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1 AFL Football Training - Kicking Drills AFL Football Training - Kicking Drills
  • 1.1  Multi-ball Handball
  • 1.2  Mirrored Leading Forward Race
2 AFL Football Training - Handball Drills AFL Football Training - Handball Drills
  • 2.1  Shepherding Square
  • 2.2  Competitive Square
3 AFL Football Training - Tackling Drills AFL Football Training - Tackling Drills
  • 3.1  Kick and Stand the Mark
  • 3.2  Feigned Disposal and Sidestep

1.1Training Drills For Football

AFL Football Training: Multi-ball Handball
Multi-ball Handball

In traffic a loud voice is necessary to assist a teammate who is hot, and good peripheral vision is required to avoid contact with other players. This drill, good for pre-season or pre-game, practices these skills using many balls, giving each player many touches in a short space of time.

  • Players
    group
    15+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    5+
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    30m
Skills
Handball Quick.
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1.2AFL Pre Season

AFL Football Training: 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.
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2.1AFL Preseason Training Program

AFL Football Training: Shepherding Square
Shepherding Square

Players must not let an opponent get past them and tackle their teammate. This aerobically intense drill makes a player repeatedly responsible for shepherding their teammate from an opponent, while the teammate uses evasive skills to get away from trouble.

  • Groups of
    group
    group-arrow
    6
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    10m
Focus
Defensive, Hard Running.
Skills
Tackle, Shepherd.
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2.2AFL Football Skills

AFL Football Training: 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.
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3.1AFL Skill Drills

AFL Football Training: Kick and Stand the Mark
Kick and Stand the Mark

Kicking into the person standing the mark is inexcusable as it often causes a turnover or a shot on goal opportunity missed. This drill makes players practice backpeddling quickly from the mark, as well as running to the next contest.

  • Groups of
    group
    group-arrow
    8
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    2
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    60m
Skills
Kick Long.
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3.2Football Skills and Drills

AFL Football Training: 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
    group-arrow
    8
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    25m
Focus
Skills under pressure.
Skills
Kick Short.
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