OBJECTIVE:

To apply pressure to opposition by putting the ball into touch.

KEY FACTORS:

  1. Hold ball in upright position.
  2. Eyes on ball.
  3. Contact ball just behind and under point.
  4. Follow-through toward target.

COMMON ERRORS:

  1. Lifting head too early.
  2. Turning shoulders at point of contact with the ball.
  3. Trying to kick too far.
  4. Trying to kick too hard losing timing, balance and power.
  5. Throwing the ball in the air to kick.
  6. Making contact with the ball too late.

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