It’s worth coaching rugby kicking skills as early as possible, even if your young players are not allowed to kick during games yet. By the time kicking is introduced into the game, the youngsters will have a well-developed set of core skills and a basic tactical understanding of when to kick. Use the following rugby coaching tips and drills to help. And, of course, any catching drills are going to be worthwhile as they’ll soon be faced with some up and unders too!
Even without a specialised kicking coach, it is essential you spend more time on this area of the game. Not only does this improve kicking skills but allows the game to flow better and move forward. Kicking is a core skill and a major tactical aspect of the game. I have spent a long time researching this skill. After talking to several top kicking coaches, I've come to the conclusion that, 1. we don't spend enough time kicking out of hand and, 2. when we do, it is not focused enough. MORE
The kick pass is becoming more prevalent at the top level and there is no reason why your players cannot use the same tactic. There are risks, but the possible rewards are great because the ball literally flies out to wing. MORE