We have all seen examples of where a drop kick has been the dominant force in a game. A drop kick to win a game in the dying moments or regaining possession from a kick off in rugby sevens to snatch a last minute victory.
The dropkick more than any other kick has so many subtle differences based on what you’re wanting the ball to do. In this video, I explain how to execute these differences and what that looks like in order to achieve it. Like all skills, find what works for you and then put the hours in on the quest to master it.
In part 1 of the episode, we cover the hand placement & ball drop to allow for a consistent ball drop every time.
In part 2 of the episode, we cover height vs distance & how to accurately change the style of kick with different exercises.
In part 3 of the episode, we are looking at how to position your body to gather more momentum & how momentum will change the style of kick.
In part 4 of the episode, we are looking into developing good habits with the ball contact, being consistent with the strike of the ball every time & not scooping the ball.
In part 5 of the episode, we are covering the “four kicks”, looking at how the set up will change for each specific kick.
In part 6 of the episode, we are looking into body movement, ball drop, striking power, and how to approach each drop kick with slight variations.
In part 7 of the episode, we are looking into how are body should be positioned when receiving a kick in game, also making sure to re-balance and set yourself if you receive a poor pass.
A well executed precise drop kick can have a dramatic impact on the game. Ask Jonny Wilkinson! Give this style of kick time, dedication and repetition. A kicker who can drop the ball on a target or build scoreboard pressure with the boot is a huge asset to a team and one coaches look for.