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Just how important is a good kicker? Well, if your teams playoff opportunities depend on a field goal, then you may think they are pretty important. This is a great series for anyone interested in kicking field goals, kickoffs or looking for some drills and thoughts on how to get better at place-kicking. Brian Bostick, a former kicker with the University of Alabama, covers some of the key areas to helping you become a better kicker.
Consistency is more important than distance when it comes to kicking field goals. In this football special teams segment, we cover the importance of consistency and conditioning that is important to kickers.
In this football special teams segment, we cover the kickers warm-up and some progression drills such as the no-step, one-step and follow through for a field goal kicker.
In this football special teams segment, we cover the full step drill along with information on your plant step and the angle of approach to the football.
In this football special teams segment, we cover topics such as planning your kick and kicking the football in different weather conditions. This is a must see for any place kicker.
In this football special teams segment, we cover topics such as communicating with your coach during games on how far you think you can kick a field goal, which hash mark you want the ball on, plus charting your kicks, how many practice kicks during the week of a game and more.
Every snap isn't perfect and in this video, we cover how to react to a bad snap, the role of the holder and maybe the most important topic, the mental side of dealing with missing a field goal.
Executing an on-sides kick can give your football team momentum and great field position. In this football special teams segment, we cover a couple of different ways to kick an on-sides kick. One hint, it takes a lot of practice to kick a football ten yards.
What do you do when the other team has a great return specialist? Well, you may want to look at directional or squib kicks to disrupt the returners plan. We also cover the role of a kicker as the last defender on a kickoff.