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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Part 2: Clinic on Kicking Specialists


The second video in this five part series will introduce you to some of the topics we will cover regarding the concepts and fundamentals of coaching your kicking specialist.

This includes evaluating your kicking specialist using your practice and/or game video. It also includes how to shoot video for the best evaluation.



There have been many times that I have been asked to evaluate a kicking specialists performance from video that was not shot correctly. This included both game and practice video that would not allow me to evaluate the kicker properly.

So in this clinic, I stress the importance of shooting both effective game and practice footage, and work with both coaches and player on how to 'shoot to evaluate'.


Above: Mike Vanderjagt (All Time NFL FG Percentage Leader)

Below: Rian Lindell (Buffalo Bills)

Other topics in this section of the clinic include:

* Fundamentals for each Kicking Specialist.

* Fundamental drills.

* Creating a Game Plan or Strategy,

* Corrections and Teaching Points for your Kicking Specialist.

* Drills to correct poor technique.

* Drills to simulate game situations.

* Physical training for the Kicking Specialist.

* Training for visualization and a positive mental approach.


Above: Brett Kern - Rookie Punter (Denver Broncos)

Below: Garrett Hartley - Rookie Kicker (N.O. Saints)


So, I hope you'll take a few minutes to view this video to see if there is something in this clinic that might help improve your game.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at: gzauner@aol.com

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