Footy 9s skills


Footy 9s is a game for all ages, with competitions starting at primary school.

You can be practise alone by kicking the ball and marking (catching) it yourself, in pairs with a ‘kick-to-kick’ session in the park, or with a full-on game.

The best way to develop skills is to keep them simple and fun before moving on to more advanced routines, during which simulated game pressure and increased speed are added.

Skill development is an area that players of all levels continually work on.

The Basics

Introduction | Bouncing | Handballing | Kicking
Marking | Ruckwork | Picking Up the Ball | Ball Handling

Defensive Skills

Defensive Skills | Evasion Skills | Tackling | Shepherding
Smothering | Bumping | Spoiling