Bryson Rose is in Scottsdale, Arizona preparing for spring football practice and to compete for the starting kicking position at Ole Miss. Graduating Ole Miss kicker, Joshua Shene who will be attending my College Senior Specialists Combine next weekend has just graduated and the position is open for competition. Bryson will be competing with two other kicking specialists for the starting job.
Bryson is a good kicker and needs a little work to refine his technique. With the use of my Canon camera during his practice sessions we were given valuable video information to address and clear up a couple of minor kicking problems.
Bryson in the photo above had a slight problem aiming all his kicks too far to the right. In the photo below Bryson worked on his target line an trying to kick up and through the ball.
After the video review on Saturday Bryson knew exactly what he needed to do to take his game to the next level. On Sunday Bryson was a quick study and improved very quickly on all phases of his kicking game. He ended the Kicking Lesson nailing about six field goals directly down the middle from all parts of the field.
It was a pleasure meeting and working with Bryson and I wish him the best of luck this year at Ole Miss winning the kicking job.
Next, was Brian Brook former Louisville Kicker:
Brian was a trooper! His flight was cancelled on Thursday because of the snow storm back east. He rescheduled for Friday and was again cancelled. He finally got here on Saturday afternoon.
Last year Brian was in my 2009 Free Agent Specialists Combine. He showed everyone in the stands that he has a strong leg. Due to the bad weather back East he has not been able to kick a lot this year. He decided to head to Phoenix for better weather and have me evaluate his technique.
In the above photo you will notice that Brian had a little cut swing to his kicking technique and was falling backwards.
During the two kicking lessons Brian worked on kicking up and through the ball under control with better technique and ending on balance. Many times kickers with big legs try to kick too hard.
I believe the secret to a kickers success is consistency. Kicking with good tempo and rhythm and kicking under control.
At the end of the kicking lesson Brian was kicking with better technique. His kicks had more trajectory and were going straighter. Success!
It was a pleasure working with Brian. I gave him a couple of drills to work on and I know it will improve his technique and consistency. He just needs a warmer climate to work in!