This mini eBook contains AFL defensive drills ideally suited for defenders between the ages of 17 and beyond. These drills have been specifically designed by Groundwork Coaching to improve their defensive craft as they approach senior level. An ideal resource for junior/senior coaches to use for their backline to improve skills, decision making, game awareness and accountability for this position.
“Groundwork Coaching is a one of the best AFL coaching resources available on the market and will enhance coaching at any level. I have used the Perfecting Stage in my coaching at North Melbourne Football Club, and in contrast I have used the Underlying Stage book with my son's under 10 side. It is this diversity of use that makes this a great resource for any coach and club. Groundwork Coaching provides such a wide variety of techniques and drills that will help develop the players at all levels. As the coach, it is your responsibility to ensure that there is continuous improvement in your playing group. By using Groundwork Coaching, this will allow you to do exactly that because it will cater for your entire playing group, no matter what their level of expertise - a very impressive publication!”
North Melbourne Football Club
“The Groundwork series of coaching references are wonderful resources for all coaches whether they be starting out or looking for further ideas to add to their coaching prowess. Coaches of senior players down to the U/10’s will benefit from all the information that surrounds skills and drills training, team structures, player feedback and the principles of coaching. The AFLCA recommends Groundwork as a valuable addition to your coaching library.”
AFL Coaches Association
“Groundwork is like having your favourite old coach in your back pocket. I am always able to mix up drills and training scenarios with the wide range of material from the book. There is no need to try and modify advanced drills as everything featured is set up perfectly for the level my team is at. The squad were able to build skills and progress with strategies smoothly thanks to the appropriately designed training activities in both the Modelling and Establishment Stages.”
Ballarat Grammar, Senior Girls First XVIII Football Coach