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Improve accuracy of a place kick.


One ball for every player.


Place kickers.


Goalposts and surrounding area.


  1. Right in front of the posts (close as you like) take 5 -10 shots at goal.
  2. Move to the left of the centre (15m) and take 5 -10 shots.
  3. Move to the right of the centre (15m) and take 5-10 shots.
  4. Move right over near the touchline of both sides and have 2-3 shots.
  5. Move back from the 22m and have 2-3 long shots.
  6. Go back to the centre if you need to.


• Lean the ball slightly forward to expose the “sweet spot”.
• Before moving back stand over the ball in the kicking position.
• Move back to a comfortable position.
• Concentrate on the “sweet spot”.
• Relax.
• Use imagery to picture the complete kick.
• Approach by running in an arc.
• Turn non-kicking shoulder side on to target.
• Place non-kicking foot in line with target.
• Swing through strike zone.
• Head over ball.
• Make contact with top of instep.
• Rise onto the toes of the non-kicking foot.
• Straight follow through.
• Return to balanced stance.


Increase number of shots and increase angles.

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