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Football Training Drills

These are some simple drills you can do at home with Mum or Dad, Brother or Sister.

With the Football season on hold our Senior Football Coach, Joe Carmody, has put together a series of simple drills to do at home to continue to improve your football skills.

If you have any questions during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out to your team coach. Thank to junior footballers Meg Stowe and Ethan Drever for assisting Joe in demonstrating the drills.



GROUND BALLS

Senior football coach Joe Carmody outlines 3 simple drills you can do at home to improve your ground ball.



KICKING

Four easy drills for improving your kicking working on balance and kicking under pressure



MARKING

Senior football coach Joe Carmody, demonstrates some simple drills to practise and improve marking technique



REBOUND NET

A rebound net is a very beneficial training resource. Joe Carmody outlines the basics of using one to sharpen reflexes and touch.



HANDBALLS GAMES

If there are 3 or 4 in your family, here are a couple of handballing games to improve your touch.



TRAINING AIDS

REBEL SPORT

Club sponsor Rebel Sport Ballarat have many football training aids to continue to improve your skills whilst at home. Below are some highlighted by our coaching team: 

 
SHERRIN POP UP HANDBALL TARGET:

Practice your passing skills using the Sherrin Pop Up Handball Target. This lightweight inflatable system is easy to set up and pack away quickly. With its target system it is an easy way to practice and hone passing co-ordination skills. The target can be utilised for both individual and team practice drills, making it a perfect practice tool for a wide variety of situations.

  • Target system helps to improve handpass co-ordination
  • Lightweight and foldable for easy storage
  • Pegs included for outdoor stability
  • Durable construction

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REBOUND NET

Crazy Catch Upstart Double Trouble Rebound Net will have everyone refining their hand eye co-ordination with the crazy bounce off these nets! With one net for small balls and another for large balls, this net kills two birds with one stone.

  • Dimensions: 740mm (w) x 740mm (h)
  • Great value rebound net designed to use with all sizes of balls
  • Small and easy to transport
  • Use indoors and outdoors
  • With small ball and large ball nets you can use this to train all kinds of sports
  • Includes: Crazy Catch timer, Crazy Catch level 2 vision ball, activity pack with scorecard, throwing targets and a carry bag

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SYNTHETIC FOOTBALL 

The size 3 football is used for:
Under 9, Under 11 & Under 13 Girls Football.

The size 4 football is used for:
Under 13 boys reserves, and under 15 girls.
 

It has a raised embossed grip for better traction in wet weather. A great training ball it is also very durable which makes it a great kick around ball for the back yard or the park and requires very little maintenance.

  • Training or social use
  • Synthetic outer
  • Raised embossed grip

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SIZE 4 LEATHER

The size 4 leather football is used for under 13 senior boys football, under 15 boys, under 18 girls and senior womens. Made with premium quality leather for durable play, this replica ball is an ideal choice for any avid fan or player.

  • Premium leather cover for durable play
  • Size 04 – Official size and weight of the AFLW

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FULL SIZE LEATHER

Full size leather football is used for Under 17, Under 19 and Senior mens football. The Sherrin KB Australian rules football is made from genuine high grade leather that is hand stitched in Australia, one of the highest grade balls available the KB is made to high standards and is very durable when taken care of correctly, with the lace up section you will even be able to replace the bladder.

  • Genuine high grade leather
  • Full size ball used in many senior competitions as a match ball
  • Size 5
  • Available in Red & Yellow

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