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Let's Bounce

Master the skill for bouncing the ball while running.

A stack of coloured cones


x1 football per Auskicker


x1 adult per group



Players spread out in the playing area holding their football.


Start with Auskickers kneeling on the grass with their footy in their laps (backsides resting on their heels).  

Everyone tries bouncing the ball on the grass in front of them. Straighten up still kneeling and bounce the footy. Try it only kneeling on one knee.  

Now crouch and bounce!    

When everyone has the idea of what bouncing is, everyone walks around having a bounce. From walking go to a jog and a run all while bouncing the footy!


If the Auskickers are pretty confident about this way of bouncing, try a cone-bouncing game:

  • Put some different coloured cones down.
  • As the Auskickers wander around the area bouncing their balls, now and then say “cone!” and every Auskicker has to find a cone.
  • Next, pick a colour and if an Auskicker is near a cone of that colour, they bounce their ball three times.

Before starting, have a quick talk about the best way to bounce the oval shaped football. Download the Handy Hints below for pointers such as, when bouncing, have the hand Auskickers use stay lightly on top of the football.

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