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Afl Training Methods > Mid-air Collision Handball

Focus
Fun.
Skills
Handball Long.
Purpose
Inject some fun into training with this handball drill requiring timing and precision.
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Groups of
12
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Ages
6+
ball
Balls/grp
2
cone
Cones
8
distance
Distance (max)
8m
  • Setup

    Form groups of 12 minimum. For each group, mark an 8m square with cones; in the middle of this square mark another 3m square. Two teams (A) and (B) form intersecting lanes.
  • Step 1

    Teams (A) and (B) each start with a ball. Coach blows the whistle and (A) and (B) both run toward the player at the other end of their lane.
  • Step 2

    Players (A) and (B) must handball the ball to the player down the other end before reaching their inner cone. Players must try to make their handball collide with the intersecting ball from the other lane, in other words, line (A) tries to hit (B)'s ball; (B) aims for (A)'s ball.
    Players must ALSO AIM to hit the player at the other end, should they miss the intersecting ball
    Players can't treadwater waiting for the other lane to handball first.
  • Step 3

    After handballing, players run hard to the opposite end.
  • Step 4

    If a handball manages to strike or even glance an intersecting ball, that team is awarded a point. Restart the exercise immediately.
    Keep score after each successful attempt
  • Step 5

    Variation: Shorter the inner square slightly and repeat the drill with the non-preferred hand.
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Groups of
group
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8
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
1
Distance (max)
distance
15m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Run & Carry.
Skills
Shepherd, Crumb.
demo
play
video
Players
group
16+
Ages
profile
11 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
80m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square.
Skills
Handballing, Kick Long, Shepherd.
demo
play
video
Players
group
20+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
6+
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Crumb.
Players
group
15+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
7
Distance (max)
distance
70m
Focus
Front & Square, Run & Carry.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Groups of
group
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3
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
3
Distance (max)
distance
100m
Focus
Hard Running, Front & Square, Run & Carry, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kick Long, Handball Quick.
Groups of
group
group-arrow
icon-group
7
Ages
profile
6 +
Balls/grp
ball
1
Cones
cone
4
Distance (max)
distance
70m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry.
Skills
Kicking, Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Players
group
12+
Ages
profile
9 +
Balls
ball
1+
Cones
cone
8
Distance (max)
distance
160m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Hard Running, Front & Square, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery.
Skills
Handballing, Crumb, Mark Contest.
Players
group
18+
Ages
profile
13 +
Balls
ball
1
Cones
cone
6
Distance (max)
distance
110m
Focus
Skills under pressure, Defensive, Contested ball, Decision Making, Run & Carry, Forward line delivery, Goalkicking.
Skills
GoalKicking, Kicking, Handballing, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb.
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