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Kick the Stick

Help NAB AFL Auskickers master their kicking skills and focus on hitting their targets.

x1 football or round ball per Auskicker

  

x1 cone per Auskicker

   

A single goal post

  

x1 adult per group

  

HOW TO SET UP

Use the cones to make a circle, with the goal post target in the middle.

Auskickers are to have one ball and stand next to a cone.

STEP 1

On “go” Auskickers kick their footy and aim for the stick!  

Anyone who hits the stick gets a point. 

STEP 2

Slowly up the points the target is worth.  Be playful - get up to a thousand or a million points!

As Auskickers busily “kick the stick”, provide some handy hints like:

  • Point your toes at the stick (your target);
  • Hold the ball over the leg you’re kicking with, and;
  • Keep your head over the ball.

Have Auskickers aim to kick over the target, or have an adult handball to the Auskicker before they turn and kick at the stick.

VARIATION 1

Try a run up before the kick.

VARIATION 2

Experiment with different balls and encourage Auskickers to kick on their alternate foot.

Make sure everyone takes care as footballs will be flying everywhere.

Make sure everyone knows they can’t collect the balls until you say so.

Download the Handy Hints below for more technique tips!

Download Tip Sheets

Level 1 Session 5

Level 1 Session 6

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