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.

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Kicking Clinic: 10 players max

* All drills in pairs

Day 1

1. Onboarding

Parents and introductions
Handout: tees
Photos


2. Warm up and stretch

Watch full stretch video

 

3. Video and kicking analysis

Record each player using Hudl

 

4 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

Mike Parsons