The Reason for Poor Goal Kicking

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Players missing routine set shots is mostly a mental thing. The weight of importance is magnified 10x more in the mind than a normal kick, plus they have 30 seconds beforehand to go back and stew over it which isn’t a good thing.

Not often do most players miss an identical kick by more than 5m either side when it’s just a field kick. Take away the goal posts, the thinking time, and put a team mate just behind the goal line as the target and accuracy would instantly double.
 
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Haven’t read the whole thread so apologies if repeating a point.
Players need to practising kicking over a man on the mark. Often see goal kicking practice without someone on mark. Pointless for set shot practice.
 

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Put simply, they have no time to practice it.

A full forward 20 years ago would have spent most of his week kicking at goal. They cant do that anymore.

Nothing to do with fatigue. Players recover in that brief moment pretty quickly and easily enough to execute a kick.
Not true - they still do plenty of goal-kicking. Sports scientists and coaches think it’s fatigue
 

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Put simply, they have no time to practice it.

A full forward 20 years ago would have spent most of his week kicking at goal. They cant do that anymore.

Nothing to do with fatigue. Players recover in that brief moment pretty quickly and easily enough to execute a kick.
The sports scietists wont let players risk injury with the required repetitive kicking practise that was done in the old days. Some players still do it anyway and they are generally the more consitant kicks.
 

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Not true - they still do plenty of goal-kicking. Sports scientists and coaches think it’s fatigue
They might do plenty, they arent allowed to do more. If fatigue was the issue it would affect all executed skills not just goal kicking. Players are fine kicking to each other under fatigue, introduce the goals and it falls to shit.
 

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Doctors misdiagnose patients all the time (and often earn similar salaries to footballers). I don't think many doctors get fired for misdiagnosing their patients. Now, sure, doctors probably have a better success rate than 51.67%, but misdiagnosing of patients can be more serious than missing a set shot (there's more to life than footy). There's also a problem in comparing athletes to non-athletes.
A better analogy is this. Diagnosing a medical condition is like the lead up play to giving a forward a set shot. It may be easy like a clean takeaway from a centre bounce or it may get complicated like kicking to the fat side to open the play or other forwards blocking defenders etc ie. it doesn't always work

A set shot is like taking out an an appendix after you've diagnosed appendicitis. You really shouldn't miss too often and remove a testicle by mistake.
 

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A better analogy is this. Diagnosing a medical condition is like the lead up play to giving a forward a set shot. It may be easy like a clean takeaway from a centre bounce or it may get complicated like kicking to the fat side to open the play or other forwards blocking defenders etc ie. it doesn't always work

A set shot is like taking out an an appendix after you've diagnosed appendicitis. You really shouldn't miss too often and remove a testicle by mistake.
Difference is you’re not dropping a scalpel a foot or two and cutting with the most force you can give. Also I’d guess there’s no wind interference in an operating room and probably not tens of thousands of people putting you off. There’s a lot that can go wrong in a set shot, even though its close to the same thing every time.
 

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Hold the ball over the right thigh, watch plugger. Seam facing outward and kick over a dirt patch (7 metres away) that you have marked out in between u and goals. Concentrate on and kick over patch when kicking just on the underbelly of the ball. Adjust for the wind.
 

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