afl training drills

  • 1.1Spin out of trouble
  • 1.2Support from the Middle
  • 2.1Peripheral Vision Triangles
  • 2.2Defensive One-Step Kick
  • 3.1Left-Right Combo
  • 3.2Second Effort Circuit

1.1Afl Exercises For Players

AFL Training Drills: Spin Out of Trouble
Spin Out of Trouble

To avoid a tackle, players can change direction by sidestepping and spinning their body around 180 degrees. After this spin, the player may still be held and need to quickly dispose of the ball by hand. This drill practices handballing to a constant loud voice of a teammate while slightly disoriented after a spin.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    30m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Handballing.
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1.2Afl Players Training

AFL Training Drills: Support from the Middle
Support from the Middle

It's remarkable how difficult a 2-on-1 contest can be to win, even when the numbers are in your favour. This drill shows how the support of a midfielder dropping back to can greatly assist 2 players trying to work the ball out of defence.

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    40m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Shepherd, Handball Quick.
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2.1Afl Drills For Kids

AFL Training Drills: Peripheral Vision Triangles
Peripheral Vision Triangles

Players must learn to use their peripheral vision to evaulate where players are positioned around them, and whether they need to change directions to avoid one. This drill practices sidestepping or spinning to avoid collisions with an intersecting group, which in a game could be a player trying to tackle them.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    2+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    15m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Shepherd.
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2.2Free Afl Games

AFL Training Drills: Defensive One-step Kick
Defensive One-step Kick

Although keeping possession is preferred, occasionally the last man in defence is left little choice but to throw the ball on the boot to relieve the pressure. This drill allows players to work on kicking accurately off one step under pressure from an attacker.

  • Groups of
    group
    4
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    40m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Front & Square.
Skills
Handball Quick.
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3.1Afl Warm Up Drills

AFL Training Drills: Left-right Combo
Left-right Combo

The drill should be used pre-season and during warm-up to sharpen ball taking reflexes and develop reflex handball with both hands. Concentration is required to keep errors from creeping in when players become tired.

  • Groups of
    group
    3
  • Ages
    profile
    9+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    0
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    1m
Skills
Handball Quick.
Related
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3.2Football Training Drills Kids

AFL Training Drills: Second Effort Circuit
Second Effort Circuit

Players should never give the ball then stop. This drill teaches players to continue running after disposal to provide support upfield and get a second possession.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    70m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing.
Related
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