Thanks for the use of your BOARDROOM for player interviews recently
TOTAL SCREENPRINT SOLUTIONS
Special thanks to Steve for PRINTING on the new training shirts
HIS WEBSITE: link have a look and tell your friends
BOYS listen and watch this, does any of it sound familiar? LINK
TUE 21st - SUPERB BLOODY WORK TODAY LADS, thanks, great to watch. HEY, some of you have more to give/offer I know you have, PLEASE SHOW ME, dont hide or cruise YOU WONT IMPROVE. Push and drive yourself at EVERY TRAINING!
WELL DONE lads, US1 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS G14
Josh, Cam, Ocean and Dennis.
ALSO WELL DONE to Monty who won RED BULL STREET soccer with my youngest son JACK. There hardest game, according to JACK was against Harry and Jay LINK
NEW TRAINING top will be with you :)
KIWI BOY DOING WELL - check this out!
He played in my KIWI CUP team that beat FORREST in the final 6 years ago CLICK AND LINK
WANT A CHANCE? My contacts are CELTIC / BOLTON & BLACKBURN
Early last year I had a trial for Jordon Vale @ CELTIC!
Thanks to CHRIS for his help today. I am getting used to seing you guys prepare for training, superb focus and application. SPEED work part 2 went well, LOOK HOW YOU RAISE the level when we add a competitive ellement in - I LOVE IT! Good passing square drill at the end with a SUPERB final passing phase. LOOKING GOOD LADS.
Lets use the vission and awareness we have been warming-up to now in a game day sittuation. BASICALLY DONT BALL WATCH!
REMEMBER, the pass in dictates the direction the ball is played out
YOU ARE ALL APPLYING MORE THOUGHT PROCESS TO THE WAY YOU PLAY.
Momentum is controled by US
Start with a good tempo and ball speed and control the game early
Thanks to JUNIOR for helping me today. Also to FISH for his work.
Boys, FISH did comment to me about the effort that you showed during warm-up, well done. FOCUS and MENTAL APPLICATION is key
SEE 'LAST TRAINING' box
Oceans dad, Junior may be helping me with the lads tonight - GOOD LUCK & THANKS. NOTHING set in stone, I had a GREAT assistant last year in CHRIS. I have spoken to other mates too. In an ideal world I will have an assistant for training and also a support on GAME DAY.
WELL DONE lads, GREAT player interviews. THANKS, lots of quality info to take in for me. Cheerz
Great 1on1 keeper session with Cam. GREAT workrate from him. Not sure who was the most exhausted, me or him :) lol
SEE IMPORTANT NEWS re PLAYER INTERVIEWS
Learnt something today, JACOB KNOWS HOW TO FINISH, good lad.
Hassan has been working hard in the last 2 training sessions
MORE ungency off the ball in relation to movement into space. DO IT QUICKLY! Play and move, get into good habits
One word - SUPERB! The small sided game at the end was CLASS, pure class. You all took this up to level 8/9. Once you show me these high levels of performance I will be expecting this from you on a CONSISTENT basis. Some great passing phases, especially from the yellow team, early on. Well done blues, especially in the later part. GREAT SUPPORT too from the orange guys around the outside.
DONT FORCE IT!
GOOD BALL SPEED!
PLAY WHATS ON & BE PATIENT - we are a good team that can play GOOD FOOTBALL (fact)
TAKE A QUALITY TOUCH AWAY FROM CONGESTION OR TROUBLE
PLAY FIRST-TIME BALLS THE WAY YOU ARE FACING
STILL NEED TO WORK HARDER OFF THE BALL, MORE SPEED & URGENCY
LOVELY - and a number of parents recognised this too and said something to me.
ALSO, one parent passed comment to me that the team seemed to already have more harmony and togetherness than last year. Players that have worked with me before will know that this is a PRIME focus of mine. It means when the going gets tough it will be easier for us to pull together and lift it!
ALSO - good SAQ application
ONE LITTLE ISSUE, that was sorted, I DONT WANT IT AGAIN DURING TRAINING. You are young men and not little school girls!
As you saw, I was down at US1 on FRI having a look at you. Like I said on SAT I was rather dissapointed, I was expecting a lot more from some of you. YOU ARE GOOD FOOTBALLERS with something to offer, DONT BE LAZY, work hard and contribute. Spoke to you about this on SAT.
I was really pleased with your application in the SAQ ellement of training, WELL DONE AND THANKS.
I was REALLY pleased to see a number of you STAND-OUT today (SUN)
Some possitives to take from Harry, Ocean, Dens and Jacob's game.
LOVELY to see some of you EXPRESSING YOURSELF on the ball to give you time, BUT DONT DO TOO MUCH, quick move, gain that yard and attack the space you want to work into.
