PROGRESSION: once a child is comfortable with this technique there is a natural Progression to the punt kick
For this the child should release the ball with one hand while holding out the other arm for balance.
NOTE: It is important that the hand holding the ball does not move as this leads to inaccuracies and the development of a poor technique
The ABC/ Have a ball nursery programme which is currently best practice is a fantastic introduction for beginners in the sport of Gaelic football. The use of the spot on ball perfectly complements this programme and aids in getting kids better prepared to enter games based coaching . The spot on ball provides a perfect lead in to further developing the punt kick and handpassing technique and crucially engages kids on their level. Exactly what every parent and coach wants!