Players need to know when to kick in game situations. Here are some rules you can use to reward good kicking in your small-sided games so players are incentivised to use the right kicks. MORE
Practise kicking in game-like situations
Great kicking can score tries. Danny Cipriani proved just that last weekend when he kicked the ball through the South African defence for Jonny May to dot down.
It takes awareness. And if you can create plenty of scenarios in training where players can test out their kicking, they improve both their tactical and technical prowess. This goes for kicks in open play and kick-offs.
Why not warm up with Airball. This is a simple catching game that can easily be developed to include kicking and even kick offs.
Then move into a small-sided game called Get your kicks. It will incentivise your players to use the right kicks at the right times.
Another good game to play is Kick and rush, where the players get used to chasing their own kicks to score.
Finally, Develop your kicking game strategy with our range of tops and drills that you can build into a 30-minute session.