Dr Kevin Ball has spent 25 years as biomechanist, sports scientist, assistant coach and specialist kicking coach in the football codes. After working for seven years at the Australian Institute of Sport as Biomechanist, Kevin completed his masters and PhD at Victoria University before taking up a role as assistant coach at the Fremantle Australian Football club for four years. Kevin then moved back into academia and currently teaches Sports Biomechanics and Current Issues in Football at Victoria University. Kevin’s research includes over 50 publications on kicking biomechanics, skill development and injury prevention in different football codes. Kevin also consults as a specialist kicking coach, having worked with numerous AFL teams, Melbourne Storm and South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL and Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby Team.