TOPIC: Starting on skills day 1

TheColonel Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #1

TheColonel
Justin has them started on their skills from the start.
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The_Yeti Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #2

The_Yeti
Gee that's sad news, Colonel.

Hahahahaha.........kidding.

It's going to be interesting to see how much improvement can be gathered over the preseason but I like the start.
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Matebe Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #3

Matebe
I know it’s only November 4 but Employee of the Month has to go to the property steward, for having the footballs pumped up on day 1 of pre-season.
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shane Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #4

shane
Property stewards started their preseason training in early October, so by November they're red hot.
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darthmarto Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #5

darthmarto
As long as someone remembers to coach great effort ...

Too soon??
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Corporal Agarn Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #6

Corporal Agarn
Can we have great effort in improving our skills?
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Raglan Matt Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #7

Raglan Matt
JL's no fool, he turned up with his own footy pump.
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Walter the baker Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #8

Walter the baker
I've just run through the training exercises that are listed in that article. Sound pretty much like every training session I had 30 years ago (except for the PowerPoint slide meeting - that is way ahead of anything from my day - very exciting insight)
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Corporal Agarn Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #9

Corporal Agarn
Pfft! Call that a training session. Not one mention of circle work.
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shane Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 2 days ago #10

shane
Walter the baker takes training day 1.

Ok. First we drop out of the plane into the quarry . Then we parkour our way into the city before scaling cantonment hill and building a para-glider out of spare parts. Next comes the swim leg but don't worry, there's a cold drink waiting for you when you get to Rotto.
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rogerrocks Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 1 day ago #11

rogerrocks
You can make a limited improvement to your skills by training. But our skill levels will improve by more than that - because we will get rid of low skill players.
The skills training is mostly to work out which players can't get their skills up to the required level.
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The_Yeti Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 1 day ago #12

The_Yeti
Actually, skills training is a vital part of any athletes training regime.

You practice your skills not just to improve them but to maintain. The old saying, "what you don't use, you lose" sums it up nicely.

Elite athletes practice over and over every part of whatever skills they use. Runners practice starts over and over and over. They practice their strides and the way they run. Everything is practiced.

Swimmers practice starts, they practice getting their strokes perfect, they practice kicking, they practice their turns over and over and over. No part of any swimming regime goes unpracticed.

It's the same for footballers. When you disregard skills because you focus solely on implementing structure based game plans, players gradually lose the skills needed to make that system work. The current focus on individual skills isn't so much going to 'improve' the players, it's more a case of 'restoring' the players skills.

I'm anticipating a substantial improvement over the first half of the year with further gradual improvement over the following 18 months. Add that to a less rigid and more flexible team plan and there should be a lot of improvement in the team over the next 2 seasons.
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shane Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 1 day ago #13

shane
Look, I know Ross did a number on you but how could you possibly still be bought into this idea that you can't improve skill through practice and repetition?

It's cukoo bananas
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fradonjan Starting on skills day 1 2 weeks 15 hours ago #14

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