Punting Mechanics 101

Coach Greg Montgomery will be working with select athletes this winter in Houston ,TX and Boca Raton, FL.

These instruction sessions include a full bio-mechanic evaluation, custom workout program, one on one instruction and film analysis.

Contact Greg at gmonty23@gmail.com or 616-975-1788 to discuss his availability.


Set & Pull .......... The Secret Sauce

      Field position is one of the key ingredients to winning in the game of football. An effective punter that can change field position is a priceless commodity. The process of punting has four major elements: 1) The Posture/ Body Angle, 2) The Footwork, 3) The Drop and 4) The Leg Snap.

       Mastering each element will be only made possible by being mentally and physically prepared to compete every time you step on the field. By following faithful daily routines of drill work and conditioning, the punter will be able to repeat the one fluid motion needed to achieve maximum hang time, distance and precise placement.

    Here are just a few points that will give you the best chance of becoming an efficient punter:

 Being "grounded" both mentally/physically; maintaining the proper body angle throughout the punt

“Letting your feet fall into the ground” on the approach.

"Letting your hands work” on the catch/grip of the football.

 "Allowing(guiding) the drop" into the hitting zone. 

 "Set it"  - Setting the leg(knee) and ankle

"Pull it" -  Pulling the knee violently along the arc

"Wait on it" - Allowing the knee to  pass the ball before releasing the lower leg  up and through the ball.

"Cracking the whip" - the feeling of properly snapping your lower leg as your knee(quad) comes BACK towards your body.

And ”finishing” the kick - Snapping your lower leg through the ball with the femur(quad) continuing along the arc of the swing(ie golf/baseball).

         Due to the aggressive nature of the game of football, patience and timing must be mastered through mental preparation, repetition and muscle memory. The philosophy of the “Set and Pull 5.00” technique is to maximize foot speed with minimal physical effort by allowing your lower leg to properly release; violently snapping your foot through the hitting zone.

 The purpose of this blog is to educate and enlighten all those interested in punting the football. Athletes, coaches and parents will all benefit by embracing the principals of the "Set & Pull' punting technique. It's simple, repeatable and produces consistent results. Not to mention the cost of college in the year 2015 will be roughly $100,000.

More to come. GM

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