Emphasizing ‘A Natural Style of Kicking and Punting’®, Coach Zauner’s teaching philosophy facilitates an environment where kicking specialists develop the skills, technique, and confidence to achieve their maximum physical and mental potential. At an amateur and professional level, Coach Zauner, LLC programs and events provide a kicker, punter or snapper ‘A Specialist’s Path to PRO Football'®...Coach Zauner, LLC Mission Statement

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A Kicking Specialist’s Mental Conditioning for Game Time

Former NFL Special Teams Coordinator, Coach Gary Zauner has seen much over the years … the good and the bad, along with the amazing and the ordinary. He’s even marveled at watching decent football players with extraordinary ambition achieve much more than naturally great players with low inner drive.

Why does this happen? We decided to ask Coach Zauner directly. Here’s what he had to say.

“The reason most guys don't make it into the NFL is because they don't know how to handle the mental side of the kicking game, or the extreme stress that’s involved in dealing with coaches, other players, or specific game situations. Knowing exactly how to handle each of these situations is hugely important. I believe that not nearly enough time is spent preparing our young kickers, punters and snappers for all the pressure they face both on and off the field.”

“That’s why I’ve teamed up with ELITE Performance Expert Deborah Dubree. Her amazing expertise offers the talented specialists I work with some very specific ways to more easily deal with the mental focus issue. Deborah Dubree’s level of expertise around the mental and emotional side of the game offers kicking, punting and snapping specialist’s something more than they would get from just working with me on the physical component of their kicking game. Together, we feel that our coaching will make specialists even better than they already are in their game.”

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