The Essential Rugby Kick Clinic

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 players max

* All drills in pairs

Day 1

1. Onbaording

  • Parents and introductions
  • Handout: tees
  • Photos

2. Warm up and stretch

  • See full stretch set

3. Video and kicking analysis

  • Record each player using Hudl

3. Chip Kick Drill: Basic static and walking

Game: Chip over crossbar and into a grid/box

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4. Punt Pyramids Drill

Game: punt into the bin or a grid/box

5. Bomb Kick Drill

Game: longest hang time

6. Grubber Kick Drill

Game: ten pin bowling grubbers

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7. Goal kicks Game: 0-45 degrees

Game: 0-45 degrees, sudden death

8. Drop Kick Game: charge downs

Game: charge downs

9. Final game: kicking force backs

Day 2

1. Warm up and stretch

2. Video and kicking analysis results in group session

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3. Tailored program for each player: Drop Kick, Up-and-Under, Box kick, Grubber, Chip-and-Chase, Punt, Penalty shots and conversions

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4. Final game: kicking force backs

5. Warm down

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