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1. Shortball AFL Coaching Drills
     1.1 Both hands lane handball
     1.2 Football, Tennis Ball, Golf Ball
     1.3 Quick Hands 7
2. Half oval AFL Coaching Drills
     2.1 Block the man on the mark
     2.2 Chew-the-clock kicking
     2.3 4-on-4 inside 50
     2.4 Switch through the centre kick
     2.5 Defensive running option
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1. AFL Coaching Drills - shortball drills

   1.1  Both hands lane handball
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14, U/12, U/10, U/8.
1+
8+
Skills   Handball (average, quick).
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/8 to senior, you will need 8 players, 2 cones and 1+ footballs. The length of this drill is 10 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length. This is a handball exercise to practice quick handballing and mid-length handballing. Use this exercise early in the training session, or perhaps in between longer exercises for recovery.
 2
 10m

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   1.2  Football, Tennis Ball, Golf Ball
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14, U/12, U/10, U/8.
1
groups of 6
Skills   Crumb.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/8 to senior, this drill requires groups of 6 players, 2 cones and 1 football per group. The length of this drill is 30 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length.Use this exercise early in the training session, or perhaps in between longer exercises for recovery. This exercise develops short kicking.
 2
 30m

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   1.3  Quick Hands 7
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14.
5
groups of 7
Skills   Handball (quick).
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/14 to senior, this drill requires groups of 7 players and 5 footballs per group. This is a handball exercise to practice quick handballing. The length of this drill is 2 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length.Use this exercise early in the training session, or perhaps in between longer exercises for recovery.
 0
 2m

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2. AFL Coaching Drills - half oval drills

   2.1  Block the man on the mark
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14.
2+
20+
Skills   Kick (goal, long), Handball (average). *Light contact or inferred pressure.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/14 to senior, this drill requires 20+ players, 6 cones and 2+ footballs. This exercise develops long kicking, goalkicking and mid-length handballing. Use this exercise midway through the session. The length of this drill is 80 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length.
 6
 80m

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   2.2  Chew-the-clock kicking
Ages   Senior, U/16.
1
16+
Skills   Kick (short, average, long), Contested Mark, Tackle, Shepherd. *Light contact or inferred pressure.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/16 to senior, this drill requires 16+ players and 1 football. Use this exercise midway through the session. The length of this drill is 50 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length.Tackling is used, so consider players with injuries. This is a kicking drill to practice short kicking, mid-l...
 0
 50m

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   2.3  4-on-4 inside 50
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14.
2+
16+
Skills   *Competitive* Kick (goal, short, long), Handball, Contested Mark, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/14 to senior, this drill requires 16+ players, 4 cones and 2+ footballs. Use this exercise midway through the session. Tackling is used, so consider players with injuries. This exercise develops short kicking, long kicking, goalkicking, quick handballing, mid-length handballing, long handballing, contested marking, tackling, short kicking and shor...
 4
 50m

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   2.4  Switch through the centre kick
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14.
2+
15+
Skills   Kick (short, long).
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/14 to senior, you will need 15 players, 6 cones and 2+ footballs. The length of this drill is 80 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length. This is a kicking drill to practice short kicking and long kicking. Use this exercise midway through the session.
 6
 80m

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   2.5  Defensive running option
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14, U/12, U/10, U/8.
1
16+
Skills   Kick (average, long), Handball (average), Shepherd.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/8 to senior, this drill requires 16+ players, 4 cones and 1 football. The length of this drill is 80 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length.Use this exercise midway through the session. This exercise develops mid-length kicking, long kicking, mid-length handballing and short kicking.
 4
 80m

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