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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Chad Cunningham Punting Lessons

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday University of Tennessee Junior Punter, Chad Cunningham and his father Rory were in Scottsdale, Arizona for a One on One Punting and Kickoff Lesson.

The three day lesson was very productive for the big good looking junior punter. Chad is about 6'3 and 220 pounds. He is big good looking athlete that has a strong punting and kickoff leg.

During the three days I evaluated his technique and worked several drills to make him more fundamentally sound. Chad was having a little problem with a nose up or flat drop. I introduced my Drop Progression Drill to get him to be more consistent with a nose down drop.

Next, we worked a lot on Chad punting up and through the ball rather than fall backwards. After three days of punting he was getting his drop perfect and punting up and through the ball and turning over more SNO (Spiral Nose Over) Punts to his Power Zone.

At the end of each practice we worked on Chad's kickoff technique. After three days of working fundamental or foot to ball contact and a consistent approach Chad was hitting the ball with better consistency. He has a clearer idea of what it takes to make better and more consistent contact with the ball.

Below Chad's father Rory gives his testimonial on his son working with Coach Zauner.

It was a real pleasure meeting and working with Chad and I wish him the best of luck this coming year. He has a lot of potential to be playing on Sunday's. However, like most specialists there are a lot of players with potential. The key for Chad or any young man with potential will be his commitment, and passion to succeed. Putting in the time, hard work and getting more fundamentally sound refining his technique. Practice, Practice and more Practice!

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