footy drills

  • 1.1Huddle and break
  • 1.2Mirrored leading forward race
  • 2.1Three Man Weave
  • 2.2Competitive Square
  • 3.1Short to a diagonal lead
  • 3.2Feigned Disposal and Sidestep

1.1Afl Training For Kids

Footy Drills: Huddle and Break
Huddle and Break

The huddle is a formation which sees all players bunched together as the full-back prepares for the kick-in. It's an effective way to play long and safe when looking to hold onto a lead, as it allows a team to gather numbers and be first to the kick-in area

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    16+
  • Balls
    ball
    2+
  • Cones
    cones
    3
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Crumb.
Related
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1.2Pre Season Afl

Footy Drills: Mirrored Leading Forward Race
Mirrored Leading Forward Race

This drill focuses on clean delivery, hitting targets up forward and goalkicking in an enjoyable race format. It also highlights the importance of leading forwards not over-running the ball, and kicking goals from set shots.

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    9+
  • Balls
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    80m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking, Fun.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Tackle, Handball Quick, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Related
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2.1Australian Afl Coaching

Footy Drills: Three Man Weave
Three Man Weave

After handballing to a teammate, players must instinctively protect them. This drill simulates protecting teammates by weaving behind and feigning a shepherd after handballing to them.

  • Players
    group
    15+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    30m
Skills
Shepherd, Handball Quick.
Related
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2.2Afl Workouts

Footy Drills: Competitive Square
Competitive Square

Good old fashioned hard-ball-get practice is occasionally required to improve attack on the ball. This drill provides competitive practice both 1-on-1 and with assistance from teammates. Winning the contest requires accurate disposal under pressure.

  • Players
    group
    10+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    10
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    30m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Decision Making.
Skills
Kick Short, Tackle, Handball Quick, Crumb.
Related
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3.1Australian Rules Football Training

Footy Drills: Short to a Diagonal Lead
Short to a Diagonal Lead

Sometimes a forward can't lead directly towards the ball carrier, as the space in front of them is occupied, so an angular lead is required. This drill practices leading diagonally into space, and kicking to that player's advantage.

  • Players
    group
    18+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    3+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    40m
Skills
Kick Long.
Related
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3.2Football Coach Training

Footy Drills: Feigned Disposal and Sidestep
Feigned Disposal and Sidestep

Too many players have their kick smothered by the opposition when they could avoid it by fooling the opposition and using a sidestep. This drill practices starting the kicking motion, then changing the action to avoid the smother.

  • Groups of
    group
    8
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    25m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Kick Short.
Related
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