Football

SOLO

The Solo in Gaelic Football is a technique used to play the ball in order to keep possession without fouling. It is used to carry possession to a better position or to evade an opponent. A solo run may incorporate a sequence of alternating bounces and toe taps, or just toe taps.

KEY POINTS

The Solo in Gaelic Football is a technique used to play the ball in order to keep possession without fouling. It is used to carry possession to a better position or to evade an opponent. A solo run may incorporate a sequence of alternating bounces and toe taps, or just toe taps.

LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Using the opposite
  • hand to drop the ball
  • Throwing the ball
  • Not using a straight leg
  • Soloing too high

Solo Phase 1

Solo Phase 2

Solo Phase 3

PUNT KICK

The Punt Kick is one of the most common foot passing techniques in Gaelic Football. It may also be used to kick for a score when approaching the goal straight on.

KEY POINTS

The Punt Kick is one of the most common foot passing techniques in Gaelic Football. It may also be used to kick for a score when approaching the goal straight on.

LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Lifting the head too early
  • Dropping the ball with the opposite hand to kicking foot
  • Toes not pointed

Punt Kick Phase 1

Punt Kick Phase 2

Punt Kick Phase 3

HAND-PASS

The Hand Pass is a basic technique in Gaelic Football used to pass the ball over a short distance. The technique involves supporting the ball in one hand and striking it with the open free hand.

KEY POINTS

The Hand Pass is a basic technique in Gaelic Football used to pass the ball over a short distance.

The technique involves supporting the ball in one hand and striking it with the open free hand.

LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Hitting with the wrong part
  • Not using a definite striking action

Hand Pass Phase 1

Hand Pass Phase 2

Hand Pass Phase 3

BOUNCE

The Bounce is used to play the ball in order to keep possession without fouling. When in possession it is possible to take a maximum of 4 steps without playing the ball. After 4 steps the player has a choice between bouncing, performing a toe tap or playing the ball away. It is not permitted to bounce the ball more than once in succession.

KEY POINTS

The Bounce is used to play the ball in order to keep possession without fouling. When in possession it is possible to take a maximum of 4 steps without playing the ball. After 4 steps the player has a choice between bouncing, performing a toe tap or playing the ball away. It is not permitted to bounce the ball more than once in succession.

LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Bouncing the ball with two hands
  • Bouncing the ball too softly or too hard
  • Attempting to catch the ball with one hand

Bounce Phase 1

Bounce Phase 2

Bounce Phase 3

BODY-CATCH

The Body Catch is a basic technique in Gaelic Football. This type of catch is used when the ball is dropping between waist and head height and the player has time to cushion it into their chest.

KEY POINTS

The Body Catch is a basic technique in Gaelic Football. This type of catch is used when the ball is dropping between waist and head height and the player has time to cushion it into their chest.

LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Closing the eyes
  • Leaning back as the ball approaches
  • Keeping the arms too far apart

Body Catch Phase 1

Body Catch Phase 2

Body Catch Phase 3

HIGH CATCH

The High Catch is a catching technique used to field the football from the air. It is used in particular to win possession from a kick out or a long pass.

KEY POINTS

The High Catch is a catching technique used to field the football from the air. It is used in particular to win possession from a kick out or a long pass.

LOOK OUT FOR:

  • Not swinging the jumping leg forward
  • Not extending the arms fully
  • Jumping too early or too late

High Catch Phase 1

High Catch Phase 2

High Catch Phase 3

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