Category Archives: Punting and Kicking Technique

Wizard Kicking

“Practice makes perfect,” or so the saying goes. But in order to practice as you play, it has to be realistic. There’s a lot of “warm-up All-Americans” out there who practice with footballs that are broken in and once they … Continue reading

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Resistance Kicking

Another alternative to resistance training, in addition to your pool workouts, is elastic tubing. Elastic tubing provides light resistance to build foot speed and explosiveness, as does the pool. The tubing should have a resistance of two – five pounds … Continue reading

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Pooch Punts

Pooch punts are my favorite of the three kinds of punts (Field, Pooch and Directional). Anytime I’m standing on my own 35-yard line or farther, I’m looking to hang the ball up 4.9 seconds and drop it inside the 10-yard … Continue reading

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Directional/Coffin Corner Punts

Realistically, there are three reasons for directional punts: Devin Hester is returning the punt You are pinning your opponent inside the 10-yard line Bad punt coverage team Practicing your footwork becomes critical with Directional/Coffin Corner Punts. Setting up cones to … Continue reading

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The Field Punt

Field Punts are the most common type of punt you’ll be hitting. The goal is to hit the ball as high and far as possible. Field position is the reason punters are on the team, while high net yardage is … Continue reading

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Scorpions

As kickers and punters, we have all been through standing on the sideline. Pacing, waiting, anticipating the next opportunity. Only so many drop drills practiced and balls being kicked into the net before inevitably it happens to us all: our … Continue reading

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Dry Kicking

A high school coach put a blindfold over my eyes and told me I should still be able to hit a kickoff. I along with another kicker had several opportunities and we both failed miserably at each attempt. Take a … Continue reading

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Pool Workouts

Kickers and punters need to be explosive. I was told in college if I squatted 400 pounds, I would kick and punt farther.  While I found this to be true, I noticed my lower back and knees were feeling the … Continue reading

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