Corridor Full Oval

Corridor – Full Oval Drill for Large Groups

This is a drill that teaches players how to set up “front and square” and encourages hard inside running in numbers and long accurate kicking. This is an ideal drill for training a large groups of players using the full...

/ March 1, 2008
Coaching Young Football Players

Understanding The Coaching Issues Surrounding Young Players – And The Strategies To Address Them

With Trevor Potts, Reserves Coach of the South Adelaide Football Club and one of the most successful coaches in SANFL history. SUMMARY: If you've ever coached a group young players, you'll understand the huge opportunities they offer -- as well...

/ October 3, 2007
Break Away

Break Away – Refining Stoppage Skills

The breakaway is is a game-based training drill that is designed to refine the skill of your players around the ground at stoppages. It's extremely beneficial to the development of players and is an invaluable way to keep your players...

/ October 3, 2007
Developing a Killer Backline

How To Develop a Killer Backline: 5 Cutting Edge Strategies From Melbourne Football Club Assistant Coach, Mark “Bomber” Riley

SUMMARY: Is the backline under-rated? The obvious role of the defensive unit is to stop the opposition scoring goals, but how many coaches teach their players that shots on goal by their own team are generally generated from the back...

/ September 4, 2007
Goosey Goal Kicking

Goosey Goal Kicking Drill – Improving Set Shots

This is a goal kicking drill designed specifically to improve player’s set shots for goal. It was provided to us by Western Bulldogs Forward coach Simon Goosey. Tip: Use this drill in conjunction with Goosey's coaching tips for goal kicking....

/ September 4, 2007
Core Stability is a key Football Skill

Core Stability Training For Australian Rules Football

Summary: One of the hottest issues in professional football circles at the moment is something called ‘core stability’ training. It’s safe to say that every AFL club is incorporating it in their training regimes, along with other teams in professional...

/ July 20, 2007
Contest and Crumb

Contest & Crumb – Improving the art

This is a great drill to teach players the art of crumbing at a contest. It aims to improve both the crumbing skills and decision making of players and also provides intensive contested marking practice for players. Contest & Crumb...

/ July 20, 2007
Cover the Rebound

Cover the Rebound – Defensive Training

This drill teaches players to how to 1) run into space to rebound the ball from defense, and 2) apply pressure to defend against the opposition’s rebound. It’s also a great fitness drill incorporating ball handling and spatial skills. Cover...

/ June 9, 2007

Jason McCartney – On Playing, Coaching And Life After The AFL

SUMMARY: There is no name more synonymous with courage in Australian Rules Football than that of Jason McCartney. The former Fitzroy, Adelaide and Kangaroos key position player was horrifically burnt in the infamous Bali bombings of 2002 and faced a...

/ June 9, 2007
Holding Ground

Holding Ground – High Intensity Warm-Up

This drill is a great warm up type drill and is done at a high intensity. It generates excitement and voice among the players and encourages them to attack the ball hard and work together in tight spaces. It teaches...

/ May 9, 2007