Rugby: The Dropkick

What a fantastic tool. I've found a few drills that are unfamiliar,...
Wes, Rugby Coach

DESCRIPTION

Players dropkick the ball, aiming to land the ball inside the area and then follow their kick. They then pick up the ball, run around the cone and rejoin the back of the line.

Ball held, with hands evenly on each side

Locate the target; then, eyes on the ball

Ball held over knee of kicking leg at approx 45 degrees to ground

Step on to non-kicking foot; guide ball to ground; kick ball at the instant it touches the ground.

Follow through with kicking leg.

COACHING POINTS

Hold the ball nearly vertical with bottom hand, with top hand steadying rather than holding.

Keep head over the ball during run up.

Drop the ball, do not throw it into the air first.

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