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Manie Libbok kicking – Going again to the beginning

As a kicker, the one factor that you could all the time management, is the way you place the ball on the tee and the way you are taking your steps. After that, each different factor comes under consideration: You’re personal kicking type clearly, your temper and what’s occurred on the day, what the climate is doing and extra. The consistency can come from the way you arrange the ball each time.

However a kick is sort of a golf stroke. You’re all the time going to come back at it from round your self barely, and from excessive to low to excessive once more. It’s an identical airplane of journey. So when you have the ball on the tee aiming barely left, and also you’re a right-footed kicker, your odds of it going over will come down. Some days you’ll be getting them, however then there shall be others when it’s obvious there’s a problem.

Some individuals masks it. You simply need to have the odds in your favour.

Libbok kicking

(nonetheless through John Cooney)

So once I see Manie Libbok kicking and the ball is aiming barely left of the posts, from the tee, it is not sensible to me. I don’t know if it’s a coached factor or not, nevertheless it’s one thing so easy to have it aimed to the opposite aspect.

I’ve performed him a number of instances and I do know he’s class, however this strategy to Libbok kicking offers him barely much less probability.

Have a look at this instance I’ve taken a nonetheless of. In case you take a look at the ball set-up, the kick goes precisely the place he has positioned it – he misses on the precise line, to the left of the publish.

From that angle, you need to be ending extra straight by and with the ball barely to the suitable. So not round the suitable publish, however barely off centre. That’s the airplane I might be aiming the ball from that place on the pitch. The place he has it above is ideal for those who’re a left-footed kicker, however once more, you need the road of the the ball to be your gauge of the place you’re going to kick.

Kick mechanics

Kick mechanics (pic through John Cooney)

If you consider the mechanics of a kick from a right-footer, your left, standing leg is rarely going to be completely upright. Your left leg shall be at a slight angle, so it stands to purpose that your physique is rarely going to be coming by the ball completely straight.

And the additional out I’m going by way of distance, the additional I’ll intention the ball to the suitable, as usually that can create the beautiful little fade you get from proper to left. That’s not a deliberate factor, however I do know what my physique will do from that distance and following by from that distance. You merely can’t kick it completely straight from far out.

Just by approaching a kick to face in your left and swing your proper, there’s a pure imbalance. You have got to concentrate on that. Is ball placement on the tee a repair we will get now for Libbok kicking?

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