afl coaching drills

  • 1.1Handball while being tackled
  • 1.2Thieving Magpies
  • 2.1Long Run, Long Kick, Run Past
  • 2.2Tennis Football
  • 3.1Tap and crumb
  • 3.2Breakaway Defenders

1.1Afl Football Training Session

AFL Coaching Drills: Handball While Being Tackled
Handball While Being Tackled

When a player is being tackled, it's vital they don't let their opponent pin their arms and can give a handball to advantage rather than let the ball spill out loosely. This drill teaches players to position their body when being tackled so they can get an effective handball away rather than turnover the ball.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    15m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Tackle.
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1.2Afl Auskick Training Sessions

AFL Coaching Drills: Thieving Magpies
Thieving Magpies

This drill required a lot of hard running, teamwork and communication. Players must strategise defensive and offensive movements in order to win and defend the football.

  • Players
    group
    8+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    5+
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    30m
Focus
Hard Running.
Skills
Shepherd, Crumb.
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2.1Aussie Rules Coaching

AFL Coaching Drills: Long Run, Long Kick, Run Past
Long Run, Long Kick, Run Past

This drill practices kicking long to a leading target, and providing a running option for a marking player.

  • Players
    group
    16+
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    80m
Focus
Front & Square, Run & Carry.
Skills
Kick Long, Shepherd.
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2.2Afl Football Drills Training

AFL Coaching Drills: Tennis Football
Tennis Football

This fun game requires accurate kicking and thought to catch the opposition out, and safe hands under pressure.

  • Groups of
    group
    6
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    50m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Fun.
Skills
Kick Long.
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3.1Aussie Rules Drills

AFL Coaching Drills: Tap and Crumb
Tap and Crumb

This drill is good pre-season as it develops aerobic fitness through an intense 60-90 second period of jumping up high and bending down low. It's also useful for improving the crumbing skills of taller players.

  • Groups of
    group
    3
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    0
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    2m
Skills
Ruck.
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3.2Football Preseason Drills

AFL Coaching Drills: Breakaway Defenders
Breakaway Defenders

There are times when it's appropriate to grant defenders the freedom to run off their opponent to provide an attacking option upfield...although in a game situation, there must some cover for the opponents left behind. This drill teaches defenders to run the lines to become a loose option, and requires accurate finishing after hard gut running.

  • Players
    group
    18+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    10
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing.
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