After running a lot of different Rugby Kicking sessions this season, I thought I would compile the essential Rugby Kick Clinic.The focus on this format is to empower the athlete and make sure we address mechanics and technique for a great kicking style. Also, it's crucial to make the session fun and varied.Kicking Clinic: 10 … Continue reading The Essential Rugby Kick Clinic
After a season of rugby coaching junior and senior players at Petersham RUFC and Trinity Grammar School, here are my reflections on the most common kicking mistakes. Unbalanced Ball Hold and drop Many rugby players are not able to kick a punt consistency straight. Common problems are a ‘slice’ or ‘hook’ of the ball. I … Continue reading The Most Common Rugby Kicking Mistakes
This is a handy breakdown of how to Goal kick in rugby. What's handy is that it uses good footage of players such as Owen Farrell. Key kicking mechanics covered: setting the ball on the tee height of the tee Run up and approach Pulling the kicking leg back Bodyweight transfer Plant foot position Contact … Continue reading Brand new! Detailed tutorial on how to Goal kick
Place kicks accounted for 45% of all points scored in 582 international Rugby Union matches between 2002 and 2011 (Quarrie & Hopkins, 2015). In fact, a Goal Kick regularly decides a game. So it's worth mastering. Here are the essential steps in performing a Goal Kick: 1. Set up the ball on a tee, pointing … Continue reading How to Goal kick in Rugby
Beauden Barrett creates his magic last year at the World Cup. Just watch the bounce!
We go back to the recent world cup to watch a bevy of bombs.
Another brand new Rugby kicking video that tackles the drop kick in the context of the Sevens Rugby. Ben Gollings features heavily in the video with some great advice. He places a big focus on two factors for a successful drop The Drop: A consistent drop that keeps the ball in position, ready for the strike … Continue reading The Art of the Seven’s Rugby Drop Kick
Dan Carter is one of the best fly-halfs to play the game. He's also one of the best rugby kickers in history. Here's a new tribute video.