Category Archives: Mental Training

Goal Setting

Without milestones, there’s little purpose for training. As a kicker, it’s easy to say, “I want to have a good season.” What does this mean to you? The definition is different for everyone, be specific. Having goals for your performance … Continue reading

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Attitude

As previously stated, there’s not much a kicker can control. Like everything else in life, I had to learn the hard way. While in Junior College, I had a long snapper whom shall remain nameless. Telling you he was a … Continue reading

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Belly Breathing

Belly Breathing is an exercise which helped me prepare the night before combines and tryouts. You need two items: a bed and a book. Start by lying down on your back, place the book on your stomach, hands at your … Continue reading

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Breathing

The best kicks occur when you are relaxed. These are the punts and kicks you can’t remember leaving your foot because it felt effortless. Athletes recognize this as being “in the zone.” The zone involves breathing, focusing and relaxing. I … Continue reading

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Attitude and Effort

Kickers can control two things: attitude and effort. Kicking is like golf. You get one chance to hit your best ball and there’s a lot of time to think between your next opportunity. People ask me how I handle the … Continue reading

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