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1 AFL Handball Drills For Players AFL Handball Drills For Players
  • 1.1  
  • 1.2  Tennis Football
2 AFL Shepherding Drills For Players AFL Shepherding Drills For Players
  • 2.1  Spin Out of Trouble
  • 2.2  Breakaway Defenders
3 AFL Handball Drills For Players AFL Handball Drills For Players
  • 3.1  Peripheral Vision Triangles
  • 3.2  Small Target Squares

1.1Football Training Tips

AFL Drills For Players: Tennis Football
Tennis Football

This fun game requires accurate kicking and thought to catch the opposition out, and safe hands under pressure.

  • Groups of
    group
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    6
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    50m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Fun.
Skills
Kick Long.
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2.1Footy Training Drills

AFL Drills For Players: Spin Out of Trouble
Spin Out of Trouble

To avoid a tackle, players can change direction by sidestepping and spinning their body around 180 degrees. After this spin, the player may still be held and need to quickly dispose of the ball by hand. This drill practices handballing to a constant loud voice of a teammate while slightly disoriented after a spin.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    30m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Handballing.
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2.2AFL Coaching Drills For Juniors

AFL Drills For Players: Breakaway Defenders
Breakaway Defenders

There are times when it's appropriate to grant defenders the freedom to run off their opponent to provide an attacking option upfield...although in a game situation, there must some cover for the opponents left behind. This drill teaches defenders to run the lines to become a loose option, and requires accurate finishing after hard gut running.

  • Players
    group
    18+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    10
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing.
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3.1Training Drills For AFL

AFL Drills For Players: Peripheral Vision Triangles
Peripheral Vision Triangles

Players must learn to use their peripheral vision to evaulate where players are positioned around them, and whether they need to change directions to avoid one. This drill practices sidestepping or spinning to avoid collisions with an intersecting group, which in a game could be a player trying to tackle them.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    2+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    15m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Shepherd.
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3.2Aussie Rules Skills

AFL Drills For Players: Small Target Squares
Small Target Squares

Multiple skills are tested in this drill which focuses on accurate kicking to targets/leads/goal/switch, support at marking contests, and running to receive.

  • Players
    group
    18+
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    10
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    130m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Run & Carry, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Ruck, Crumb, Mark Contest.
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