Here are my nine skills and technique tips that I used with Leicester Academy players to improve their kicking range from hand. MORE
Running drop punt clockface to maximise distance
Stuart Alred from the School of Kicking shows us the ideal position to start the running drop punt to make sure we engage the most powerful leg muscles.
1. You can get away with being “square” with the kick, but you can maximise your distance with a proper set up.
2. Face the target. That’s now 12 o’clock on a clockface.
3. If you are right-footed, turn to 1 o’clock (11 o’clock for left footers).
4. When the kicker drives through the ball, they drive the foot through to the target. Otherwise, you recruit the muscles from the inside of the leg and groin, rather than the stronger leg muscles.