Kicking Tips of the Month
"Pooch Punting": Pinning the opponent inside the ten yard line with a high spiraling punt that does not turn over.
Raise the ball higher, tilt the nose up, and above all..."stay forward". Because the ball is hit higher, the pointed foot will naturally be slightly "toe up". This results in a short, high spiraling punt that will not turn over. So if the ball hits the ground, it will bounce back or to the side.
Game day preparation includes:
- Begins with little or no kicking the day before.
- Know the weather forcast... temperature, wind conditions, precipitation, etc.
- Know the field condition... exact footing for the entire field, is the field drastically crowned? will I be kicking from the dirt infield of a baseball diamond that is part of the field? etc.
- 4. Know your opponent - best kickoff placement, etc.