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1 AFL Kicking Kicking Drills AFL Kicking Kicking Drills
  • 1.1  Short to a Diagonal Lead
  • 1.2  Passing Options Game
2 AFL Kicking Handball Drills AFL Kicking Handball Drills
  • 2.1  Defensive and Infield Switches
  • 2.2  Split the Centre Goalkicking
3 AFL Kicking Tackling Drills AFL Kicking Tackling Drills
  • 3.1  Draw the Opponent 3-on-1
  • 3.2  Right Choice Inside 50

1.1Australian Football Coaching

AFL Kicking 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.
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1.2AFL Training Routine

AFL Kicking Drills: Passing Options Game
Passing Options Game

Players can fall into the trap of kicking to the closest person they see, failing to lift their eyes and see what's on further afield. This drill practices kicking to leading targets, making players look upfield before selecting whether to play safe and kick short, or choose the more lucrative but riskier long option.

  • Groups of
    group
    group-arrow
    16
  • Ages
    profile
    11+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1+
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    60m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Decision Making, Fun.
Skills
Kicking.
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2.1Junior AFL Training Drills

AFL Kicking Drills: Defensive and Infield Switches
Defensive and Infield Switches

In the instance where opposition players have dropped a kick behind play, it's best to avoid kicking to this contest and instead switching sideways, creating space for players to lead into. This drill practices two switches - a long, wide switch in defense to create space, and a central switch to open up a forward's leading area.

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    3+
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing.
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2.2AFL Drill

AFL Kicking Drills: Split the Centre Goalkicking
Split the Centre Goalkicking

By aiming for a smaller goal within the goal when taking a set shot, players are forced to concentrate on controlling the ball to pinpoint a smaller target. The same can be applied on gameday, when players can use the goal umpire as their target within a target when kicking at goal.

  • Players
    group
    8+
  • Ages
    profile
    9+
  • Balls
    ball
    2+
  • Cones
    cones
    4
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    35m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Goalkicking, Fun.
Skills
GoalKicking.
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3.1Kids Football Drills

AFL Kicking Drills: Draw the Opponent 3-on-1
Draw the Opponent 3-on-1

When an opponent must cover two players, they must choose to continue allowing to ball carrier to progress, covering the next probable recipient, or commit to tackling the player with the ball. Players must learn to draw the opponent, the give to a free player.

  • Players
    group
    12+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    60m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Tackle, Shepherd, Handball Quick.
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3.2AFL Training Tips

AFL Kicking Drills: Right Choice Inside 50
Right Choice Inside 50

Teams should move the ball the length of the field in the shortest time possible to keep the forward line free for players to lead into. Teams often move the ball nicely down the field, but the let themselves down with a poor final kick inside 50m. This drill practices quick ball movement and finishing off with a kick to the correct forward option.

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    4+
  • Cones
    cones
    9
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handball Quick, Crumb, Mark Contest.
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