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.
Utilizing the Shield Punt is one of the most efficient ways to protect and cover your punts at the high school level. It provides you the ability to get seven special team’s players downfield and into coverage quickly, and by alignment alone, makes punts difficult for opponents to go after and block. This article features statistics coaching tips, diagrams and video to help you install the Shield Punt into your Special Team’s playbook.
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.
Kevin Kelley envisioned a world in which he could implement strategies that would pair his statistically superior no-punting system to his explosive spread offense – and then bolster both tactics even more by providing his team with more offensive possessions per game. (Part 4 of 5)
When Kevin Kelley took over as head coach at Pulaski Academy, one of the first moves he made was to implement a no-punt system that he had been studying extensively for quite a while. As a never-before-seen system at the high-school level, you can imagine, many-an-eyebrow was raised among those watching the private school in Little Rock, Ark. (Part 3 of 5)
The punting team is one of the most important in the game of football. The head coach always sets the priorities for the punt team. When the head coach takes an active part in the punt team, the entire team with understand the importance of this special team.
Punt-team drills are critical for coaches who need to solidify their special teams play, and the “Widen The Hole” drill does just that. In this drill, we are simulating that punt-return personnel are in a trail position on the punt-coverage players as they are covering toward the returner.