Australian Football: Steps to Success
Australian Football: Steps to Success provides the essential skills players and coaches need to master the game and build successful teams. This book contains comprehensive instruction on the techniques and tactics that have helped top player Andrew McLeod become a two-time Norm Smith medallist and three-time All Australian. McLeod and football coach and teacher Trevor Jaques draw on years of experience to help you prepare for and play the game.
From basic ball handling to more challenging ruckwork, Australian Football: Steps to Success provides full technical guidance. Carefully selected drills speed the learning process and help monitor progress. You then apply those skills on the field with the tactical approaches essential to commanding every facet of the game. The final training guidelines ensure that practice sessions are varied, efficient, and fun while physically preparing players to execute the skills and withstand the rigors of one of the most challenging team sports.
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DICK Lee & his “A TYPE OF STAB PUNT”
MY RECENT RESEARCH has revealed that one of the most famous full forwards of all time, Dick Lee of Collingwood, kicked a drop punt for goal. Dick called his kick for goal “a type of stab-punt.” He is the first VFL/AFL player recorded as kicking The Drop Punt!
“He developed both the place-kick and “A TYPE OF STAB-PUNT” in which he dropped the ball point-first and stabbed it like a shot arrow with hair-line accuracy. He says he always picked a spot in the crowd and took aim at it. Kicking he says is a lost art.” From Trove. Dick! Dick!-Dick-e-e-e by H.A. de Lacy Sporting Globe Saturday 21 June 1941.
PASSING IMPORTANT: by Dick Lee
Much of the success of a forward depends on the manner in which the ball is passed to him. There is nothing to beat the low, skimming stabkick. The ball should not be kicked at a forward but to the spot where he will be after having made a dash for it. Trove. From an article by Dick Lee in June 9 1927. News Adelaide, SA
STAB-PUNT KICK & DICK LEE
JACK DYER SEES RED. As told to JIM BLAKE. Sporting Globe Wednesday 31 March 1948.
JACK DYER, Tiger coach, and captain, had a few hard words to say about forwards on Saturday. “They just wont learn,” he declared. “You can tell then again and again. They do the right thing under instruction, but out they go and forget all about it in a match. . . ,”They don’t kick straight because they won’t concentrate on the right way to kick a ball at goal.” Dyer himself is a deadly kick from 40-50 yards out of goal. He uses the STAB-PUNT KICK, dropping the ball point down and almost vertical, kicking it with the toe of his boot. “Dick” Lee, famous Collingwood forward, used the same type of kick. Dyer says he saw the value of the kick watching Collingwood, and learnt it from the Collier brothers. “But you can’t tell the forward today. He gets the ball well, then blazes away at goal without straightening up. “He swings his boot anywhere nine out of ten times he misses. But he can’t be told.” And he mooched away, still having his say. From Trove..
RE “STAB PUNT KICK”USED IN THE ABOVE PARRAGRAPH
Comments! Jack Dyer incorrectly calling his Drop Punt as a “Stab Punt Kick” three months before the release of The Sporting Globe Football Book of 1948, Compiled and Edited by H.A. de LACY, with Dyer’s ‘ CRAZY” DROP PUNT on pages 49, 50 and 51. I find this most interesting as Jack Dyer thought of using the “stab punt kick” as a description but never ever thought of kicking a stab punt. Nobody did until 15-year-old Little Jimmy Johnson in May 1949 invented it. The fact that Dyer used the term “Stab Punt Kick” may make it easier for Journalists today to use “STAB PUNT”.
My research has revealed the following information re other early players, mostly VFL / AFL, to kick the Drop Punt in Australian Rules Football.
Dick Lee was followed by Horrie Clover of Carlton, Len Metheral of Geelong, The Collier Brothers of Collingwood, Jack Dyer of Richmond, George Goninon of Geelong. Then fourteen / fifteen year old schoolboy Jim Johnson with the stab kick into his “stab punt” and the drop kick into his “drop punt as a field pass” both kicked at full pace.
See more in "'The First Drop Punt? Recent research from a kick historian"