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1 AFL Football Kicking Drills AFL Football Kicking Drills
  • 1.1  Both Hands Lane Handball
  • 1.2  Tackle, Second Effort
2 AFL Football Handball Drills AFL Football Handball Drills
  • 2.1  Rolling Ball, Rising Handball
  • 2.2  Kick, Pickup and Goal Tournament
3 AFL Football Goalkicking Drills AFL Football Goalkicking Drills
  • 3.1  3-on-3-on-3
  • 3.2  Roving Repetition

1.1Australian Rules Football Drills

AFL Football Drills: Both Hands Lane Handball
Both Hands Lane Handball

Being skilled with hands on both sides of the body is essential, especially when a player's preferred side is restricted, or their intended target is located on their non-preferred side.

  • Players
    group
    8+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    2
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    10m
Skills
Handball Quick.
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1.2Football Training Programs

AFL Football Drills: Tackle, Second Effort
Tackle, Second Effort

Players must be quickly recover after applying a tackle rather than just lying on the ground.

  • Groups of
    group
    group-arrow
    8
  • Ages
    profile
    9+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    70m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Kicking, Tackle, Handball Quick, Crumb.
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2.1Junior Football Drills

AFL Football Drills: Rolling Ball, Rising Handball
Rolling Ball, Rising Handball

A crumbing player with their head over the ball must often dispose of it immediately as they will be hot. This drill teaches players to pick up an erratically bouncing ball, to get front and square of a crumber using a loud voice to guide them, and to handball on-the-up to a voice.

  • Players
    group
    8+
  • Ages
    profile
    9+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    15m
Skills
Crumb.
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2.2Football Training Exercise

AFL Football Drills: Kick, Pickup and Goal Tournament
Kick, Pickup and Goal Tournament

The task of picking-up a loose ball at full pace and goaling isn't an easy one, especially with the added pressure of competiting with teammates to be first to score. Good fun for all age groups.

  • Players
    group
    16+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    4
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    100m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Goalkicking, Fun.
Skills
Kick Long, Crumb.
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3.1Football Warm Up Drills

AFL Football Drills: 3-on-3-on-3
3-on-3-on-3

Second, third and fourth efforts must be made by players when the ball is in their area. These efforts can be chasing, tackling, running to provide a handball option or applying a shepherd. This drill requires players maintain an enormous workrate to run to defend, then run forward to score, as scoring is difficult.

  • Players
    group
    18+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    90m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Hard Running, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
GoalKicking, Handballing, Kick Short, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb.
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3.2Football Drills For Children

AFL Football Drills: Roving Repetition
Roving Repetition

Communication between onballers is required to win clearances. Stoppages are the focus of this drill, with multiple opportunities for rucks and rovers to gain an understanding of one another. Rovers practice their mobility and concentration when tired.

  • Groups of
    group
    group-arrow
    3
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    10
  • Cones
    cones
    0
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    5m
Focus
Stoppages.
Skills
Ruck, Crumb.
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