When you’re talking about getting better accuracy on field goals, everything is about straight lines. Whether you’re lining up on the left hash or right hatch or down the middle, it doesn’t matter. Everything is straight.
Because if you take your steps randomly, and you’re not really sure where you’re gonna end up, one time you might be 2.5 yards away, another time you might be 2.75 yards away. Each time you land, your body’s gonna have to work a little bit harder to get to that same location every time.
Hopefully, you’re getting to the same plant spot every time. But ideally, you want it to keep it your approach straight to the plant, so you really don’t have to think about all the other details or approaches.
So, instead of lining up diagonally and causing inefficiencies with your approach, line up straight. Your steps are right in a straight line whether you’re in the left hash or right hash. You draw a straight line down towards your target, over to the side. That’s part one.
Part two is to attack the plant spot, not the ball. When you attack the ball, that’s where you’re gonna see a lot of issues.
Because if I go in, my body goes towards the ball and then I go back out to the plant spot. By the time you land, your body has done a lot of twisting and turning. That’s where you’re going to see those hooks, those high spins off to the left or right upright. You’re not gonna see it really hit well and timed correctly.
Instead, if you go everything towards the plant spot, you’re bringing all of your energy where it needs to be. Your hips are in an optimal position at contact. So, whenever you swing, everything is going where it needs to go, instead of having to force it or twist too much and causing a lot of inconsistencies.
Again, kicking, at least the way I teach it, is about efficiency. If you want better accuracy on field goals, you want your body to work as little as possible to get the most amount of results.
Go towards your plant spot with every ounce of energy you have. Plant spot. Plant spot. Plant spot. Trust it. Swing down your target and just let it do its thing. You’ll see a lot more consistency that way versus going ball, ball, plant, twisting, and praying it goes in. All the other movements aren’t needed. Keep your body control simple, go to the plant and swing straight. Easy peasy.
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