Being in Melissa's team was not only a shock to my system fitness wise, but also structurely.
I had never been exposed to such a broad systematic and defined coaching plan before. Not only for the season, but building on from year to year.
At age 15 Mel took a chance in me pulling me up from tier two to tier one.
Mel coached me for 3 years and in that time I developed skills and confidence I never believed I had, reaching state and national level teams for those 3 years.
I was selected in Mel’s team when I was thinking that it was my last year of playing competitive.
Since being coached by Mel I have played at Tier 1 level for over 6 years and represented Queensland twice at the aged Nationals.
Melissa coached me at State League level for over 10 years.
I was the fittest I have ever been under Mel. I never knew I was capable of that level of fitness. It was the most physically and mentally toughest time of my sporting life but also the most fondest time.
I met Melissa O’Brien some 15 years ago at a Level 1 Coaching clinic at which she was the presenter.
I was instantly impressed by her enthusiasm and her ability to make the whole weekend lots of fun whilst at the same time to learn a great deal of coaching ideas to pass onto players.