You can do that with some of them - you have to find other ways with others. This ‘you can’t do X with X generation’ is just simplistic nonsense. Generations aren’t hive minds - people all respond differently to different ways of being treated. Look at Hodgey recently saying the Clarko coaching approach made him a better person - other players probably hated it and wanted away from it.
Again, I get paid to tell people what they’ve done wrong, and there’s no one way to deliver that information, it’s all based on the individual you’re dealing with. I have people of all different cultural backgrounds, ages, genders etc - all of them differ on how they take criticism, how they respond to being judged/critiqued in the first place and how they apply the learnings/feedback. Everybody is different and footy players wouldn’t be any different - that should be the measure of a good coach these days in how they manage the different personalities.
It's a beautiful thing to witness when someone's work is clearly their passion.Yup, I get paid to be like this - living the dream!
It's a beautiful thing to witness when someone's work is clearly their passion.
Don't undervalue your talent by giving too much of it away for free though.
There's definitely a few on here that have played you like a fiddle by posting ridiculous comments just to get some free negative feedback from a professional, don't play their game, shower them with praise next time...that'll learn them.
Bit more on ZaneSounds good.
Hopefully the industry, and supporters, are beginning to realise than those coaches who have to work their way into the AFL because they never played at the level are often better than those who played the game.Gee wiz we found one here
All very well, but I don't think there has ever been a premiership coach who did not play VFL/AFL level.Hopefully the industry, and supporters, are beginning to realise than those coaches who have to work their way into the AFL because they never played at the level are often better than those who played the game.
Ex-players who decide to coach get a free ride upon retirement because the AFLPA exerts pressure on clubs to give work opportunities to retiring players who have no other realistic employment prospects.
Correct. However the way Australian Rules is played and coached has changed so significantly in the past 20 years it’s only a matter of time. It’s far more about sophisticated analysis, tactics, the ability to teach and communicate than in the 1950s - 1990s.All very well, but I don't think there has ever been a premiership coach who did not play VFL/AFL level.
The yanks are so far ahead of us in how they develop coaches across all of their sports.Vince Lombardi is probably the greatest ever NFL coach. Stopped playing minor league at 25 and started coaching.