Field Goal Kicking Exercises

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In order to improve field goal kicking skills and strength, there are a number of exercises a player can use, such as the no-step exercise. Discover how a field goal kicker can improve their first strike on a football with help from a head football coach in this free video on kicking field goals.

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Hi, this is Coach Jesse Shale from Miami, Florida. In this clip we're going to show you some field goal kicking exercises and what we're going to talk about are some things that, after you've already got the correct technique, you can work on to improve not only your accuracy but also, your strength. Now we're going to start with the strength aspect of it. So what we're going to do is start something called the no-step exercise and what we do is we take the kicker and we bring them up to the tee and what they're going to do is put their right, their plant foot, depending on which side they kick the ball from; right footed or left footed. And he's going to put his plant foot right next to the tee. What's going to happen is now the kicker is just going to take no steps, but swing his leg through to kick that football; okay. So he goes and he steps and he kicks through the ball. So that's the no-step and you would work on that just to improve your first strike with the ball. And that's what we do just 'cause if you take it in pieces and you make it into a whole. You take one piece at a time and you add another piece. So what we do after this is change it to a one-step exercise; where now he will take his plant foot back one step. "Go ahead and shoot back just a little bit." And now he's just going to take one step and then make his kicks. So we're taking the basics and then adding one more step to it until we finally get to the full, the full round of his kicking completion. So we put the ball down; he take one step and kicks and that's one of the things that you can start to do to put your kicking motion together. After you've already got into your full motion together then you can start to do other drills that are going to further enhance your kicking ability. One of those would be the horseshoe drill where it just like it sounds; you set up a perimeter in the field that resembles a horseshoe so that you can kick from different distances and different angles. That's going to help you out with that. Accuracy, if you've got lines, you can set yourself up on a line; go through your kicking motion and make sure your ball, when you kick it, lands on the line itself. You can also use that with the field goal post. Thanks for watching; this has been Jesse Shale.


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