“Off the Pitch with Active”

These episodes are to help parents accelerate their children’s development and confidence in their sport by applying the recommendations from professionals, coaches and specialised educators.


#026 Off the Pitch with Active: Interview with Joey Peters, 3 World Cup & one Olympic Games with Matilda’s & founder of Game-Play-Learn

60:25 minutes podcast.

Hall of Famer & mother of 8, Joey Peters has 110 caps for Matilda’s, including 3 World Cups (’99, ’03 & ’07) & One Olympic Games (2004) and she scored 28 goals for the Matilda’s. Joey played in USA, Brazil, and my birth country Sweden. Retired from pro-football ’09 and continued as a Development Coach for International Football School for 6 years on the Central Coast.

Joey study at AIS, she has FFA/FIFA A-Lic and you see her on SBS as a football analyst. But in this podcast, we discuss the important work she does with Game Play Learn. “Design the game-Let them play-Watch them learn”.



60:25   min episode Overview:

02:15   In the introduction, Joey Peters talks about how the professional background she played in, didn’t work for her as a coach. After frustration and stress, she saw the light and developed Game Play Learn, a model based on Swedish Spela Leka Lär

10:15   Needed to change the way she coached to be more “chilled” and let them have more fun and focus more on the enjoyment. Suddenly, she observed great development on kids.

16:45   She discovered being a Facilitator rather than a Coach which was better for the athletes.

28:20  Joey explains the Game Play Learn model and the Game Play Learn courses with the online community?

47:05   Joey provides some ideas on how a coach can implement aspects of Game Play Learn without changing their club curriculum?

53:25   In closing Joey believes that even after, 3 World Cup and one Olympic Games, including playing professionally in Brazil, USA & Sweden, she would still use the Game Play Learn model if she coached the Mathilda’s.



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