EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS RUGBY COACHES

Repeatable out-of-hand kicks

Work on your kicker’s specific out-of-hand technique so they can develop that natural ability into a repeatable, accurate skill under pressure.

Ideal to use a session the players can then go and use themselves, before or outside training time.

ACTIVITY 1

  1. Put cones every 5m back from a set of goalposts.
  2. Have a kicker start at the nearest cone and kick at the post. Concentrate on the foot following through to the target. 
  3. When they have hit the post once, then they move back to the next cone. They try to get back as far as they can in 10 attempts.

ACTIVITY 2

  1. Mark out the cones and balls as above. The kicker has one minute to kick five balls through the posts. 
  2. The time element puts pressure on the technique to be repeated accurately.

TECHNIQUE

  • Kick to a specific target.
  • The leg and foot follow through to that specific target.
  • Use both the strong and weak kicking foot.

  • Hold the ball in line with the kicking foot, at about hip height.
  • Drop the ball and kick through to the target, with the hips and chest facing the direction of the kick.
Share this
Follow us
X
X