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Punt kick

Before the kick, the kicker should:
  • adopt a balanced, stable, strong body position
  • keep their opposite shoulder forward: if kicking with right foot - left shoulder; left foot - right shoulder
  • hold the ball in two hands with one point aimed at the foot, the other at the sky
  • extend their arms fully (elbows straight)
  • keep their core strong, then cock their leg by flexing hip and knee
  • drop the ball onto their foot keeping their posture tall and upright with their head slightly forwards
During the kick, the kicker should:
  • step onto their non-kicking foot, which should be in line with the target
  • un-cock their leg by extending hip and knee
  • keep their head down and forwards
  • make contact with the bone on the top of the instep of their foot (laces of boot) and the point of the ball, keeping their toes pointing to the ground
  • maintain their leg speed through contact
After the kick, the kicker should:
  • maintain their forward momentum with their body moving towards target
  • follow through with their kicking foot to finish towards the target
  • be carried forward, by momentum, from their non-kicking foot to land on the same foot
  • follow through with their opposite arm to finish towards the target to maintain balance and direction
  • keep their head down and forwards until follow through is complete
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