With metropolitan Melbourne currently in lockdown, it's vital that our football community remains active. Keep training at home to maintain your physical & mental wellbeing, while maintaining key skills that will keep you sharp & match-ready.

Explore the resources below for skills sessions that can be completed at home or a local park.

Junior players

The Play Football Skills Hub contains drills for you to elevate your core technical skillset. These include basics such as juggling, control and shooting to more advanced skill moves and dribbling techniques.

View the skills hub via the link below:

Play Football Skills Hub

An example of the tutorials available on the Play Football Skills Hub.

Senior players

Football Victoria's technical team has been in consultation with its Sports Science Advisor regarding the impact of the lockdown on senior players.

In the mid-season phase of competitions, players who have been predominately injury-free and healthy so far in 2021, should be at this point ‘game fit' and able to accommodate minor training time loss due to injury/ health issues or suspension of play (COVID-19 restrictions).

Clubs are encouraged to support players to maintain physical activity in between competition suspension and return to competitive play.

This includes areas such as running loading, that includes high-speed running and change of direction movement at game speed intensity; actions involving quick starts and stops and individual technical skill practice.

This will help to ensure that any fitness loss is minor, at worst.