Skills – Level 1 – 8 Core Skills – Breakdown

1 – Punt Kick:

  • Move forward holding the ball in both hands.
  • Release the ball in the hand on the same side as the foot been used to solo (right hand, right foot and left hand, left foot)
  • Opposite arm out from body for balance and to hold opposition off.
  • Drop the ball from hip height or below towards instep of the foot, keep eye on ball, start the kicking leg swing with knee bent.
  • Strike the ball through  the centre point with instep and toes down.
  • Foot connection with ball should be below the height of the knee (shin) on the supporting leg.
  • Follow through completely before lifting head for accuracy and distance.

Common Faults:
(a) Eyes  not  on  ball
(b) No  follow  through
(c) Lifting head to early – Do  not  lift  head  until  after  follow through
(d) toes pointed up
(e) Ball drop too high

2 – Hook Kick:

  • The hook kick is used when a player is running parallel to the intended target.
  • Step forward with supporting foot (outside of foot should be parallel to the target).
  • Opposite shoulder should be pointing towards the target (chest and toes should be pointing the same way).
  • Opposite arm should be out from the body and pointing towards the target.
  • Drop ball from the hand on the same side as the kicking foot ( ball drop should be from hip height or below).
  • With toes pointed up strike up and through the ball, connection with the ball should be between the instep and side of the foot.
  • Ball strike should be below the height of the knee on the supporting leg (ie. shin).
  • Supporting foot should remain planted on the ground during contact with the ball.
  • Supporting leg should be straight during contact with the ball.
  • Follow through should be up and across the body in the direction of the target (knee will bend).
  • Do not lift head during the follow through.

Common Faults:
(a) Eyes not on ball.
(b) No follow through.
(c) Head up to early.  Do  not  lift  head  until  after  follow through.
(d) Opposite shoulder not pointed towards the target.
(e) outside of supporting foot is not parallel to the target.
(f) supporting foot does not remain planted on the ground.

3 – Hand Pass:

  • The hook kick is used when a player is running parallel to the intended target.
  • Step forward with supporting foot (outside of foot should be parallel to the target).
  • Opposite shoulder should be pointing towards the target (chest and toes should be pointing the same way).
  • Opposite arm should be out from the body and pointing towards the target.
  • Drop ball from the hand on the same side as the kicking foot ( ball drop should be from hip height or below).
  • With toes pointed up strike up and through the ball, connection with the ball should be between the instep and side of the foot.
  • Ball strike should be below the height of the knee on the supporting leg (ie. shin).
  • Supporting foot should remain planted on the ground during contact with the ball.
  • Supporting leg should be straight during contact with the ball.
  • Follow through should be up and across the body in the direction of the target (knee will bend).
  • Do not lift head during the follow through.

Common Faults:
(a) Eyes not on ball.
(b) No follow through.
(c) Head up to early.  Do  not  lift  head  until  after  follow through.
(d) Opposite shoulder not pointed towards the target.
(e) outside of supporting foot is not parallel to the target.
(f) supporting foot does not remain planted on the ground.

4 – XXXX ss:

  • The hook kick is used when a player is running parallel to the intended target.
  • Step forward with supporting foot (outside of foot should be parallel to the target).
  • Opposite shoulder should be pointing towards the target (chest and toes should be pointing the same way).
  • Opposite arm should be out from the body and pointing towards the target.
  • Drop ball from the hand on the same side as the kicking foot ( ball drop should be from hip height or below).
  • With toes pointed up strike up and through the ball, connection with the ball should be between the instep and side of the foot.
  • Ball strike should be below the height of the knee on the supporting leg (ie. shin).
  • Supporting foot should remain planted on the ground during contact with the ball.
  • Supporting leg should be straight during contact with the ball.
  • Follow through should be up and across the body in the direction of the target (knee will bend).
  • Do not lift head during the follow through.

Common Faults:
(a) Eyes not on ball.
(b) No follow through.
(c) Head up to early.  Do  not  lift  head  until  after  follow through.
(d) Opposite shoulder not pointed towards the target.
(e) outside of supporting foot is not parallel to the target.
(f) supporting foot does not remain planted on the ground.

