AFL Behavioural Awareness Officer
- Jul 24, 2010
- AFL Club
Definitely confidence is playing a role. I wonder though how this can't be corrected during training? It's not like we are struggling to win games as a team or for that matter kick a winning score.It's most likely confidence and it's weird that confidence can also be a team thing. It is though. Each miss places more pressure on the next person.
On Saturday a lot of set shots fell short but I felt that the ball didn't travel far in the air all game. Carlton only got one long goal home too and that was McKay from the 50m line when no-one minded the mark.
JDG only missed one bad set shot on Saturday. At least he nailed the second one (set shot) that hopefully gave him some confidence.
I don't think I've answered your question!
In my opinion I think most of our games bar the Bears have been average at best in terms of set shots. We sit with the middle of the pack in terms of conversion percentage at 52%. Conversely Geelong sit at around 60%.For the season to date our conversion is 106.80 including touched SOG and excluding both rushed behinds and OOF. I’m far from convinced our set shot goal kicking is an issue.
From my perspective the eye test says we’ve had three poor outings this year (v Bulldogs, v Essendon and v Port) and the rest have been average or better. I’d like us to improve of course, but on the balance of things I would say that we’re in the top 8 v the rest of the competition.
Thomas sure, but he isn't getting enough marks I50. WHE has been injured too.Josh Thomas is our best set shot and Hoskin Elliott is far more reliable than Jamie Elliott.
Exactly. 3.5 in the first. If we made our shots we'd probably be sitting 7-1.Geelong game we missed a lot of easy ones
100% agree with the bolded. Great points.Perhaps practice will help but for some at the club, practicing poor technique will never fix the issue. If players keep practicing running out to the right on their approach or pivoting on their planted foot they can practice until the cows come home. They wont improve.
I reckon some of our guys need some basic instruction of walking straight at the target & kick through with your leg in a straight line. Players are bringing in angles to their goal kicking that simply don't need to be there. Players need to not watch buddy kick for goal.
A Mathew Lloyd or someone equivalent even part time would improve the goal kicking a hell of a lot more than practicing poor technique ever will. Once the technique is correct then yes practice will help.
As I said in the above, 3.5 in the first quarter. I think if we had been more accurate in the first we'd be sitting pretty right now.Happy to be corrected, but I felt like we blew more opportunities in general play and because we were so badly beaten up at the contest set shot conversion didn’t seem a factor.
Spot on nahnah.Felt we blew both, for memory both Grundy and Pendles missed very easy set shots. Given how good Geelong look its impressive we blew so many easy chances and still could have won