How Games Can Be Lost in Junior Australian Football

As a long-time coach of junior footballers in Australian Football working with from under seven years club players to under sixteen years players in the Queensland State Schoolboys team, our author wants to share with emerging coaches some of the reasons why some of my teams lost games that perhaps they ought to have won. Sometimes, it was a mistake I made in planning while other times a player may have failed to follow the team rules. These mistakes were made at all levels that our author coached from his under ten years team, to a regional team and finally his state representative teams.

Game Preparation – The Pregame Address in Australian Football

In 1968, our author was in his second year as the coach of the Queensland state secondary schoolboys team competing in the All Australian National Secondary Schools Football Championships in Melbourne. This article contains the notes he made to speak to the players about or to do prior for our first game in this National Football Carnival. As a young coach then, he now realises, that he most likely spoke for too long and said too many things. He concludes the article by listing some observations he made after the carnival.

Classroom Management-Some Ideas for the New Teacher

Some planned regular procedures are advisable in your attempt to provide your students with a constructive learning environment. Our author lists some nine procedures a new teacher should adopt to create such a learning environment. Each procedure is explained in detail.

Detecting and Handling Discipline Problems in the Classroom

Good classroom discipline does much to enhance the learning outcomes for students as well as reducing the stress levels of teachers. It increases the rate at which students learn and creates a happy classroom atmosphere. This article contains some practical ideas to help the young or inexperienced teacher create a happy learning focused classroom

Employee Stock Ownership Plans in Business Succession Planning

Small business succession planning is a major challenge and opportunity for community economic development. There are significant and some negative tax consequences following the death of an owner without a succession plan. The sale of existing businesses, even if successful, could result in relocation of the business, dissolution by competitors, or collapse under absentee owners. The lack of succession planning for small businesses is also a reflection of the lack of resources available for planning and a lack of attention to succession details which are typically delayed while dealing with the pressing matters of ongoing business at hand.

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