Are You a Defender or an Attacker in Australian Football? Advice for Junior Players

A popular Hawthorne mentor named Alan Jeans had this thought that he kept on drumming into his players. There are just two situations on the field. You will be both a safeguard and an assailant. Assuming your group has the ball you become an aggressor regardless of where you are on the field. That implies set yourself up in a way to get the ball. Assuming the resistance has the football, or the football is in debate, you become a protector, again regardless of where you are on the field. So you cover your rival. A player who can grasp this thought and can incorporate it; turns into a truly significant expansion to his group.

At the point when the football is in question or the game is to restart at the middle square:

Whenever the game restarts, position yourself between your rival and the ball. Put a hand on his/her chest so you know where he/she is. When the ball is in play utilize your hand on your rival’s chest to push off your adversary to get an early advantage towards the football onto the following challenge or to give a lead for your partner.

At the point when your group is in assault:

Whenever your group has the ball, you want to turn into a free player prepared to lead and get the football. Whenever you lead, run into space and towards the player with the football. Be mindful so as not to jam the region into which your other partners might lead.

Attempt to guess where the football will be kicked and, by watching the ball transporter, guess when he is prepared to convey the football. That is the point at which you ought to lead. Make sure to lead emphatically regardless of whether you accept you won’t get the football. This keeps your rival’s brain on you and not the football. In the event that you don’t get the football, be prepared to back up the play I. e. rush to the challenge to offer help to your partners or take the “scraps” from the challenge.

When you have the football and assuming that you are clear, run hard into space, promptly to move away from your rival. Run 15 meters before you bob the football. Then, at that point, keep on running getting yourself adjusted prior to kicking the football towards a main player. (This implies you can approach 30 meters from one bob). Ensure you kick the football before the main player on the contrary side to the protector who is pursuing your colleague. Continuously follow you kick towards the challenge to dip ready assuming it is spilt in the checking challenge. Assuming that the ball is stamped, run past to get a handball.

In the event that you are clear however being pursued, wind to get the chaser straightforwardly behind you. You then, at that point, have control of the chaser since you can turn one way or another. Being straightforwardly behind you implies he can’t team kits abbreviate the distance to get you assuming you turn.

In the event that the ball tumbles to the ground before you or you are pursuing the ball into space, and can’t get the football, you should continue to push the football before you until it bobs up prepared to catch or you could dismiss the football starting from the earliest stage your objectives or a colleague.

At the point when you are in guard mode:

Assuming your adversary has the ball and you are pursuing him/her, attempt to run a line on the hall side of the player. What this does is to drive him/her towards the limit meaning he/she needs to run further to get towards the objectives as well as making a kick for objective more troublesome.

At the point when you are running with your rival towards the ball, consistently attempt to get yourself among him and the football. Then, at that point, when you are two or three meters before the football, knock him/her away from the football to permit you opportunity to get the ball. At the point when you get the ball, you ought to move the football towards the limit. I. e. you shield towards the limit when in doubt.

In the event that you end up behind in a checking challenge attempt to punch the ball away and pursuing it to get ownership of the football. Assuming that you ruin the imprint by punching you will know where you are punching the football. So you enjoy the benefit of knowing where the football will go. When in doubt, you ought to punch towards the limit line.

Assuming you are beaten to the ball and you are pursuing your rival, keep on pursuing regardless of whether you can’t get him/her. Realizing that you are as yet pursuing him/her comes down on him/her and frequently makes his conveyance of football less exact. Assuming that you in all actuality do get him/her, tackle either to hold the ball in the tackle or plan to seize the player assuming your partners are close by prepared to acquire the ball and assault.

One last remark:

Assuming you grasp that whenever in the game, independently of where the football is, that you can abandon aggressor to safeguard or the other way around, it will imply that you are completely associated with the game not simply being an observer when the football is at the opposite finish of the field. This implies that you will generally be prepared to advance to the football beyond your adversary. You will be more engaged with the game; be additional effective and gain more noteworthy delight from your commitment to the group.

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