Aussie Rules, AFL Drill Demonstration
The fat side run is a tactic used to get the ball to a leading tall forward, who is able to lead into space (the coned area) on the "fat Side" of the ground.
The term "Fat Side" is used to describe the area of the ground where there are few players and plenty of free space. It is usually created when forwards, and their opponents move to one side of the ground.
1. The full forward starts on the goal line near the behind post. All other forwards set up as shown.
2. The kicker holds the ball,until the forwards are set up and then lead in the directions as shown. This must be away from the target area
3. The full forward holds his lead for a split second, then leads hard and fast towards the space on the "Fat Side" of the ground.
4. The Forward pocket holds his lead until the full forward has made his lead and run across his line and tries to put a block on or delay the full back.
5. The Kicker kicks the ball long to the space in front of the full forward, allowing him to run onto the ball and take a mark.
6. The centre half forward leads towards to goal square to provide another option
7. The Kicker must weigh up his options