HOW TO PLAY
Start with Auskickers kneeling on the grass with their footy in their laps (backside 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 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 to a jog and a run all while bouncing the footy!
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 Auskicker use stay lightly on the top of the football.
Download the Handy Hints below for more technique tips!
HOW TO SET UP
Players spread out in the playing area holding their football.
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.