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1 AFL Skills Coaching - Kicking Drills AFL Skills Coaching - Kicking Drills
  • 1.1  Backdoor Switch Handball
  • 1.2  Block the Man on the Mark
2 AFL Skills Coaching - Handball Drills AFL Skills Coaching - Handball Drills
  • 2.1  Kick, 1-2 Handball, Retrieve
  • 2.2  Quick Full Oval Transition with 2-on-1
3 AFL Skills Coaching - Shepherding Drills AFL Skills Coaching - Shepherding Drills
  • 3.1  Switch Through the Centre Handball
  • 3.2  Pressure in the Pentagon

1.1AFL Coaching Resources

AFL Skills Coaching: Backdoor Switch Handball
Backdoor Switch Handball

When the field ahead is congested, as sideways switch is a good option as it opens up space for players to lead into. This drill replicates a mark or free to a player, who uses a player running through the backdoor who then switches laterally to an open running player.

  • Players
    group
    15+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    2+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    30m
Focus
Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
Handballing, Shepherd.
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1.2Australian Rules Training

AFL Skills Coaching: Block the Man on the Mark
Block the Man on the Mark

An interesting tactic employed at AFL level involves having a player stand directly alongside the opposition man on the mark, thus blocking their ability to chase the next receiver. This drill employes that tactic in open play, and close to goal.

  • Players
    group
    20+
  • Ages
    profile
    13+
  • Balls
    ball
    2+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    80m
Focus
Forward line delivery, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long.
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2.1AFL Muscle Stretches Training

AFL Skills Coaching: Kick, 1-2 Handball, Retrieve
Kick, 1-2 Handball, Retrieve

This drill practices three skills in a short burst, and is ideal for pre-season or warm-up.

  • Groups of
    group
    group-arrow
    6
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    1
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    15m
Skills
Kick Short, Handball Quick, Crumb.
Related
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2.2AFL Skills Training

AFL Skills Coaching: Quick Full Oval Transition with 2-on-1
Quick Full Oval Transition with 2-on-1

Moving the ball quickly through open space, then switching infield is an excellent pathway to goal. This drill practices long kicking to targets leading to open space, centering the ball, and beating a defender to achieve a shot on goal. A race format makes this drill more challenging and enjoyable.

  • Players
    group
    24+
  • Ages
    profile
    15+
  • Balls
    ball
    2
  • Cones
    cones
    8
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Goalkicking, Gameplan/Strategy.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking.
Related
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3.1Drills For Football Players

AFL Skills Coaching: Switch Through the Centre Handball
Switch Through the Centre Handball

Quickly switching play is vital to open up space to lead into. This drill practices creating space by handballing to a player front and square in a central position, who then gives to a wider running option.

  • Players
    group
    15+
  • Ages
    profile
    6+
  • Balls
    ball
    2+
  • Cones
    cones
    6
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    40m
Skills
Handballing.
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3.2Football Training For Adults

AFL Skills Coaching: Pressure in the Pentagon
Pressure in the Pentagon

Players must practice making correct decisions under pressure. This drill makes players under-the-pump size-up which teammates are free, and dispose accurately to them without telegraphing their intention to the opposition.

  • Groups of
    group
    group-arrow
    7
  • Ages
    profile
    9+
  • Balls/grp
    ball
    1
  • Cones
    cones
    5
  • Distance (max)
    distance
    5m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Decision Making.
Skills
Handballing.
Related
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