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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jacob Branstetter U. of Kansas

On Tuesday and Wednesday University of Kansas kicker, Jacob Branstetter and his father Gerald came to Scottsdale, Arizona for some One on One Kicking Lessons.

Jacob has two years left at the U. of Kansas and came to Scottsdale to find out what it takes to be the best he can be.

In Jacob's first lesson I tried to learn his technique. He went through his drills and kicking progression while I watched and evaluated his technique. We video taped the entire lesson and during the video review I made some observations, comments and suggestions.
Day two we went out on the field with a game plan to improve Jacob's field goal kicking technique. Jacob is already a talented kicker but I feel that he and everyone has the ability to get even better.

I shared my theory with Jacob... if Tiger Wood's constantly works on swing changes to improve his game then why don't more kickers and punters work to improve their technique.

At days end Jacob was kicking up and through the ball with much better technique. He was kicking the ball with a better trajectory and rotation. The drills that we designed specifically for Jacob were already starting to have an effect on his technique.
We finished the day working on kickoffs. Jacob was smiling at the end of the lesson. He told me that he was very happy with the results of his visit.

Jacob has a passion for kicking and I know he will put in the time to work on all the none kicking and kicking drills to get better.

It was a real pleasure meeting and working with Jacob. I wish him the best of luck next year at the University of Kansas.

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