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Offline PSLCOACHROB

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #15 on: January 05, 2017, 11:01:02 AM »
We had a quick kick from the dw. Toss motion with toss pass roll out by the wing who would get depth and some width and punt a line drive. Usually worked very well. The line drive would end up rolling an extra 20 yards.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #16 on: January 05, 2017, 11:02:38 AM »
I think - don't know - that by "quick kick" he means kicking from a non-punting formation. So kick out of a "regular" shotgun snap or a toss or something like that. The D can't really put someone back to field it, they have to play you straight up.

Exactly...also on a down that's not the 4th.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #17 on: January 05, 2017, 11:22:55 AM »
Quick kick for me has always been a kick on 3rd down (or sooner, I guess).  I don't see any value in this.

We will definitely leverage a punt from shotgun on 4th down and we have even had a call whereby the QB can go for it if the defense sends a guy deep instead of playing it straight up.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #18 on: January 05, 2017, 11:48:41 AM »
we have a couple of belly dancing players who can kick the snot out of the ball...

That's funny...

Belly Dancing = s.o.c.c.e.r.
None of them suck, they just haven't found what the kid is good at yet.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #19 on: January 05, 2017, 01:04:36 PM »
...also on a down that's not the 4th.

Yeah, then I was wrong.  I thought you meant 4th down.  :)

I also can't really think of a situation where I'd be interested in giving up a down to kick on 3rd.


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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2017, 01:24:43 PM »
in youth football, nothing is more dangerous then a rolling kick.

do not teach a traditional high hangtime kick. kids cant kick that way consistently, and when you do.... YOU ARE KICKING IT TO THEIR BEST PLAYER. rugby kick that thing. low, fast, and outside the box!

we averaged 40 yards a punt this year because it rolled like crazy... youth football coaches typically teach their kids to get away from any ground balls....so its free yardage.
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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2017, 01:26:18 PM »
Yeah, then I was wrong.  I thought you meant 4th down.  :)

I also can't really think of a situation where I'd be interested in giving up a down to kick on 3rd.

ive punted on 3rd down once in my career. i was 3rd and goal on their 45.
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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2017, 01:27:05 PM »
Yeah, then I was wrong.  I thought you meant 4th down.  :)

I also can't really think of a situation where I'd be interested in giving up a down to kick on 3rd.
We have done that in mercy rule. Teams would sometimes play with other than sportsman like intentions so we would just punt it back to them. Plus, you can actually PLAY defense in PW during mercy. We punted once on like 3rd and 40 inside our 20 once. Gotta love those back to back 15 yard penalties. We thought the quick kick would help us get out of a jam. It did. The ball went zipping by the safety and we flipped the field.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2017, 01:29:12 PM »
in youth football, nothing is more dangerous then a rolling kick.

do not teach a traditional high hangtime kick. kids cant kick that way consistently, and when you do.... YOU ARE KICKING IT TO THEIR BEST PLAYER. rugby kick that thing. low, fast, and outside the box!

we averaged 40 yards a punt this year because it rolled like crazy... youth football coaches typically teach their kids to get away from any ground balls....so its free yardage.
The last thing I want to do is to kick the ball to the other teams best player in the open field. Plus I have seen pretty consistent traditional kickers shank the ball and up end with little or a negative gain.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2017, 01:30:53 PM »
The last thing I want to do is to kick the ball to the other teams best player in the open field. Plus I have seen pretty consistent traditional kickers shank the ball and up end with little or a negative gain.

i dont even want to give them the option. nothing better then watching a ball roll for 30 yards while their best player runs around screaming about his peter....
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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2017, 01:38:29 PM »
i dont even want to give them the option. nothing better then watching a ball roll for 30 yards while their best player runs around screaming about his peter....
:P And his coaches start screaming about it as well. Very strange. The bounce will get you more yards than almost any youth kicker can through the air.  I have seen 70 yard punts in youth with a rugby style kick.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2017, 02:40:44 PM »
We have tryouts every year before practice and the team votes on the kickers. Usually the kids do a good job in their selection. I look for a kid who has the potential to kick 30 plus. Over the years the average punt for an opponent, in middle school/JrHs, is about 25 yards. The punt could give us field advantage when we get out numbers.

I look at the Punt as another offensive play. We will go on a hard count, motion a back and throw to him, we a run and of course punt. Our opponent must prepare or we will win the kicking game.


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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2017, 04:23:14 PM »
One of our keys to success was good specials. We were going to beat the average to above average teams. Specials is where you win or lose against the really good teams. Won some of them and lost some of them.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2017, 10:33:26 AM »
nothing better then watching a ball roll for 30 yards while their best player runs around screaming about his peter.

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Re: Punting in Youth Football?
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2017, 10:34:36 AM »
The bounce will get you more yards than almost any youth kicker can through the air.  I have seen 70 yard punts in youth with a rugby style kick.

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