5 Things You Didn’t Know About Kicking

April 16, 2015

A short post to clear the air on a few kicking misconceptions.

This is an updated post, with a small video presentation added to further expand on the points I have listed

1. Smoother is a much better focus than Harder…

2. How a player grips a ball is less important than the eventual quality of contact…

3. The action is much more than a leg swing. Understanding “whole of body” movement will provide you a key to coach effective improvement…

4. Players with compact process kick better. Fluent and more efficient…

5. There is no excuse for you not to coach it in your program. It’s a core skill and closely aligned to your attack & defensive strategies…

Full Video Here (a facebook live (iphone) video recording):

 

By Stuart Lierich