Football training in isolation presents its challenges but, with a little ingenuity, sharpening your skills certainly isn’t impossible.
And in a four-part series of skill development videos – instructed by West Coast’s AFLW coach Luke Dwyer and head of female football Adam Selwood – eager players can put themselves or a partner through their paces in a fun and challenging range of drills.
Regardless which level of football you play, skill execution is a cornerstone of the game and touch, reflexes and ground ball work are the focuses of videos one and two.
“To become a one touch player not only allows you to become a more effective player with the disposals you generate, it also supports your teammates and how efficiently ball movement can flow for your team,” Selwood said.
Whether it’s rebounding an unpredictable oval-shaped Sherrin off a wall, anticipating the bounce from a wobbly ground-ball or putting a partner to the test in quick-thinking reactionary work, the Female Academy Skill Development program will help footballers train to better execute their skills.
Video one in the player above presents 10 individual drills for players to attempt, while video two below outlines 12 exercises that can be completed with a partner, with thanks to BHP, Barminco, Edith Cowan University, Ballpoint Construction Group and the Town of Victoria Park.