Dave Alred’s Kicking Masterclass
The Man behind England’s Johnny Wilkinson and Toby Flood, the Kick doctor, Mr Dave Alred gives a quick kicking masterclass which is invaluable for any youngster (indeed any player) wanting to learn how to kick for posts. With insights from a true hero here at RuckThis, Johnny Wilkinson, this video touches on all the principles of a successful goal kicker.
In the video Alred passes on his wealth of knowledge to an amateur rugby player from Barnes, the lucky little…, who is no doubt knocking kicks over for fun these days. Alred talks him, and us, through the placement of the non-kicking foot, the point of contact with the ball, the run up, and the follow through; a step by step guide to a more consistent more accurate kick with greater distance. As you might be able to tell, we at RuckThis are very Jealous and are all rather terrible at goal kicking…. but after watching this video there maybe hope yet!
Video Credit: IRB Total Rugby (www.youtube.com/user/irb)