ALSO pleasing for me to hear ANDREA's comments about your attitude and mentality to training. She has seen an improvement from the way some of you trained last season. WELL DONE AGAIN, its all about TEAM-WORK. I believe in you, do you believe in eachother?
Also, well done BRAYDEN on Sat - GOOD SESSION SON. I guess he is starting to settle down and feel comfortable around you guys. REMINDER, you all need to make RICH, OCEAN, BRAYDEN and AARON feel part of the teams dynamics.
SKILL SKOOL, warning, can you catch the ball between your knees, can you trap the ball in the crack of your leg with your HEEL and your CHEEK? What is the best way you can get the ball OFF THE GROUND? BE WARNED!
IMPORTANT LADS: make the new boys feel welcome and part of the FAMILY! YOU must make some effort, they WILL be supporting and backing you up this season!
TRAINING - IF YOU ARNT ATTENDING ANDREA OR I NEED TO KNOW, this is just courtesy
Hey boys, WELCOME to YOUR page. Tell me what you want to see here? This page worked well for me with both my G12 players and their parents last year.
WATCH IT! LEARN FROM IT! PRACTICE IT and then JUST DO IT! LINK HERE
Some GREAT STUFF in some of these, check them out ENJOY!
Email me your BEST ONE please.
* Oh my god, WATCH HULL!
A REMINDER FOR MY SQUAD:
DONT BE LATE, get into good habits
Always wear SHIN PADS
Always bring a drink - LOTS OF IT! (SEE BOTTOM RIGHT BOX)
INJURIES - we need to know
OTHER SPORTS - as per a recent session, one young lad was exhausted due to other sports played over the weekend. WE WANT TOO LOOK AFTER YOUR CHILDREN, please advise us in advance what is happening rather than letting us guess!
Anyone wish to offer help? Please note, you will all be expected to contribute something at some-point, helping with goals, nets, sausage sizzle, web updates, match reports, drinks, reffing etc.
GAME DAY SPONSORS - know anyone?
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last update TUE 11th
* SORRY BOYS - no training tonight, too much on! *
NORTH HARBOUR INDOOR SPORTS - trainers & $3
1600 - 1730
NH Tiger Turf
1730 - 1900
LOTS of calls and emails flying around today, FRI. Also emails from OTHER clubs about the DIV structure.
I have an EMAIL REPLY this evening from MARCUS at NORWEST. I have called and left a message on his CELL to call me back - TONIGHT
2215 - I have NOW text MARCUS as I have not had an email reply or a CALL BACK
2245 - MY email has been read, I am going to wait until 2300 to see if I get a call or email
2312 - given up waiting, OFF TO BED!
SAT 845 - just checked emails and no reply OR no call yet!
0930 Marcus has called, I have spoken to Grant and we are trying to sort venue for game
1430 - PHEW, how hard can this be and how much time can it take? GRANT left 2 messages with the STADIUM and also left a message for Terry. He text me this at 1300 and asked that ANDREA & I chase Terry. Andrea will do this and contact me when done. I will then leave it about 1 hr and then chase Terry. In the meantime MARCUS is checking with the club as regards field space at HUAPIA
1645 - Spoke to MARCUS and ANDREA, we are just confirming with Terry KO @ 1330 on the TIGER TURF - see below - NEXT GAME.
He is KEEN to play our game. WHAT with SCHOOL FOOTBALL tomorrow, I wont push for the game on SATURDAY but instead we will try and CONFIRM arrangements already discussed with the boys on THUR night at training, GAME ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. (TBC)
I am in contact with GRANT this evening and trying to get info and feedback from him too.
ALL BEING WELL IT WILL BE ON THE TIGER TURF, the council cant close that pitch!
SUN 14th NH Tiger Turf
KO @ 1330
STILL WAITING FOR CONFO FROM TERRY @ US1 AND MARCUS IS CHECKING WITH HIS TEAM - check site later & in the morning
Its important that you set yourselves GOALS this year. This will be discussed. SHORT, MID and LONG-TERM should be addressed
GOAL SCORERS (league)
We have 5 NATIONAL SQUAD players in our team. Well done for making the cut:
TRUST ME, the way we train will reflect on how we play
PREPARATION - pre game
Did you know the following?
LIQUID - before a game 500-600 ML 2 hours before 500 ML 15 mins before 120-150 ML every 15 mins during activity 1 LT per hour AFTER for upto 3 hours * a little less for kids
BREAKFAST (2-3 hrs before) Cerial and MILK with fruit Beans on toast Banana sandwitch
SNACK AFTER Banana, jam or honey sani Muesli bar Fruit inc dried