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Coaching Footy What was the best advice you recieved from a coach?

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  1. 3121 premiers

    3121 premiers fumbler

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    When I was playing Juniors there was always someone who told you what was the best way to do something. I never listened to well I just wanted to play and have fun.
    As I got older I changed my tune and started to listen to advice. I still played the way I wanted though.

    My best advice from a coach was when I was around 23 and I was shown how to read a tap ruck from the boundary. It was astounding the difference in what I had been doing and what I learnt to do, it was as if I hadn't known how to play the game until that moment. I wished I knew how to do it properly 10 years earlier.
    My whole game dynamics had changed and I was loving Footy again.

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  2. Zurgblade

    Zurgblade Debutant

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    So how do you read a tap ruck?
     
  3. 3121 premiers

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    Basically I was told to watch the ruckmens hand as he went towards the ball, it's similar to a spin bowler in cricket.
    Watch the way he leans, watch the way he pushes to one side.

    Suttle, but very clear.
     
  4. PenfoldsFan

    PenfoldsFan Senior List

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    Best piece of advice i recieved from my coach was, have you considered playing another sport..
     
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  5. brutus76

    brutus76 Premium Platinum

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    My under 18s coach was Geoff Rosenow (ex Geelong). Said hed make me a better footballer and he did. I was a forward but spend that year pkaying every position on the ground. I actually loved playing loose man in defence. Kicking out from full back and marshalling the defence gave me more insight into how to play as a forward. Even in ruck quickly noting your opponents strengths and weaknesses and adjusting.
     
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  6. Plugger46

    Plugger46 All Australian

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    If you struggle to get into a game or just struggle in general do the 1%ers to get involved and you work yourself into a game. Not everything has to be kicks and goals
     
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