aussie rules training drills

  • 1.1Defensive and infield switches
  • 1.2Rebound with crumb and 2-on-1
  • 2.1Draw the opponent 3-on-1
  • 2.2Quick Hands 7
  • 3.1Direct to marking targets
  • 3.2Switch into defense

1.1Football Skill Drills

Aussie Rules Training Drills: Defensive and Infield Switches
Defensive and Infield Switches

In the instance where opposition players have dropped a kick behind play, it's best to avoid kicking to this contest and instead switching sideways, creating space for players to lead into. This drill practices two switches - a long, wide switch in defense to create space, and a central switch to open up a forward's leading area.

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    3+
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing.
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1.2Afl Skills Drills

Aussie Rules Training Drills: Rebound with Crumb and 2-on-1
Rebound with Crumb and 2-on-1

The transition from attack to defense is best achieved by using the open or 'fat' side of the ground. This drill practices quick ball movement whilst incorporating stations to practice front and square positioning near goal, and decision making in a 2-on-1 contest.

  • Players
    group
    25+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    7
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Front & Square, Run & Carry, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Crumb, Mark Contest.
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2.1Afl Skills and Drills

Aussie Rules Training Drills: Draw the Opponent 3-on-1
Draw the Opponent 3-on-1

When an opponent must cover two players, they must choose to continue allowing to ball carrier to progress, covering the next probable recipient, or commit to tackling the player with the ball. Players must learn to draw the opponent, the give to a free player.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    60m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Tackle, Shepherd, Handball Quick.
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2.2Australian Football Drills

Aussie Rules Training Drills: Quick Hands 7
Quick Hands 7

The ability to take the ball cleanly and give quickly are critical, this drill practices these skills.

  • Groups of
    group
    7
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    5
  • Cones
    cones
    0
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    2m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Handball Quick.
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3.1Afl Coaching Tips

Aussie Rules Training Drills: Direct to Marking Targets
Direct to Marking Targets

Strong marking players should be supported by kicking long to them so they can contest 1-on-1. Every time a ball is handballed or kicked short, this give the defense time to close down the space up forward. This drill features long and direct kicks to targets, and creating run past these players to continue moving the ball on quickly.

  • Players
    group
    24+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    4+
  • Cones
    cones
    9
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Front & Square, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Shepherd, Handball Quick, Crumb, Mark Contest.
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3.2Afl Coaching Tactics

Aussie Rules Training Drills: Switch into Defense
Switch into Defense

The switch can open up space for players up the ground, but can be dangerous. A horizontal switch that is picked off by the opposition will often result in a goal. To lessen the risk, this drill practices switching defensively away from opponents rather than horizontally.

  • Players
    group
    18+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    150m
Focus
Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kick Long.
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