As a member, you can navigate the CoachAFL Resource Library to find training and practice activities that you can use to design sessions. Below is a sample training session based with the key learning objective of maintaining possession and is recommended for players in the 12-16 year age bracket.
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Kicking in Threes
Players can get together in groups of three to practice different types of kicking. Switch this activity up by allowing players to use their opposite foot, or by kicking to a lead.
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3v1 Clearing Kick
Use the '3v1 Clearing Kick' to teach maintaining possession in close space and identifying a target up the field. Separate players into groups of 4 and run multiple groups of this activity to keep players engaged in the session.
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5v2 Maintain Possession
5v2 Maintain Possession is a great activity to teach players how to deal with pressure and maintain possession. Mix this activity up by adding in more players to both sides.
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Finish off the training session with 'End Ball' and simulate a game environment. Mix this activity up by changing the number of players on each team or by making the playing area smaller or bigger.
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