afl training program

  • 1.1Bounce, turn and kick
  • 1.2Fat Side Avenue to Goal
  • 2.1Lane kicking
  • 2.2Link Man in Defence
  • 3.1Both hands lane handball
  • 3.2Front and Square Cutover

1.1Junior Football Training Drills

AFL Training Program: Bounce, Turn and Kick
Bounce, Turn and Kick

Players must learn to steady before kicking, otherwise they increase the likelihood of executing poorly. This is often difficult after a player has run some distance, as they may have become slightly exhausted. This drill teaches players to straighten, steady and execute an accurate kick after a hard run.

  • Groups of
    group
    6
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    2
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    20m
Focus
Hard Running.
Skills
Kick Short.
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1.2Football Training Drills For Adults

AFL Training Program: Fat Side Avenue to Goal
Fat Side Avenue to Goal

Collingwood are famous for 'going wide' instead of down the middle as their avenue to goal. This opens up play and allows them to utilise the space available on the 'fat' side. This competitive drill simulates switching to the fat side and attacking down the open wing.

  • Players
    group
    24+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Hard Running, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Tackle, Mark Contest.
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2.1Afl Drills and Skills

AFL Training Program: Lane Kicking
Lane Kicking

Accurate disposal is the cornerstone of a good side. This drill should be used regularly to help players fine tune their execution of kicking on-the-run to a leading player.

  • Players
    group
    8+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    2
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    60m
Skills
Kicking.
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2.2Afl Coach Assist

AFL Training Program: Link Man in Defence
Link Man in Defence

This drill practices a switch movement while at the other end a link player executes a series of handballs to work across the ground into open space.

  • Players
    group
    18+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    90m
Focus
Defensive, Run & Carry, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Handballing, Kick Long.
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3.1Aussie Rules Football Drills

AFL Training Program: Both Hands Lane Handball
Both Hands Lane Handball

Being skilled with hands on both sides of the body is essential, especially when a player's preferred side is restricted, or their intended target is located on their non-preferred side.

  • Players
    group
    8+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    2
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    10m
Skills
Handball Quick.
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3.2Afl Practice Drills

AFL Training Program: Front and Square Cutover
Front and Square Cutover

A warm-up drill that focuses on accurate delivery of kicks, plus the timing of a front & square runner who releases a link player out wide.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    9+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    90m
Focus
Front & Square.
Skills
Handballing, Kick Long.
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