Kicking Tips of the Month
Flexibility Test. Punters should minimally be able to touch their palms to the ground in front of the toes. (no cheating - legs must be straight!)
Stretch almost everyday for 20-30 minutes. Increased flexibility will improve power and consistency as well as prevent injury.
Two fundamental reasons that many high school and even college soccer- style placekickers hit their extra points further than kickoffs:
- Inconsistent stepping pattern with poor running form.
- Insufficient "change of direction" from approach line to target line. (kickers may loose balance and fall off to the right)