Skills Masters 35s Advice

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Craigm

Draftee
May 9, 2011
5
0
point cook
AFL Club
Collingwood
Hey legends, I’m in my 5th year of 35s masters footy. Prior to that, my experience was very limited having only played junior footy up to u12s. My skills have no doubt improved over the last couple of years, I feel I train well. When it comes to game day, it all falls apart. I hardly get a touch, and feel I hardly make an impact on the game at all. I’m not sure if it’s just my own confidence and not backing myself in or what. I love footy and just want to feel I’m contributing to the team on game day. I know it’s hard to give solid advice without seeing me play, but any advice would be awesome. FYI, usually play forward pocket, sometimes flank. I’m a smaller bloke at 170cms tall if that helps at all.


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cptkirk

Premiership Player
Oct 6, 2009
3,740
791
st kilda east
AFL Club
Sydney
Ask your coach what he sees your role as and what actions that entails so you can gauge your game on more than just kicks and handballs

Also when there is a stoppage in your forward 50 then man up on one of the oppo's best mids or follow one of your and they'll take you to the ball, giving you a look at how they do it
 

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Craigm

Draftee
May 9, 2011
5
0
point cook
AFL Club
Collingwood
so "pair" up with your main forward and get 3-5m in front of him when high balls come in and you're half a chance
Thanks, also, when it comes to forward defence, how far out should I be following my player out of the arc? Or would you say that’s completely dependent on the coaches strategy? This one has always confused me a bit. I feel I should always be sticking like glue defensively as long as I can push back to forward fast enough once turned over?


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cptkirk

Premiership Player
Oct 6, 2009
3,740
791
st kilda east
AFL Club
Sydney
you need to follow them for as far as they go otherwise you're playing 1 less - make sense?

then try and lose them on the way back and cause an outnumber for your advantage
 

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