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.


The Leg Snap - Down, Up and Back


    Down,Up and Back - Leg speed is achieved setting the leg, pulling the knee down along the arc, up past the ball, and then back to your chest. This will mimic the action of a whip and allow the lower leg snap through the hitting zone.  A great rhythm is achieved by preparing the drop urgently but effortlessly as soon as it hits your hands, letting your feet fall into the ground, floating the ball to the hitting zone while your leg violently snaps through the hitting zone with a good ankle lockIf we release the knee too early, the lower leg will extend (lengthening our leg) and we'll either 1) kick the ground, 2) get the feeling of a “short” drop or“crowding the ball” which will lead to leaning back and bad form(with no power). Patience is vital in order to avoid losing power prior to ball contact . This is why we need to “wait on it”, let our knee pass the ball prior to release of the knee and snap our leg “through the ball” vs. “at the ball”. Remember - Maintaining the arc throughout the swing is vital! Meaning the upper leg never stops - Finish.

 “The SET & PULL 5.0

  • SET IT - Set the leg by pulling the heel to a right angle
  • PULL IT- Pull the knee down, up and through, maintaining THE ARC throughout 
  • LET IT GO – Let lower leg go and then snap up through hitting zone.  The knee should pass the ball and snap the foot through the ball after impact.  Knee should have slight bend at impact AND ACCELERATE THROUGH THE BALL. “Put the ball in the way of a good swing.  Don’t hit the ball.”

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