Find camps and experts near you! Enter Zip Code:

Username: Password: Forgot password?    Not a Member? Sign up for a FREE or PREMIUM Membership    
 

DROPPING THE BALL

The drop steps are broken up into three sections: Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced

Elementary

One of the most important components of the punting motion is THE DROP. This is what determines whether or not you strike the ball effectively. Once you catch the ball, rotate the ball so the laces are facing upward. Dominant hand should be placed on back quarter of the ball. You should have fingertip control of the ball. Your grip should allow you to wave the ball around with only your dominant hand on the ball. Opposite hand should be placed on the mid-section of the ball with a very light grip.

Now turn the ball slightly so the forward tip faces your target at an angle of 11 o'clock... and the back of the ball points to 4 o'clock (don't drop the ball on a straight line to the target).

The nose of the ball should also be tilted slightly downward.

Try this drill to see how your drop is coming along - Line Drop

Additional Help: If you are "pooch" punting and do not want the ball to turn over, tilt the front nose of the ball slightly upward.  If you are punting into a strong wind you may want to try dropping the front nose of the ball even more.


To read more about Drops, view specific drills and exercises, and view a year-long workout calendar, signup for a Premium membership...

 


I wanted to give you a tremendous report on the kicking strap I purchased from Kicking.com. When I originally purchased it, I was kicking about 45 yard field goals consistently (that was in March). My minor league season runs March through September, so no weight training can be attributed to this story. It was at least 90% the kicking strap. I am now in July just four months later, kicking 55 yards consistently. I recently made a 50 yarder and a 48 yarder in an All star game. My longest now is 60 yards. That is a gain of 15 yards in a very short time. One thing I noticed was the height on my kicks is tremendous. I also attribute that to the kicking strap. I am, on long field goals, making it nearly half way to the top of the goal post. On extra points now, I kick as high as the NFL regulation goal posts. Thank you so much for your website and this kicking strap. I even have had two NFL scouts call my agent for game and tape info!
-- Kicking.com Customer

Doug and Tommy's Frequently Asked Questions: "When I punt, the ball comes off my foot in a tight spiral and has great height, but I can't get the ball to turnover at the top of it's trajectory, I was wondering if you have any tips or drills to solve this problem?" -- Click here to read our answer

 
Pat McAfee Podcast

field goal kicker placekicking app for iOS
Fun app game to flick field goals through the uprights!


The BEST punting video - complete with 3-stage punting approach, holding, stretching tips, and more -- check out Tommy Barnhardt's "Punt-N-It" DVD >>>

$19.95


Phone Call to Doug Brien


Pro Special Teams

Locations of visitors to this page


robert gordon craig67
Shaun Wild32
Hayden Harlow30
jacob weatherly28
Michael Masucci68
jacob weatherly28
Jacob Weatherly28
Michael Masucci68
Brian Egan29
Robert Sanders30
James Schwartz26
Paul Schwartz26
Ryan Sheerer25
Dalton Cristilly26
Alex Galvan24
peter paul29

facebook kickers and punters kicking.com group kicking punting kicker punter products sale tee holder footballs

!Kicking.com Network - Kickers and Punters Only! Kicking and Punting Database and Social Network