Find camps and experts near you! Enter Zip Code:

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

THE BASICS OF KICKING

by Doug Brien

My kicking career began my senior year of high school. I played soccer my entire life and planned to play in college. Because my high school team was so successful and my dad thought I might be good, I decided to give kicking a try. In the beginning the only thing I had going for me was a strong leg; my technique and consistency were terrible.

When I moved on to playing at UC Berkeley, I was fortunate to get some good coaching from Steve Mariucci (now head coach of the 49ers) and Gary Zauner (now special teams coach for the Minnesota Vikings). After I learned the proper basic techniques, I could begin the arduous task of transforming myself from a soccer player kicking a football to a real placekicker. It took many years of hard work, but I definitely feel like it all paid off.

The techniques I outline on this site and on my CD-ROM (it goes into a lot more detail) are the basic fundamentals that I feel are important for every kicker to utilize. I learned these techniques over the course of my career and have made them an integral part of the way I kick. There is no one proper kicking style (as many coaches like to tell you); however, these basic fundamentals need to be integrated into your own individual style.

The instructions I give for placekicking on this site are in three parts:

 


I really have learned how to improve my kicking form. I like being able to see the video and chat with a professional player. There is so much to learn, and your site helps me get practical information from a pro. Even my kicking coach, Marc Primanti, the Lou Groza Award winner in 1996, thinks it has great information and was really impressed with the content. Thanks for making this a useful site for everyone
-- Kicking.com member

Doug and Tommy's Frequently Asked Questions: "My coach does not have any drills for me to do during practice, so he wants me to sit the whole practice. I dont know what to do with the spare time, nor do I have the attention span. Do you have any ideas?" -- Click here to read our answer

 
Pat McAfee Podcast

kicking punting kicker punter kickoff app for iOS android
Track your Field Goals, Kickoffs and Punts with the Kick Tracker App!


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


Hat - White Organic Yupoong Flexfit


Midwest Kicking Camps

Locations of visitors to this page


Brian Fleury41
Felipe Lopez35
Bill Caldwell70
Jordan Bertini30
Christopher Secrest31
Jeremy Mayes45
Joseph Murphy42
James Tucker Hague26
James Tucker Hague26
Ryan Smith34
Jeffrey Westphal49
matt mccabe36
Srdjan Stanojev31
Best price vigrx plus VigRX Plus45
Kaleb Timmsen22
Ryan Daigle23

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