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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Joe Liscio Punting Lessons

On Tuesday and Wednesday Joe Liscio and his father, Mike were in Scottsdale, Arizona for One on One Punting Lessons. Joe has just transferred from a college in Connecticut back home to attend Montclair State University.

Joe is friends with Marco Capozzoli another Montclair State University specialists. Marco was here for my College Senior Specialists Combine February 21-23, 2010 and also participated in several One on One Kicking Lessons. Marco has recently taken his game to the next level and has done extremely well in a couple of Combines and has recently signed with Tulsa Talons in the AFL League.

Marco had a lot of good things to say about his One on One Kicking Lessons and that was just another reason why Joe Liscio decided to invest in a trip to Arizona.

During Joe's two punting lessons we worked hard on his drop, footwork, eliminating a crunch and punting up and through the ball and transferring his weight properly.

Joe is a former football player and punter. He has a very aggressive personality and sometimes that doesn't blend well with punting and kicking. In other words, he just wants to kill the ball and punt it has high and far as he can hit it.

Joe got a little frustrated during the second day. He wants immediate success. Immediate success during a swing change doesn't happen over night. I told Joe it will take two to three weeks of drill work to achieve the correct muscle memory.

When he did everything right he hit some excellent Power Zone Punts. At one point during a drill, Joe turned over 4 straight SNO spiral nose over punts to the power zone. He smiled and knew he was on the right path.

I know if Joe goes back and works the Drop Progression, One Step and my modified Punting Drills and concentrates more on timing, tempo and rhythm rather than killing the ball he will see rapid improvement.

It was a pleasure meeting and working with Joe Liscio and I wish him the best of luck this season at Monclair State University.

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