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Footy Race Track

Kicking, handballing and marking; practise footy skills for the field in one activity!

Each pair of Auskickers need:

x1 football

  

x2 cones

   

x1 adult

(1 adult: 1 pair ratio)

HOW TO SET UP

Two cones about 10m apart with two Auskickers lining up on one cone and the adult on the opposite cone, holding the football.

STEP 1

The adult rolls the ball to one of the Auskickers who picks it up, handballs it back and runs the “footy racetrack”: around the adult and back to the starting point, where the partner then has their go.

STEP 2

Follow up handballs with kicks. Even see if some Auskickers can handball or kick the footy on the run (move cones further apart if doing this).

STEP 3

For Auskickers who like a challenge, they can practise catching the footy above their head (overhead mark) or some speccy marks.

To do this, the adult holds the ball up nice and high and lets the Auskicker grab the ball as they approach and give it back when they turn the corner around the cone.

STEP 4

Now the Auskickers have got the hang of it, see how many laps of the racetrack they can do in a set time, e.g. in 30 seconds!

VARIATION 1

Increase the distance between the cones.

VARIATION 2

Try rolling the football to the Auskicker faster or roll the football end over end.

VARIATION 3

Add a big kick once receiving off the adult (make sure Auskicker retrieves the football before the next person has a go). Auskickers love to see who can kick it the furthest!

VARIATION 4

Try handballing or kicking on their other hand or foot.

VARIATION 5

Use different shaped balls!

While Auskickers practise things like gathering the ball, marking and passing the ball on the run, they also can see the many different ways the football bounces, which keeps them guessing!

Download the Handy Hints below for more technique tips!

Level 1 Session 2

Level 1 Session 3

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