The Oak Park Community Sports Association

Combining Junior and Seniors Football, Cricket and Darts Clubs

Senior Preseason

Archie Basil is helping our team to get ready for the 2016 season and posted these words of wisdom:

The AFL game while having an aerobic component to it, is predominately made up of short bursts of high intensity efforts.

It is also a running game which is why a high intensity running program is key to improving the type of conditioning required for an AFL athlete to play the game to the highest possible standard.

One aspect of my running conditioning program which I did at tonight's session with the Oak Park Football Club Players is to focus on improving their lactate ability.

WHY! Simply to improve the athletes anaerobic capacity and tolerance to lactic acid build up.

RELEVANCE TO A GAME SITUATION: AFL athletes are required to repeat specific high intensity efforts under fatigue throughout a game. The higher the athletes anaerobic capacity and lactate threshold is, the ability to repeat high intensity efforts increases. Think of things such as repeatedly chasing your opponent with the ball, attaining a high tackling count and the ability to apply continuous pressure to your opposition. All these specific demands require repeat bursts of high intensity efforts and must be specifically trained for. 

Senior Preseason Starts

Training will be on Monday & Wednesday nights until Christmas.

All players are required to bring the following items to each training session:

  • Runners 
  • Shorts 
  • Mouthguards 
  • Towel 
  • Training
  • Top/Singlet 
  • Boxing Gloves 

There are no shortcuts to success and for us to maximise the opportunities that 2016 will create, it needs EVERY player on our list to be committed and uncompromising in our quest for success.

New players are most welcome.

For further information please call or text Ben Chapman on 0421 571 989. Training to be held at JP Fawkner Reserve, Francis Street, Oak Park