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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Day 2 with UVA Punter R. Weigand

Thursday was the second day of lessons with Ryan Weigand, University of Virginia Punter.

We started the day with a drop drill. Ryan had practice his drop most of the evening back at his hotel, and it was very noticeable to me. His drop was more consistent with less arm and ball movement. He knows this none kicking drill must be done daily.

We moved to my favorite drill which is the one step punting drill. I designed the one step punting and kicking drill way back in the late 1970's. The key to basic fundamentals.

Ryan hit some excellent spiral nose over, one step punts with 4.5 to 4.7 hang times. He improved upon his performance from the first day. If most punters stick with this drill, they will see steady improvement not only day to day but also week to week.

I make the punters do this drill with no jab step or momentum. They all try to cheat on the drill. I designed and try to train punters and kickers on this drill so they can't cheat. I want the final results to be, pure technique.

We both saw improvement during the course of our work together. He now knows exactly what he must do to get better. Like most players trying to make in the NFL, "Consistency!"

Ryan was very happy with his two days of One on One punting lessons. He's heading back to University of Virginia for his pro day.