A solid kicking game should be part of every team's attacking strategy. That's why this U10-U14s plan aims to improve your players' ability to kick from the hand using the 4 key kicking principles below - to increase both their confidence and skill levels so they're prepared to kick in a game.
The 4 kicking from hand principles:
- Keep your eyes on the ball
- Point non-kicking foot in the direction of the kick
- Point the ball in the direction of your kick
- Stand strong on your non-kicking leg and follow through
What's in the Session?
This plan works on grubbers, punts and box kicks in a series of conditioned games. To do this we start with a simple kicking warm-up which will allow you to coach the key points of kicking.
Once players have perfected the basics we then move onto mini-games which will help your players to learn when to employ the kick and to see how accurate kicking can help your side in the right sort of situation.