Snap kick

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The snap kick is a kicking technique used in Australian rules football. It usually occurs when a player is kicking for goal. Players use a tilted grip and kick around the body to cause the ball to spin sideways. It is used a lot when kicking from a tough position (such as forward pockets). There can be variations of the kick, such as over the shoulder in front of goal. Sometimes players would kick it lightly from the pocket when there is no player near the goals, causing the ball to bounce in through its special spin. Many modern forwards are quite skilled at kicking snaps, such as Steve Johnson, Stephen Milne, Alan Didak, Eddie Betts, Brad Johnson, Andrew Krakouer, Mark LeCras, Jason Akermanis, Paul Chapman, Leon Davis etc.