drills for afl players

  • 1.1Marking contest 1-on-1
  • 1.2Last Man Standing Skills Pentathlon
  • 2.14 group competitive goal
  • 2.2Voicing metres in the clear
  • 3.1Tackle, Dispose
  • 3.2Propeller Handball

1.1Afl Kick Training Drills

Drills For AFL Players: Marking Contest 1-on-1
Marking Contest 1-on-1

It's very handy having smaller players in the team who are strong overhead and can take a mark up forward. This drill pits players of similar stature against one another in a marking contest to improve marking ability.

  • Players
    group
    8+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    1
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    15m
Focus
Contested ball.
Skills
Mark Contest.
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1.2Junior Football Coaching

Drills For AFL Players: Last Man Standing Skills Pentathlon
Last Man Standing Skills Pentathlon

Introduce some fun at training while also working on precision handball, kicking, marking and goalkicking skills in this 5-event knockout competition.

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    10+
  • Cones
    cones
    40
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    80m
Focus
Fun.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing.
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2.1Australian Rules Drills

Drills For AFL Players: 4 Group Competitive Goal
4 Group Competitive Goal

This drill works the ball around in groups from a wing to defense to the opposite wing and finally to goal, with pressure from defenders requiring good decision making.

  • Players
    group
    24+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    3+
  • Cones
    cones
    0
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb, Mark Contest.
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2.2Football Training Skills

Drills For AFL Players: Voicing Metres in the Clear
Voicing Metres in the Clear

Often it's advantageous for players to run their full distance or even bounce before kicking, as the team gains ground without putting the ball in dispute. This drill has teammates assist runners with voice so they know how far they can run before needing to kick.

  • Players
    group
    18+
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    110m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kick Long.
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3.1Afl Footy Drills

Drills For AFL Players: Tackle, Dispose
Tackle, Dispose

Players must learn to make several efforts when the ball is in dispute. It's easy for a player to stay on the ground and watch the contest. This drill makes the player get up quickly and produce a second effort after tackling.

  • Players
    group
    6+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    1
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    5m
Skills
Tackle, Handball Long.
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3.2Afl Football Tips

Drills For AFL Players: Propeller Handball
Propeller Handball

A good warm-up/warm down drill to work on quick give and take, as well as concentrate on the surroundings.

  • Players
    group
    10+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    9
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    10m
Skills
Handball Quick.
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