Coaching the Kickoff Kicker: Technique and Mechanics

Coaching the Kickoff Kicker: Technique and Mechanics provides a comprehensive overview of how coaches can successfully work with their kickoff kickers. This course reviews the four basic phases of the kickoff—from the initial footwork to the follow through. The instructional videos also discuss the adjustments that should be made when common mechanical problems occur with the kickoff. In addition, the course details the proper techniques involved in the different types of game-situational kickoffs, including the pooch, squib, and onside.

Among the topics covered:

• The tee
• The steps
• The approach to the ball
• The contact point
• Keep the head down
• Follow through demonstration
• Deep right and left kickoffs
• The pooch kick
• Squib kick
• Dribble kicks
• Short surprise line drive
• Obvious onside kicks

MichaelBraunstein Michael Braunstein Kicking Coach, Founder of “Kick on 4th Down

Michael Braunstein currently owns and operates the company, “Kick on 4th Down,” that offers instruction in kicking fundamentals and techniques to coaches and athletes at all competitive, skill, and interest levels. A 2007 graduate of Ohio University, where he was a first team All-MAC selection as a kicker during his senior year, as well as a semifinalist for the coveted Lou Groza Award, Braunstein is one of the most respected kicking instructors in the nation.

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