Every rugby coach I have ever met tells me they value the importance of good kicking, but only very few really integrate it into their team’s development.
Good kicking finds you opportunities, field position and points, whilst poor execution will cause you to lose ground, possession and matches.
I have, on (too) many occasions, preached to all that kicking to the sideline requires players to have system and process. A framework, if you will, for making maximal gains for their team.
Below is an example of what happens to players on occasions, when no toolbox exists to focus and execute correctly. Whilst this may be a one-off ‘blooper’ style kick, you will only reduce the risk by building a sound routine of: Position Assessment (Field), Alignment & Set Up, Approach & Contact, Landing & Release…
The Little Things are BIG Things, as demonstrated in this short clip below:
By Stuart Lierich