OBJECTIVE:

To apply pressure by putting the ball high into the air, allowing attacking players to contest possession.

KEY FACTORS:

  1. Hold ball in upright position.
  2. Eyes on ball.
  3. Head over top of ball.
  4. Turn slightly side-on to protect ball.
  5. Swing hips into kick.
  6. Contact ball just behind and under point.
  7. Raise toes on contact.
  8. High follow-through.
  9. Protect ball from opposition.

COMMON ERRORS:

  1. Kick goes too far or not far enough.
  2. Kicker lifts head too early.
  3. Ball not placed correctly on the foot.
  4. Follow-through not high enough.
  5. Non-kicking foot leaving the ground creates imbalance. 

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