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Online mahonz

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Re: Punt Team
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2015, 09:53:42 PM »

Seriously, at the younger ages I know many who argue not punting is the wisest choice. Once you start dealing with the ages where coaching really can make a difference, the entire kicking game becomes just as important as offense or defense.

My first year as HC of the 16's (I was young & following a legend) we went to play our arch rivals. We had a 4th & 2 from mid field. I elected to go for it. We made the first down & went on to score. After the game my mentor called me aside from the bus. Here I am thinking he is going to congratulate me on beating the arch rival. Instead he chews me out for not punting. He said you are much better than those guys, so be better & punt.



Got beat in a conference championship game about 10 years ago like 36-6 because I felt punting all season was un-necessary and it bit me in the butt that day.

Never again.

I am not in the no punt camp. Coaches in that camp must play shitty teams every week is my thinking. We practice 5 punts every single practice regardless of age group. Some days all traditional....other days all quick kicks.  ST's are way too 5 punt returns / blocks....5 KO's...5 KOR's...and 5 PAT kicks once we are old enough to do it.

Takes 20-25 minutes of practice due to the length of the plays but worth it.

Im with you.
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Offline Dimson

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Re: Punt Team
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 09:17:49 AM »
Our 14U team has a punt formation that depending how you line up they determines what you do. They have a pass, run and punt set up in one formation. It is pretty cool to watch and hard to defend if it is run properly.