Aaron attended Coach Zauner's Free Agent Combine in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 27, 2010. That was the first time I had seen Aaron punt and he made a very good first impression.
Aaron is about 6' 4" and a good looking athlete. He is a former soccer goalie and I could tell immediately that he had a big leg. I could also tell he had a inconsistent drop.
After a couple of discussions on the phone Aaron decided to come to Arizona for some One on One Punting Lessons and I believe after two days he and his father are very happy they made the trip.
In the first and second lessons Aaron worked my Drop Progression and One Step Drills. After the first day and our video review I pointed out to Aaron that his drop was most of his problem and I asked Aaron to try a different drop.
We experimented changing his hand position. After a couple of punts that spiraled and turned over Aaron decided that the change would be good. He didn't feel like it was a major adjustment and went with a drop that had very little movement.
As the lesson progressed Aaron was getting a very consistent nose down drop and was turning over almost every ball to the power zone. He was a happy camper.
I also pointed out during the first lesson and the video review that Aaron was also crunching a little bit too much. He worked hard on the mirror drill that afternoon and evening. On Sunday he was punting much better up and through the ball with less effort.
Click below to listen to Aaron Perez's Testimonial after working a One on One Punting and Kickoff Lesson with Coach Zauner:
It was a pleasure working with Aaron. I wish him the best of luck in reaching his goal on a 'Path to PRO Football'. He is a young man with a lot of potential. As a Coach it is always a pleasure to work with an athlete that is a quick learner and very coachable. Aaron was a PRO BOWL Student.
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