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Offline spidermac

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How deep is your Punter?
« on: April 12, 2011, 11:55:55 AM »
How deep do you start your punter behind the LOS?

Coaching 11/12's this coming season with a live kicking game (meaning the return team can rush at the snap) and I have a long snapper that can consistently hit the punter in the hands at 15 yards.

But our punters legs are not the strongest...so starting their steps at 15 yards means shorter punts.

Will the live rush give us enough time to get the ball away from 10 yards?
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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 02:48:49 PM »
About 5 yards  ;)

We dont punt very much and I use my FB to punt.
I never do a big change with mass changes of players. I just call it and put the QB in motion and snap it to the FB and he either punts, If he sees the FS following the QB, or throws the the QB on a wheel route, if the FS doesnt move with him.

So he is not back very far.
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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 06:06:14 PM »
We punt from an empty gun set.  Our QB (or punter) will ease back a couple of yards from our normal alignment in the Pistol (@ 3 1/2) when punting.  Although punting is a part of our kicking game practice each week, I should point out that we have never punted more than three (3) times during the previous 11 seasons.

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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 07:06:47 PM »
I should point out that we have never punted more than three (3) times during the previous 11 seasons.


Me either
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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2011, 09:04:04 AM »
Me neither, but when I do call for the punting team...I want it to go well  :)
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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2011, 09:20:55 AM »
5 yds -catch and kick

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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2011, 10:30:23 AM »
I coach 12-16 year olds, 10 yards behind the line
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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 12:45:19 PM »
How deep do you start your punter behind the LOS?

Coaching 11/12's this coming season with a live kicking game (meaning the return team can rush at the snap) and I have a long snapper that can consistently hit the punter in the hands at 15 yards.

But our punters legs are not the strongest...so starting their steps at 15 yards means shorter punts.




Chris,

You have three choices:

1) punt from punt formation and at that age you want him 7 to 10 yards back based solely on your ls getting the ball there quickly and accurately consistently.  A good measure is 7 s good snaps out 10.

2) quick kick from a gun formation that run Plays out of.  QB secures snap and kicks.

3) rugby kick.  My preferred method at this age if need to punt.

« Last Edit: April 26, 2011, 02:56:07 PM by coachgregory »
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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2011, 11:14:53 PM »
Coach we have just put punting in are league for this year but as of now there is no rush the returner can catch it or wear ever it lands. That rugby kick style would work good out of gun formation. How much time do you take out in pratice on this ??. Or would you think normal formation would be better sents no rush. i used to punt in school but i no it is way different in 10;s through 12 year olds.

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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011, 08:55:11 AM »
Coach we have just put punting in are league for this year but as of now there is no rush the returner can catch it or wear ever it lands. That rugby kick style would work good out of gun formation. How much time do you take out in pratice on this ??. Or would you think normal formation would be better sents no rush. i used to punt in school but i no it is way different in 10;s through 12 year olds.

We try and practice some aspect of special teams at least 10 to 15 minutes each practice. On a no rush no return kicking game we put the punter about 5 yards behind the LOS.
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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2011, 11:35:58 PM »
Coach we have just put punting in are league for this year but as of now there is no rush the returner can catch it or wear ever it lands. That rugby kick style would work good out of gun formation. How much time do you take out in pratice on this ??. Or would you think normal formation would be better sents no rush. i used to punt in school but i no it is way different in 10;s through 12 year olds.

I typically call it out my SHIFT formation and simply call SHIFT RIP 26 SEAL RIGHT PUNT (it is a rugby kick).  The WB that is set deep takes the snap runs it wide and kicks it...if he feels pressure he is supposed to run it....which is why we block it just like our power. 

On 34% or so of our plays we have actually gotten a 1st down or scored on the play because our WB felt pressure and saw daylight and took off.   The remaining where kicked...we had one get brought back for a score in 2008 in the CS game and we had one taken 32 yards...in both cases the WB didn't kick it to the sideline and it went into the hands of their best player and our backside players didn't seal off the inside of the field...otherwise it has been a nice way to pin teams deep...  I would have to check stats but I think we averaged over 25+ on change of yardage doing it that way.

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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 04:29:35 PM »
Sorry so long coach been besy.Thanks CoachGregory that answers my ? thanks

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Re: How deep is your Punter?
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2011, 07:36:08 PM »
Punt in the DW,I,ve always been told/reminded its, a 4 down offense,LOL.5-7 yrds deep.
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