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24 07, 2016

DOCCEROOS FINISH 4th AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

By | July 24th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

  Our campaign in Barcelona earlier this month was the best on record, since the competition began in 2003, with a highest ever  fourth place finish. Beating Canada 5-1, drawing with Uzbekistan 1-1 and winning 5-0 against USA gave us top spot in Group E. Colombia were our Quarter Final opponents and although 0-2 down [...]

24 06, 2016

EUROS SO FAR

By | June 24th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

In a few hours I will be flying out to the UK for 10 days catch up with family before onto Barcelona where I will be coaching our National Medical Football Team- The DOCCEROOS- in the 2016 World Medical Championships. Along with 23 other nations from around the world, we will be contesting the 15th [...]

26 05, 2016

AFCAT SEASON 2015-2016 GOALS ANALYSIS

By | May 26th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Each year I have taken a look at how goals are scored in various elite leagues around the world using my own criteria regarding, in my opinion, the dominant pattern of play  leading to the goal. This season my survey involved EPL                           [...]

22 05, 2016

SYSTEMS of PLAY- FORMATION

By | May 22nd, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

What is the best system to play for your team and group of players??? Barcelona for so many years had great success with the 1-4-3-3 so every coach in the world were trying to emulate that style at one time or another. Formations and systems of play are very much like fashions- they change throughout [...]

21 05, 2016

MORE BOOK REVIEWS

By | May 21st, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Here are two books I can highly recommend, which initially, will appear to have no bearing on coaching. However both are terrific reads in their own rights, but there are coaching connections which I will endeavour to explain. The books are EXIT WOUNDS - One Australian's War on Terror by Major General John Cantwell with [...]

19 05, 2016

PRINCIPLES of PLAY- DEFENDING

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

Having already explained the Principles of Attack in a previous post, let's now take a look at the Principles that govern Defending. It is my firm belief that the 'ART' of Defending has now been forgotten and lost within our current National Curriculum and a generation of young players are missing out on learning an [...]

12 05, 2016

AFCAT at SPT FOOTBALL on Saturday May 14th

By | May 12th, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

SPT Football at 2/182 Whitehorse Road, Blackburn will once again be hosting an AFCAT session this Saturday May 14th from 9.30am to 11.40am. After our successful SPT evening in April when we watched the Australian v Jordan World Cup Qualifier on the big screen , owner Graham Dudley, has kindly agreed to host another AFCAT [...]

1 04, 2016

SOCCER5’s CENTRE at DANDENONG SOUTH

By | April 1st, 2016|Articles, Blog, Football, Free Articles|0 Comments

Coaches- are you looking for an alternative coaching/ training session for your players as a variation to your normal schedule? Coaches- looking ahead to winter time when councils close your training ground, do you need an alternative venue for your players to still practice their skills and develop their understanding of the game? Coaches- do [...]

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 [...]