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Auskick Lesson Plan

Rookie and Pro

To ensure everyone gets the most out of the NAB AFL Auskick program, participants are split into two groups: ‘Rookie’ and ‘Pro’:

ROOKIE: 5 – 8 years

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The NAB AFL Auskick Rookie program is where it all starts. Children from ages five to eight learn the fundamental skills required to participate in Australian football.

Rookie sessions usually consist of a warm up, followed by skill activities designed to improve and familiarise participants with the necessary skills of the game.

Weekly sessions end in a modified game where children can hone their skills in a safe, controlled environment.

PRO: 9 – 12 years

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The NAB AFL Auskick Pro program encourages children to build on the skills they’ve learned throughout the Rookie program.

Simulated match activities and drills offer children a more advanced and challenging environment to test their drop punts, handpasses and marks

Modified match practice is a feature of the NAB AFL Auskick Pro sessions and is important in preparing children for the progression to the next step in the AFL pathway: AFL Junior.

Lesson Plans

Download lesson plans for a sequence of activities, including warm ups, skill activities, games and recommended AFL Auskick Rules matches (such as nine-a-side).

When using assistants or helper coaches it is worthwhile printing the materials required for each to use.

More resources
  • Compendium of Games: Download a wide variety of other warm-up activities, skill activities and games.
  • Auskick Rules: Learn how Auskick is designed to encourage young kids.
  • Coaching Children: Get tips and strategies on coaching kids, dealing with parents, being a good coach and more.

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