Coach Carlton Coaching Group 2022 and Beyond

What should our coaching group look like in 2022

  • Head Coach Teague and Assistants to remain as is

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Head Coach Teague and all new Assistants

    Votes: 29 35.8%
  • Head Coach NEW and Assistants to remain as is

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Head Coach New and all new Assistants

    Votes: 21 25.9%
  • Head Coach Teague and some New Assistants

    Votes: 31 38.3%

  • Total voters
    81
  • Poll closed .

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BigBreakfast

Norm Smith Medallist
Sep 19, 2019
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Carlton 2023 coaching group:


AFL Senior Coach:
Michael Voss
Senior Assistant coach – Forward line and offensive coach: Ash Hansen
Backline coach: Aaron Hamill
Midfield coach: Tim Clarke
Coaching and Performance Manager: Aaron Greaves
Ruck coach: Matthew Kreuzer
Head of Development: Luke Power
Development and Talent Manager: Tom Lonergan
Development coach: Brad Ebert
Development coach: Torin Baker
Ffs, can any of them go through the midfield? Well M Vo…
 

gbatman

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Mar 26, 2008
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I think the 'tactics' side has been a work area, but I saw it in 2022 as a bunch of new coaches coming together, having to get to know one another as well as players, and unpacking and redrawing game plans, all in a few weeks before a pre-season, and then having to build on the fly as dealing with injuries. I look forward to continual improvement, building on some positives from this past year.

As an aside, is there anything else you would've like Vossy to have sent in his recent email? I reproduce from his email below what I saw as some of his key points:

"On the field, we’ll look to grow our contested game even more, while adding layers to our transition, both with and without the football.

Off the field, it is continuing to establish our culture, based on selflessness and being a good teammate.

A strong connection to one another is a trademark our playing group is beginning to wear with pride. There is a growing understanding that you put the hard work in for your teammates, not just yourself.

These innate behaviours are developed over many pre-seasons, not just one.

Given our lack of continuity during last season, our group as a whole didn’t get the chance to spend extended periods together on the field, however this pre-season gives us that opportunity – to build depth to our game plan and have that natural growth that will come as we spend more time together."
No doubt it has and it did evolve during the season, we did improve our team defence, but I would say our forward line's ability to switch to a more accountable structure, which you have to do in modern footy, did not improve at all, that lingered all the way through until it was an aspect which cost us a win in the last round. There are certainly some areas which never budged while others did. The new group is no excuse for mine, Collingwood had a new coaching group and IMO where one of the better coached teams in the league. Injuries is no excuse either, it was the early games where we let ourselves down the most in regards to game plan and we weren't overly affected by injuries then. Injuries should not really matter with game plan anyway, these are professional players who all should know the game plan. To be honest I did not see injuries have any affect on game plan a lot of the time, how we defend and apply pressure etc was affected by how our players as a group were playing, not who they were. It just saw the quality of the team we fielded fluctuate it shouldn't have affected the game plan.

In the end we were the best team outside the 8 by a mile, it saw teams who were lesser teams go ahead of us to play finals. Despite injuries, the vast majority of teams we fielded were top 8 quality and many top 4 quality. That one stings.

I think the message reads well and I expect positive things going forward. There was no doubt we entered 2022 underprepared and full of holes, we dropped the ball there and it cost us finals. 2023 will give everyone a chance for redemption.

Most certainly I will be keen to see how we have changed our game plan and our ability to switch from one structure to another. If it doesn't evolve it's another lost year when we are in our window and that stings.
 

JuddgementDay

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Feb 10, 2010
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Carlton 2023 coaching group:


AFL Senior Coach:
Michael Voss
Senior Assistant coach – Forward line and offensive coach: Ash Hansen
Backline coach: Aaron Hamill
Midfield coach: Tim Clarke
Coaching and Performance Manager: Aaron Greaves
Ruck coach: Matthew Kreuzer
Head of Development: Luke Power
Development and Talent Manager: Tom Lonergan
Development coach: Brad Ebert
Development coach: Torin Baker
Who is the VFL coach

From a development point of view, VFL is critical and should have the same game plans as the seniors
 

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BlueSuede

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I reckon it would have been an interesting review at the end of the season. Obviously develop was a focus, and I love the inclusions. It looks like a really well-resourced program now.

The make-up of the senior/assistant coaching group would have provided the football department with an unenviable call to make. There were obvious tactical/game-plan limitations this year, but working out where those issues were isn't straightforward. The call could have been something like:
  • Do we think that the tactical/game-plan issues were a deficiency of the personnel on the team, and therefore need to bring in someone with that expertise?
  • Or, are we confident in the personnel, but they haven't had enough time to bring about the changes needed?

It's a big call to make, because if you get it wrong it could put you one year behind schedule. It looks like we've gone with the latter option (although, we can't rule out that we chased someone for option 1, but no one was available). In any case, given the overhaul we went through at the end of last year, and the complete lack of a program/game-plan that the new coaches inherited, I can see why the energy might have been put into development rather than tactics. Just hope it's the right call.