Jimmy Flynn - Installing The Shield Punt Protection

by IHSFCA Illinois High School Football Coaches Association
Jimmy Flynn - Installing The Shield Punt Protection


The shield punt has become increasingly popular over the past decade due to its numerous advantages. One of the most significant advantages of the shield punt is that it provides greater protection for the punter. With the traditional punt, the punter is exposed to potential disruptions or blocks, making it a risky play. In contrast, the shield punt utilizes three protectors to create a wall around the punter, reducing the risk of a block.

Another advantage of the shield punt is that it allows for greater accuracy and control over the direction of the punt. This is because the punter has more time and space to make adjustments while protected by the shield.  As a result, many teams have adopted the shield punt as their primary punting strategy.

In this course, Jimmy Flynn shares how St. Xavier installs the Shield Punt Protection.


The Coach

Jimmy Flynn | Special Teams & Wide Receivers Coach | St Xavier University

Coach Flynn assists with the safties and special teams unit. His career began at the high school in 2005. Flynn was a wide receiver and special teams player for the Cougars from 2000-2003.

He currently teaches English and also coaches baseball at Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park.


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