Contact Skills

Including tackling, bumping, shepherding and fending off.


  • Tackling with Intent Jude Bolton: With tackling an important part of our evolving game, Jude explains the importance of intent and focusing on the hips to give your teammates the best opportunity to win back the ball

Tackling Skills Guide



  • The Perfect Shepherd Jarrad Waite: Shepherding is one of the game's major team skills. Jarrad explains the importance of making good body contact with your opponent when shepherding to provide a clear pathway for a teammate

Shepherding Skills Guide

Fending Off

The art of ... the 'don't argue'.

We unravel the favourite tactic of AFL hard men.

Online Junior Coaching Course
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