OBJECTIVE:

To apply pressure and or regain possession by kicking the ball just over the line of defence.

KEY FACTORS:

  1. Position ball as for an up-and-under kick.
  2. Head down; eyes on ball.
  3. Short follow-through with kicking foot.
  4. Raise toe to impart backspin.
  5. Keep head and shoulders still.
  6. Chase kick.

COMMON ERRORS:

  1. Kicking too hard.
  2. Kicking to opposition player.
  3. Not following kick through.
  4. Kicking too close to defender and getting kick charged down.

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