Adam Davidson

Recent Posts

30 Jul

What’s in a KIKOFF Coaching session?

In previous blogs – representative task design, a player-centered approach and a carefully attuned challenge/skill ratio were underlined as important cornerstones in the design and conduct of...

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26 Jul

Youth Football at Club Level: where does the money go?

What if I told you that the coaching fees you pay to clubs weren’t being used correctly? What if I told you they were being used elsewhere to support a program that’s of no benefit to your child?

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24 Jul

School holidays coming up - we’ve got just the thing

Parents, you are not alone. Trust me, I get it – you don’t have to pretend these next few weeks aren’t going to be spent living in fear of the havoc your kids might wreak across your home during...

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19 Jul

Coaching Australia’s Young Footballers: Pastime or Hobby?

Widespread perception of youth coaching seems to lie somewhere between glorified hobby and viable career option.

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17 Jul

Nurturing the desire to achieve

It’s been well-documented in psychological literature that a player’s motivation to succeed is largely contingent upon two things in particular: -

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13 Jul

Never underestimate the benefits of backyard football

Wembley/Cuppy, Kerby, German, Wally or Headers & Volleys – you name it, we played it; the nostalgic names of football games which absolutely made our childhoods. Perhaps, they’re the places we...

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22 May

The food that fuels you - Part 1

 

It’s no secret that the intense physical demands of competitive sport accelerate us towards dehydration, lactic acid build-up, muscle cramping & fatigue.

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03 May

R.A.I.S.E.D.I.T - A KIKOFF Initiative

 

Team-based sport is a fantastic vehicle through which coaches can teach young players about important core values and principles.

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31 Mar

Creating a learning environment - Part 2

In my last article entry, I touched briefly on archaic coaching methodologies and their prevalence in the world of youth sport. Ultimately, I wanted to address one key issue – whether or not the...

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16 Mar

Creating a learning environment - Part 1

The principal philosophy of youth sport should be to create environments, in training & matches, that are conducive to lifelong learning and enjoyment of the sport. Partaking in youth sport is not...

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