afl football drills

  • 1.1Kick, 1-2 handball, retrieve
  • 1.2Supporting Pairs
  • 2.1Switch through the centre handball
  • 2.2Second and Third Effort Trio
  • 3.1Multi-ball handball
  • 3.2Across the square race

1.1Australian Rules Football Drills

AFL Football Drills: Kick, 1-2 Handball, Retrieve
Kick, 1-2 Handball, Retrieve

This drill practices three skills in a short burst, and is ideal for pre-season or warm-up.

  • Groups of
    group
    6
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    1
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    15m
Skills
Kick Short, Handball Quick, Crumb.
Related
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1.2Football Training Programs

AFL Football Drills: Supporting Pairs
Supporting Pairs

When running the ball out of defense, movement to the open side is the clearest path to goal. This drill has various stations with 2 running players as options for a marking player, simulating transition from defense to attack.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    9+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Hard Running, Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery.
Skills
Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Related
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2.1Junior Football Drills

AFL Football Drills: Switch Through the Centre Handball
Switch Through the Centre Handball

Quickly switching play is vital to open up space to lead into. This drill practices creating space by handballing to a player front and square in a central position, who then gives to a wider running option.

  • Players
    group
    15+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    2+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    40m
Skills
Handballing.
Related
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2.2Football Training Exercise

AFL Football Drills: Second and Third Effort Trio
Second and Third Effort Trio

Rebounding defenders and centremen must instinctively run after their kick to provide support at the next contest. This drill involves a player who works on kicking and follow-up handball-receives before kicking at goal, and two other players who practice leading, marking and disposing to runners or leading players.

  • Groups of
    group
    3
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    3
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    100m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Run & Carry, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Handball Quick.
Related
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3.1Football Warm Up Drills

AFL Football Drills: Multi-ball Handball
Multi-ball Handball

In traffic a loud voice is necessary to assist a teammate who is hot, and good peripheral vision is required to avoid contact with other players. This drill, good for pre-season or pre-game, practices these skills using many balls, giving each player many touches in a short space of time.

  • Players
    group
    15+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    5+
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    30m
Skills
Handball Quick.
Related
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3.2Football Drills For Children

AFL Football Drills: Across the Square Race
Across the Square Race

Introduce some fun whilst practicing the basics of gathering a tumbling ball, kicking to leads, front and square positioning and goalkicking.

  • Players
    group
    10+
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    10
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking, Fun.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Handball Quick, Crumb.
Related
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