How to Play

Please looks through each menu for a guideline on each basic Australian Football skill. Each page contains a video provided by the AFL Community Youtube channel.

For more advanced resources purchase a copy of the Skills Guide at the AFL Development Resources Shop

Garry Lyon and Matthew Lloyd present the skills of Australian Football, introduced and demonstrated by the stars of the AFL.

This video includes sections on:

  • Kicking
  • Handballing
  • Marking
  • Ground Ball Handling
  • Ball Handling
  • Bouncing
  • Evading
  • Smothering
  • Spoiling
  • Tackling
  • Bumping
  • Shepherding
  • Ruckwork


If you have no past experience with Australian Football at all, it is possible you’ve never witnessed anyone play the sport. The highlights below are from the 2013 AFL Grand Final in Australia, a perfect example of what the sport looks like when played.