SEMINAR

By | December 23rd, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

What a great way it was to wrap up 2015 with our end of year seminar at Heidelberg Soccer Club on Saturday 12th December. Over 70 members and guests attended our 49th Coach Information Session with Ron Smith as our keynote speaker for the day. You can always guarantee a crowd when coaches know Ron [...]

11 11, 2015

HISTORY OF THE VIS SOCCER ( FOOTBALL PROGRAM) AND IT’S CONTRIBUTION TO FOOTBALL LOCALLY, NATIONALLY and INTERNATIONALLY.

By | November 11th, 2015|Articles, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

   After the disaster of the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976 when Australia failed to win one gold medal and another poor performance at the Commonwealth Games in Edmonton in 1978, the concept of creating an Institute of Sport gained momentum leading to the establishment of the Australian Institute of Sport which opened in Canberra [...]

24 10, 2015

THIRD BIRTHDAY FOR AFCAT

By | October 24th, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Saturday October 24th marks the Third Anniversary of the launch of our coaches association. In that time, we have attracted 200 members to join us and come on board, conducted 47 Coach Information Evenings and have had a significant influence and impact on over 100 orphans and street kids who attend the Lengo Football Academy [...]

5 09, 2015

TWO WONDERFUL QUOTES TO SHARE

By | September 5th, 2015|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

I have recently come across two wonderful quotes which I would like to share with you. The first is from an unknown source and the second is from Patrick Murphy, an Alabama Softball Coach, which I believe sums up perfectly the challenges coaches have in all sports these days when dealing with young athletes and [...]