Wind conditions can have a significant impact on the Australian football game. This is because the field used is the largest of the football codes. It is about 160 meters long and 120 meters wide in the middle of the field oval. Since the long kick is a feature of the game, the wind can cause chaos with the ball.
This article looks at some aspects players need to consider when playing in windy conditions.
If you play against the wind, the ball falls too short. The players must therefore be ready at the head of the field to reach the goal. Other players at the front of the pack should be ready to spill the ball in front of the pack.
On the other hand, a wind-blown ball is more likely to fly over the backpack or get onto the back of the backpack from the hands of the backpack.
In crosswind, the ball swings over the front of the backpack and exits on the opposite side to the wind direction.
In windy conditions it is difficult to score the goal. The player must drop the ball in a much lower position to turn it on its foot and reduce the impact of the wind on the ball as it falls in the direction of the player's instep.
If the player steps in the wind, he must aim to keep the ball as low as possible to reduce the impact of the ball. The opposite is the case when the wind is kicked. This means that the ball should be kicked up so that the power of the wind can be used to move the ball over longer distances.
In crosswinds, the player must aim for the wind of his target and keep the ball low to reduce the lateral movement of the ball.
A torpedo top is very effective as the wind goes well beyond a drop point. On the other hand, the drop punt is more effective and accurate in other wind conditions.
The most important idea you should think about is the need to guide the ball from a much lower dropping position to the shoe to ensure good contact with the ball.