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1. Shortball AFL Drills
     1.1 Spin out of trouble
     1.2 Peripheral Vision Triangles
     1.3 The Fend, a.k.a. the 'Dont Argue'
2. Half oval AFL Drills
     2.1 Attack to defense
     2.2 Shadow kicking
3. Full oval AFL Drills
     3.1 Football Netball
     3.2 Centering kick or shot
     3.3 4 group competitive goal
     3.4 Quick full oval transition with 2-on-1
4. More resources

1. AFL Drills - shortball drills

   1.1  Spin out of trouble
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14, U/12.
1+
12+
Skills   Handball (quick, long). *Light contact or inferred pressure.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/12 to senior, you will need 12 players, 6 cones and 1+ footballs. The length of this drill is 30 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length. This is a handball exercise to practice quick handballing and long handballing. Use this exercise early in the training session, or perhaps in between longer exercises for recovery.
 6
 30m

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   1.2  Peripheral Vision Triangles
Ages   Senior, U/16, U/14, U/12, U/10, U/8.
2+
12+
Skills   Handball (average), Shepherd.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/8 to senior, this drill requires 12+ players, 6 cones and 2+ footballs. Use this exercise early in the training session, or perhaps in between longer exercises for recovery. This is a handball exercise to practice mid-length handballing and short kicking.
 6
 0m

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   1.3  The Fend, a.k.a. the 'Dont Argue'
Ages   Senior, U/16.
1
groups of 8
Skills   *Competitive* Handball (average), Tackle.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/16 to senior, this drill requires groups of 8 players, 4 cones and 1 football per group. Tackling is used, so consider players with injuries. This is a handball exercise to practice mid-length handballing and tackling. The length of this drill is 30 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate lengt...
 4
 30m

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2. AFL Drills - half oval drills

   2.1  Attack to defense
Ages   Senior, U/16.
1
20+
Skills   Kick (short), Handball (average). *Light contact or inferred pressure.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/16 to senior, this drill requires 20+ players, 10 cones and 1 football. This exercise develops short kicking and mid-length handballing. Use this exercise midway through the session. The length of this drill is 70 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length.
 10
 70m

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   2.2  Shadow kicking
Ages   Senior, U/16.
1
16+
Skills   Kick (short, average), Contested Mark. *Light contact or inferred pressure.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/16 to senior, you will need 16 players, 4 cones and 1 football. Use this exercise midway through the session. The length of this drill is 80 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length. This is a kicking drill to practice short kicking, mid-length kicking and contested marking.
 4
 80m

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3. AFL Drills - full oval drills

   3.1  Football Netball
Ages   Senior, U/16.
2+
20
Skills   *Competitive* Kicking, Goalkicking, Handball, Contested Mark, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/16 to senior, you will need 20 players, 8 cones and 2+ footballs. Use this exercise towards the end of training. Tackling is used, so consider players with injuries. This exercise develops short kicking, mid-length kicking, long kicking, goalkicking, quick handballing, mid-length handballing, long handballing, contested marking, tackling, short ki...
 8
 200m

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   3.2  Centering kick or shot
Ages   Senior, U/16.
3
18+
Skills   Kick (average, long), Handball (long).
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/16 to senior, you will need 18 players, 10 cones and 3 footballs. This exercise develops mid-length kicking, long kicking and long handballing. Use this exercise towards the end of training.
 10
 0m

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   3.3  4 group competitive goal
Ages   Senior, U/16.
3+
24+
Skills   Kicking, Goalkicking, Handball, Contested Mark, Tackle, Shepherd, Crumb. *Light contact or inferred pressure.
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/16 to senior, you will need 24 players and 3+ footballs. The length of this drill is 200 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length.Use this exercise towards the end of training. Tackling is used, so consider players with injuries. This exercise develops short kicking, mid-length kicking, l...
 0
 200m

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   3.4  Quick full oval transition with 2-on-1
Ages   Senior, U/16.
2
24+
Skills   Kicking, Goalkicking, Handball (average).
About
For coaching AFL footballers aged U/16 to senior, you will need 24 players, 8 cones and 2 footballs. This exercise develops short kicking, mid-length kicking, long kicking, goalkicking and mid-length handballing. The length of this drill is 200 metres for seniors, when coaching juniors you should shorten this drill to a more appropriate length.Use this exercise towards the end of training.
 8
 200m

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