U8 Picking up off the ground

Picking up technique

Focus

  • AFL video explaining the technical teaching cues for picking up the ball

Rob the Nest

Focus

  • Picking up a stationary ball
  • Running with the ball

Bounce and Give

Focus

  1. Picking up a bouncing ball
  2. Positioning to receive a handball

Pick up technique*

Rob the Nest

Players from each group take it in turns running into the middle, picking up one football to bring back to their team’s “nest”. When there are no footballs left in the middle players may rob other nests.
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Bounce and Give

In pairs, one player throws the football in the air while the other player watches the ball closely, waits for it to bounce 1 or 2 times then attempts to gather the ball as quickly and handballs back to the other player.
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Goalie

Players take it in turns kicking the football along the ground attempting to kick the ball through the scoring line, while the opposing player attempts to stop them from scoring by stopping or picking up the ball with their hands.
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