5 – Xxxx s:

  • The hook kick is used when a player is running parallel to the intended target.
  • Step forward with supporting foot (outside of foot should be parallel to the target).
  • Opposite shoulder should be pointing towards the target (chest and toes should be pointing the same way).
  • Opposite arm should be out from the body and pointing towards the target.
  • Drop ball from the hand on the same side as the kicking foot ( ball drop should be from hip height or below).
  • With toes pointed up strike up and through the ball, connection with the ball should be between the instep and side of the foot.
  • Ball strike should be below the height of the knee on the supporting leg (ie. shin).
  • Supporting foot should remain planted on the ground during contact with the ball.
  • Supporting leg should be straight during contact with the ball.
  • Follow through should be up and across the body in the direction of the target (knee will bend).
  • Do not lift head during the follow through.

Common Faults:
(a) Eyes not on ball.
(b) No follow through.
(c) Head up to early.  Do  not  lift  head  until  after  follow through.
(d) Opposite shoulder not pointed towards the target.
(e) outside of supporting foot is not parallel to the target.
(f) supporting foot does not remain planted on the ground.

6 – XXX  :

  • The hook kick is used when a player is running parallel to the intended target.
  • Step forward with supporting foot (outside of foot should be parallel to the target).
  • Opposite shoulder should be pointing towards the target (chest and toes should be pointing the same way).
  • Opposite arm should be out from the body and pointing towards the target.
  • Drop ball from the hand on the same side as the kicking foot ( ball drop should be from hip height or below).
  • With toes pointed up strike up and through the ball, connection with the ball should be between the instep and side of the foot.
  • Ball strike should be below the height of the knee on the supporting leg (ie. shin).
  • Supporting foot should remain planted on the ground during contact with the ball.
  • Supporting leg should be straight during contact with the ball.
  • Follow through should be up and across the body in the direction of the target (knee will bend).
  • Do not lift head during the follow through.

Common Faults:
(a) Eyes not on ball.
(b) No follow through.
(c) Head up to early.  Do  not  lift  head  until  after  follow through.
(d) Opposite shoulder not pointed towards the target.
(e) outside of supporting foot is not parallel to the target.
(f) supporting foot does not remain planted on the ground.

7 – XXXX :

  • The hook kick is used when a player is running parallel to the intended target.
  • Step forward with supporting foot (outside of foot should be parallel to the target).
  • Opposite shoulder should be pointing towards the target (chest and toes should be pointing the same way).
  • Opposite arm should be out from the body and pointing towards the target.
  • Drop ball from the hand on the same side as the kicking foot ( ball drop should be from hip height or below).
  • With toes pointed up strike up and through the ball, connection with the ball should be between the instep and side of the foot.
  • Ball strike should be below the height of the knee on the supporting leg (ie. shin).
  • Supporting foot should remain planted on the ground during contact with the ball.
  • Supporting leg should be straight during contact with the ball.
  • Follow through should be up and across the body in the direction of the target (knee will bend).
  • Do not lift head during the follow through.

Common Faults:
(a) Eyes not on ball.
(b) No follow through.
(c) Head up to early.  Do  not  lift  head  until  after  follow through.
(d) Opposite shoulder not pointed towards the target.
(e) outside of supporting foot is not parallel to the target.
(f) supporting foot does not remain planted on the ground.

8 – XX  :

  • The hook kick is used when a player is running parallel to the intended target.
  • Step forward with supporting foot (outside of foot should be parallel to the target).
  • Opposite shoulder should be pointing towards the target (chest and toes should be pointing the same way).
  • Opposite arm should be out from the body and pointing towards the target.
  • Drop ball from the hand on the same side as the kicking foot ( ball drop should be from hip height or below).
  • With toes pointed up strike up and through the ball, connection with the ball should be between the instep and side of the foot.
  • Ball strike should be below the height of the knee on the supporting leg (ie. shin).
  • Supporting foot should remain planted on the ground during contact with the ball.
  • Supporting leg should be straight during contact with the ball.
  • Follow through should be up and across the body in the direction of the target (knee will bend).
  • Do not lift head during the follow through.

Common Faults:
(a) Eyes not on ball.
(b) No follow through.
(c) Head up to early.  Do  not  lift  head  until  after  follow through.
(d) Opposite shoulder not pointed towards the target.
(e) outside of supporting foot is not parallel to the target.
(f) supporting foot does not remain planted on the ground.