North Melbourne coach Brad Scott has let us behind the curtain on why forward Ben Brown is so accurate in front of goal, saying he takes “hundreds” of shots at goals per week to refine his routine.
Scott alluded to Brown’s 19.4 goalkicking accuracy this season and how it is the result of continuous hard work at training in an effort to develop his most efficient technique.
“It’s a great lesson to young kids — if you want to be an accurate set-shot for goal, have a really solid routine and get enormous amounts of repetition,” Scott told Fox Footy’s On The Couch on Monday night.
“We run a football program at North [Melbourne] and more is better in terms of goalkicking.
“He’d have hundreds [of shots]. And it takes a fair time to have hundreds of set-shots when you’ve got a routine like that.”
Fatigue or risking injury from over training can be a concern for other teams or players trying to speed up the development process, previously being advised by sports science departments not to train beyond allocated team hours.
However, it’s different for the Kangaroos’ forward says Scott, saying if they ever came across a concern they would pull the pin on the extra training.
“It’s great that our sports science team allows me to operate in that environment,” Scott said.