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Goal Master

Teach NAB AFL Auskickers to track and gather a moving ball!

AFL Stack of Cones A stack of cones
AFL Football Gear Pair x1 football per Auskicker Pair


Auskickers are in pairs. For each pair, use two cones to create a goal line (about two to three metres wide) near the edge of the playing area.

Use two more cones to make another goal line opposite it about 10 metres away.

Send an Auskicker to each goal line, and give one of them a footy.

Replicate this set up as many times as you need.

In AFL Using two cones to create lines and sending Auskicker in each goal line, and give them a footy.


When you say "Go", the player with the ball drops it onto their footy, kicking it along the ground towards the opposing goal line.

The opposite partner tracks the ball and attempts to stop it going through the goal line.

AFL Auskick planning Goal Master level 3 in a Let's play session


A point is awarded each time the ball goes through the goal line.

After a while, Swap the pairings.

AFL Youth Auskicker winning Award Points in Goal Master Level 3


Try to get players to experiment different ways to kick the ball along the ground, or kicking with their alternate foot.

AFL auskicker trying to kick the ball in Goal master level 3 activity session
AFL Auskicker can kick and bounce by using their footy.

Make sure the kickers are changing the type and direction of their kicks.

AFL Auskicker kick and bounce skill task

This activity is about finesse and control, not kicking as hard as they can.

AFL Auskicker can kick and bounce by using their footy.

Encourage the 'goalie' to put their body behind the ball and to not be afraid of the footy.

AFL Auskicker handling ball in one hand Skill task

Download The Handy Hints below for more technique tips!

How to Kick a Footy

How to Grab a Ground Ball