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Max Impact

Each Max Development program runs for 8 consecutive weeks during school terms in structured 1 hour sessions. Our participants are guided through the fundamentals of football using the AFL endorsed National Junior Training Syllabus.

Research by Troy Kirkman (2015) into sports participation showed the primary reason kids participate in sport is to have fun with their friends. This is priority number one for all sessions at AFL Max.

Our programs also blend structured and unstructured play together with the key requirements for talent development.

Program Schedule

Max Development Programs start Term 1 2020

Program and Age GroupDays and Times
Max Impact – 5-8 year-olds (boys & girls) Mondays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Max Impact – 9-12 year-olds (boys & girls) Tuesdays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Max Impact – 13-15 year-olds (boys & girls) Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
  • All programs are organised in age groups
  • Each program has a maximum of 24 participants
  • All programs include AFL Max water bottles and jump socks
  • All programs are AFL endorsed

Program Details

AFL Max Training Sessions have 5 components (60 mins):

Pre-Game Discovery – Allow participants to explore the venue and their skills with minimal interference from our facilitators
Quarter 1 Energiser Games – Small sided invasion type games with high amount of touches
Quarter 2 Skill and Craft – Interactive drills with medium activity and repetition
Quarter 3 Game Scenario – Decision making games and elements of game strategy or skill
Quarter 4 Fundamentals – Progress through skill gradients by increasing variability, specificity and constraints

Our 8-week framework will be variable depending on age group, but we balance the core football themes and principles throughout. See below:

Football Themes and Principles

ThemesPrinciples or Skills
Contest Stoppages; 1v1 marking; Groundballs; Tackling; Out-numbering; Blocking; Crumbing
Attack Kicking; Handballing; Marking; Decision Making; Bouncing; Evasion; Running Patterns; Creating Options
Defense Spoiling; Intercept Marking; 1v1 Defending; Defending Space; Pressure; Delaying
Transition Moving from Attack to Defense and Defense to Attack

Program Syllabus

Week 1 Exploration & Testing
Week 2 Contest
Week 3 Attack
Week 4 Defense
Week 5 Contest
Week 6 Attack
Week 7 Defense
Week 8 Testing & Celebration

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