The Punt is used to either kick for touch or to shift the focus of the game to another part of the field normally deep into the opposition territory.

KEY FACTORS
· Take the ball in front of you and turn it 45 degrees while dropping the front part of the ball 45 degrees
· Place your kicking foot hand underneath the ball with the other hand supporting the ball
· Non kicking foot points towards the point that you want to kick the ball towards
· Ball falls from your hands in line with the kicking foot
· Toes are pointed with foot hard
· Feet, hips and shoulders are in a straight line

Kicking leg must follow though. Aim for a target beyond where you want to kick the ball

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DRILLS AND ACTIVIIES

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A. From the point X kick ten balls down the 10m channel
B. Take ten kicks from X1
C. Shift to the 5m channel and kick from points X2 and X3

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A. Take five kicks at X1 for right foot kickers to target A
B. Take five kicks at X2 to target B
C. Repeat for C and D
D. Left foot kickers to exercise in reverse order

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