Category: Training Drils

Angled Kicking Drill

Angled Kick and Follow – Hitting the Target

A fantastic kicking drill that teaches players to kick on the angle and push up the ground to receive another possession. Excellent for building your player's skill in kicking, hitting the target and creating further opportunities. Angled Kick and Follow...

/ September 1, 2010
Muddys Switch Drill

Muddy’s Switch Drill – Opening up the Fat Side

This drill has been designed to teach players how to “switch the play” in the backline to open up the fat side of the ground and work the ball to the forwards. It was developed by Chris “Muddy” Waterman, the...

/ August 4, 2010
Grid Handball Game

Grid Handball Game – An effective hand speed drill

This simple drill is one of the most effective game-based and fitness drills you can use. It teaches players how to create space, decision making, speed of handball (loop vs bullet), drawing opponents and the art of quick hands/release. Grid...

/ July 30, 2010
Hunting in Packs

Hunting in Packs – Clearing the Contest

This is a drill that teaches players to gain possessions through teamwork by protecting the ball winner and to release the ball to an outside running player to clear the contest area. When extended this is a good method of...

/ July 20, 2010
Switch of Play

Switch of Play – Creating loose man opportunities

A handy drill with the aim of teaching players how to create a loose man opportunity. Players are required to push the play hard to the opposite side of the ground and run and carry the ball. Switch of Play...

/ June 30, 2010
Fast Offensive Running

Fast Offensive Running – Creating the loose man

Utilising the full extent of the oval, this is a great running drill for building the fitness of your players while also teaching them how to create the loose man, run in support and work the ball through the corridor....

/ May 15, 2010
Funnel Drill

The Funnel – 6 vs 6 working the ball into Offense

This is a great 6 vs 6 training drill that teaches players how to play corridor football. Using the majority of the oval players work the ball up the ground, under pressure and through the corridor, to the forwards. Funnel...

/ April 20, 2010
Frawleys Full Oval

Frawley’s Full Oval – Moving from Defense to Offense

This is a fantastic drill – designed by former Richmond Coach Danny Frawley – that provides specialized training for all players involved. Forwards and defenders get game-based training at both ends of the ground and in different defensive set ups....

/ April 10, 2008
Kurts Tackle and Hit

Kurts Tackle and Hit – Kicking Under Pressure

The tackle and hit is a great fitness drill that focuses on a player's kicking skills whilst under pressure. Players practice their tackling and finish with a kick to a leading player. A great all-round drill that can even be...

/ April 4, 2008
Reaction Drill

Reaction Drills – Developing Decision-Making

These are two drills designed to develop your player's reaction and decision-making skills, fitness and shepparding. They have been thankfully provided by Jamie McGinley from the AFL ACT league. Ideal for smaller groups of players to increase fitness building. Reaction...

/ March 8, 2008