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Skills Skills on your own

Discussion in 'Skills, Coaching, Admin, Umpires' started by runningfree, Aug 31, 2015.

Put it out there
  1. runningfree

    runningfree Draftee

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    With the early end of season for some of us its time to fill in the gaps for a month or two! Anyone have any drills to improve skills that can be done on your own? Cheers!
     

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  2. mike123

    mike123 Brownlow Medallist

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    You can always work on goal kicking on your own I guess?
     
  3. cptkirk

    cptkirk Premiership Player

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    head to kmart and get one of those soccer goal nets then you can replicate running and kicking by kicking the ball into the net from various angles...if you buy 2 then you can do short stab kicks (a great skill to have) from 1 to the other without having to chase the ball 500m each time you kick it
     
  4. runningfree

    runningfree Draftee

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    Thats sounding like a winner, really wanting to make My running kick off of halfback my greatest weapon
     
  5. lions2002

    lions2002 Rookie

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    Go to a reserve or park with lots of trees, kick and try to hit the trees. Start out with think trees then go to skinny trees. It's good fun
     
  6. Vijay

    Vijay Draftee

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    You can take your skills to a great level by getting training with Win With the Pass which help you enhance your skills in a better way.
     
  7. brutus76

    brutus76 Premium Gold

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    A 44 gallon drum or an empty wheelie bin is good for your kicking "touch" to try and kick it in from various distances.
     
  8. breeno

    breeno Premiership Player

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    Bump on this.

    Looking at finally getting (back) into footy at a very low level next year. Haven't played since I was fifteen or so, and have been meaning to get back into it over the past 5 years but some circumstances have meant that I need to spend much of our season in Eastern Europe. But, that should hopefully be resolved as of next year.

    I will be back in Australia by late July, and I want to be prepared for next season. I'll be 25 by that point. If anyone has any other ideas for skill drills to do on my lonesome, that would be great.

    (If you can recommend a struggling Northern Suburbs of Melbourne club who is willing to take on anyone, that would also be great).
     
  9. chuckafl1

    chuckafl1 Draftee

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    get a mark master ball on a string.
     
  10. chuckafl1

    chuckafl1 Draftee

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    it's really helpful for both kicking and marking
     
  11. chuckafl1

    chuckafl1 Draftee

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  12. Gene Simmons

    Gene Simmons Premiership Player

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    Best way to work in your drop punts.. Stand in the middle of the yard, and kick the ball on the spot...about 20m high and let it go straight up and back to you without you moving.. I grew up doing this non-stop on my balcony... no room for error!!