Tag: Fitness

Fitness Testing at the community level

Fitness Testing For AFL Football – What To Do At The Community Level

Summary: Fitness testing is all the rage in the AFL and state leagues around Australia. But are they relevant at the community level? And if so, what tests should community coaches use and when should they conduct them? This article...

/ March 17, 2013
Preseason Training AFL Fundamentals

Preseason Training Program Fundamentals In AFL Football

SUMMARY: Premierships are won and lost in the preseason – or at least that is the view of many of the AFL’s leading coaches. So what should you consider when you develop your preseason program? We asked Mitchell Cook, a...

/ April 4, 2012
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
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
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