Author Topic: When should you start teaching FG kicking at the youth level???  (Read 4466 times)

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Offline mahonz

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Re: When should you start teaching FG kicking at the youth level???
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2011, 08:16:31 PM »
Regarding Extra Points......   

Our league awards 2 points for an extra point with no rush from opposition.

I was wondering in your respective leagues, 1)  what yard line must the ball be snapped from (LOS)?  and 2)  what yard line must the ball be received and placed by the holder?

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The ball is placed at the 2-1/2 yard line I do believe. The holder can be at whatever distance you choose. There is no rule that says the ball must be placed at a particular yard line.
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Re: When should you start teaching FG kicking at the youth level???
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2011, 08:38:30 PM »
Regarding Extra Points......   

Our league awards 2 points for an extra point with no rush from opposition.

I was wondering in your respective leagues, 1)  what yard line must the ball be snapped from (LOS)?  and 2)  what yard line must the ball be received and placed by the holder?
Where I coached last year and expect to this year, they declare the kick, put the ball on the 3 yard line (I think), and the defense is allowed to rush 4.  It counts 2 points.  Still, in this division (11U as of April 30, 120 lbs.), nobody tried it last season.  We had a kicker who could do it, and we practiced it for the last game, but our HC wouldn't let us.

This year I'm going to suggest the spot for the snap be allowed to be inside the end zone, i.e. the equivalent of the goals being on the goal line.  Since you have to declare you're going for 2, there'd be no confusion caused by the ball's already being in the end zone, because the goal line is irrelevant if you have to kick.

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Re: When should you start teaching FG kicking at the youth level???
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2011, 09:39:12 PM »
Ours we can rush six.

Thats too much for me to spend time in practice especially for the young ones

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