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Offline rlwjr

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Kicking technique
« on: May 08, 2010, 01:03:08 PM »
Looks like I will be coaching special teams for my sons middle school this coming season.  Trying to gather all the info I can.  Does anyone have any info on teaching kicking/punting techniques?  I am sure I will need to correct things here and there and would like some info.

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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 05:10:31 PM »
Sam Nichols has some interesting stuff at http://www.fullthrottlefootball.com/

They go for the ball every time on kickoff

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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 06:57:24 PM »
Thanks OwnTheLine, that was an interesting read, but I am looking more for the mechanics of kicking/punting so that I will be able to diagnose, correct and improve kicking/punting.  Any suggestions anyone?

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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 08:42:33 PM »
I think Dave Cisar recommended some DVD's in a thread on here a few months ago, but I can't remember what they were.  And I'm thinking it was the old forum, not the new site.

Might want to hit the archives and play around with searching.

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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2010, 02:45:34 PM »
I looked through the archives.......  It looks like Dave was referring to the Kohl DVD's.  It looks like what I am looking for.  Thanks for the info!!

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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 03:23:53 PM »
The easiest technique to "OVER COACH" is a punter.  If you get a good one - don't mess with his technique very much.  If her can get the punt off in 1.2 seconds (good HS time commencing from his receiving the snap), AND, get good HANG TIME (4 seconds is good in HS) is just as importance as distance (or else you will "out kick your coverage" - allowing for them to set up their return).

Younger than HS will probably not get the TIMES listed above - so you have to compensate according to age.
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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 07:59:34 PM »
Theres a book called the physics of football...after reading that chapter i have a better idea of how to coach it...barnes n noble for 10$
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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2010, 03:32:08 PM »
Own The Line,

Do you know how one would go about getting the diagrams for the schemes mentioned on the site you referred?

Thanks!
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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 05:51:16 PM »
For kickers:  The biggest things that we coach is shoulders and plant foot.  Plant foot is the "steering wheel".  If the shoulders are over the knees, the kick will be in the dirt.  The farther back the shoulders are, the more the ball will go in the air. 

Steps and all that other stuff...we work out with timing.  Like I said, plant foot and shoulders is what we coach most.

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Re: Kicking technique
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2010, 06:43:51 PM »
Own The Line,

Do you know how one would go about getting the diagrams for the schemes mentioned on the site you referred?

Thanks!

I bought his DVD.  That's probably the only way you're going to get it.
Sorry!