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Coaching the drop goal?

After the Six Nations kicked off this weekend, and the 3 failed attempts at the end of the game respectively, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to why these drop goals were missed, and the best ways to coach the technique?

One on the  main reasons why drop goals are missed (in my point of view) is due to a lack of running through the ball after the kick. They just kick the ball and stand there, allowing the kicking leg to come in a 'C' shape instead of a 'J' shape.

I'm no expert on the drop goal but what is do is to have my body facing 45 degrees away from the posts or where i am kicking and to drop the ball in the middle of my body and not to one side. I also exaggerate the running through the ball.

Furthermore, i drop my hips down on the dropping the ball and try and almost place the ball on the floor, so i'm in control of the bounce. My run up isn't stood still, it's at a slow pace but not sprinting.

I am no expert on the drop goal and there are some good videos out there like this one - .

Hope this helps!

Hey George, how has coaching the drop goal gone? (If you have coached it) Have you found any other new tips about getting a good drop goal? And was my information i gave you helpful. Would love to hear about it.

Cheers.

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