Other skills

Includes skills such as picking up the ball, ball handling, bouncing, evading, smother, spoiling and ruckwork.

Picking Up

Ball Handling

  • Clean with the Hands – Luke Power: Luke emphasises the importance of clean ball handling and draws a line between the one- and two-handed pick up, explaining when it is best to use each




  • Making the Smother – Adam Simpson: With smothers becoming harder to execute with changing game styles, Adam details the role this ‘one-percenter’ plays in lifting the team


  • A Real Spoil Sport – Graham Johncock: Graham talks about the fine line between marking and spoiling and highlights the importance of keeping your eye on the ball and directing the spoil towards teammates on the ground


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