Kickers and punters can incorporate visualization and imagery techniques into their everyday routines in many ways. This is a natural approach to the mental aspect of the game and should be incorporated as part of the skill-training process. These techniques can effectively increase the kicker’s and punter’s abilities to perform under pressure by increasing their confidence.
Every coach is familiar with the old adage that field goals and field position win football games. In order for this to come to fruition, kickers and punters must develop a strong training regiment and be held accountable for their actions every day – week-in and week-out. Unfortunately, and perhaps oddly, the kicking game is often the least-coached position in a program.
At Wyoming, we look for a prospective punter who has, first of all, good coordination, timing, quickness and the ability to have body explosion and follow through, plus the willingness to work and perfect the necessary fundamentals.
Check out the following tips to help your kicker improve on kickoffs.