afl drills for players

  • 1.1Longer option kick
  • 1.2Dual Option Kicks
  • 2.1Goalkicking in threes
  • 2.2Tumblepunt Crossovers
  • 3.1Long star
  • 3.2Break the Lines

1.1Coaching Drills Football

AFL Drills For Players: Longer Option Kick
Longer Option Kick

Players occasionally have the choice of several teammates to kick to. If the longer option is within range and not covered, this option is preferred, as the closer player can turn and run past the longer option, receiving a handball from them.

  • Groups of
    group
    8
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    2
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    100m
Focus
Front & Square, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kick Long, Handball Quick, Crumb.
Related
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1.2Football Training Tips

AFL Drills For Players: Dual Option Kicks
Dual Option Kicks

When there are two leading options, the best option is often the longer one, as more metres are gained and the shorter option can then become a runner. This drill lets the player decide which of two leading options option to take, based on the whether the longer kick is feasible or too difficult to effect.

  • Players
    group
    16+
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls
    ball
    1-2
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    70m
Focus
Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing.
Related
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2.1Footy Training Drills

AFL Drills For Players: Goalkicking in Threes
Goalkicking in Threes

Converting goal opportunities is critical and often neglected at practice. This drill simulates a set shot at goal, with a person standing the mark and a defender on the goal line.

  • Groups of
    group
    3
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    0
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    50m
Focus
Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long.
Related
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2.2Afl Coaching Drills For Juniors

AFL Drills For Players: Tumblepunt Crossovers
Tumblepunt Crossovers

The ability of being quick off the blocks in reaction to a quick, scrambled kick under pressure is put to the test. For seniors, introducing multiple footballs adds intensity through pressure from players approaching from peripheral zones.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    1-3
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    40m
Focus
Front & Square.
Skills
Kick Long, Handball Quick, Crumb.
Related
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3.1Training Drills For Afl

AFL Drills For Players: Long Star
Long Star

If players are not a marking option, they must position themselves front and square to the marking contest. This drill practices getting into that position, as well as long kicking to a marking option.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    5
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    80m
Focus
Front & Square.
Skills
Kick Long.
Related
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3.2Aussie Rules Skills

AFL Drills For Players: Break the Lines
Break the Lines

When you're deep in defense, the opposition may attempt to 'flood' or setup the bulk of their players in their forward line, trying to force a long kick to a 50-50 contest. Unless the weather is wet or the quarter is ending and you're playing to preserve a lead, it's worthwhile trying to break the lines by going short with some precise kicks.

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    12
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    100m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Tackle, Shepherd.
Related
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