Take Your AFL Game to the Max
June 3, 2021
AFL football is one of the most dynamic and multifaceted sports on the planet. The sport requires a multitude of skills as well as high-level fitness and strength. Each zone at AFL Max is designed to help both beginner and elite footballers to be at top of their game. And did you know some AFL players and coaches helped design some of the zones?!
Here is a rundown of what you can expect in each zone to take your game to the max …
Max Interactive is like a giant interactive video game, where traditional physical education boundaries are pushed and take learning to a new level. It is designed to bring active play and active learning together using technology that combines lights, sounds, videos and gameplay. A projector is reflected on a wall - like a big screen - and you use your body, mind and senses to play interactive games.
Skills: Reaction time, decision-making, concentration
Max Aerial has trampolines of different sizes and angles to help you jump your way to greater fitness heights. Trampolining is proven to be one of the most effective forms of cardiovascular exercise. The g-force also builds muscle without the impact of weights. Games like dodge ball help agility and reaction time. And it’s super fun!
Skills: Spatial awareness, balance, agility, strength, coordination
Max Climb has 14 climbing walls to choose from. It aids flexibility which is really important in footy and is a good cardio workout. Have a teammate instruct you up the wall to practice communication skills.
Skills: Hand, feet & eye coordination, core strength, upper and lower body strength, speed.
Max Skills allows for practicing one of the most fundamental skills of the game – kicking.
Kicking practice is not only important to a beginner but also an elite footballer. It is a skill that needs to be practiced continuously. This large zone allows kicking (and hand balling) at various targets.
Skills: Goal-kicking, handballing, target practice, depth perception, accuracy.
Max Bump is a giant inflatable course that includes a giant slide and obstacle course. It helps beginners to learn about blocking and tackling in a safe way. The intense bounce back translates neurologically; helping them understand their impact and contact made on others.
Skills: Blocking, tackling, timing, decision making, upper and lower body strength.
Max Test and Tackle
Max Test and Tackle mimics what it would be like to be at the AFL draft camp! This zone measures fitness components required to be an AFL footballer. It helps to identify strengths and weaknesses. Find your PB or compete against a teammate to increase motivation. See if you improve over time!
Skills: Speed, strength, vertical jump, reaction time.
Max Rookie is for the Auskickers. A climbing tower and play area helps movement and all-round physical health. You have to start somewhere!