BookAustralian Football: Steps to Success provides the essential skills players and coaches need to master the game and build successful teams. This book contains comprehensive instruction on the techniques and tactics that have helped top player Andrew McLeod become a two-time Norm Smith medallist and three-time All Australian. McLeod and football coach and teacher Trevor Jaques draw on years of experience to help you prepare for and play the game.
From basic ball handling to more challenging ruckwork, Australian Football: Steps to Success provides full technical guidance. Carefully selected drills speed the learning process and help monitor progress. You then apply those skills on the field with the tactical approaches essential to commanding every facet of the game. The final training guidelines ensure that practice sessions are varied, efficient, and fun while physically preparing players to execute the skills and withstand the rigors of one of the most challenging team sports.
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Table of ContentsStep 1. Ball Handling
Step 2. Handballing
Step 3. Gathering the Ball
Step 4. Marking
Step 5. Kicking
Step 6. Running and Bouncing
Step 7. Tackling
Step 8. Leading, Guarding and Standing the Mark
Step 9. Spoiling and Smothering
Step 10. Ruckwork
Step 11. Bumping, Pushing, and Shepherding
Step 12. Team Tactics and Strategies
Step 13. Training
Step 14. Conditioning
"Australian Football: Steps to Success covers all of the essential skills and provides drills, guidelines, and information on team play."
Former AFL Commissioner and CEO
"Jaques and McLeod make a formidable team. They have produced the ultimate Australian football guide for every player and coach."
Former champion AFL player
"This book includes key learning points for each skill and important elements of team play along with effective and stimulating practice activities to make planning easy."
National Coaching Development manager, AFL
"With the powerhouse team of Jaques and McLeod and their thorough and systematic approach to skill acquisition, anyone can learn to be a successful Australian football player."
Tennis World #2, avid football fan, and would-be Australian Football League player