How you doing? I’m Ryan McCann, and I am going
to show you how to punt a football. One of the most important things in punting a football
is how you drop the ball to your foot. Now, listen to what I said. I said drop the ball
to your foot. You don’t want to throw the ball. You’ll see a lot of amateur punters
kind of throw it up and kick it. Wrong. The key to punting a football is getting it to
land on a certain spot on your foot. Now that can vary, but the idea is to hit it off the
side of your foot about this part of the ball to create a spiral trajectory that will carry
the ball to its maximum distance. The way to do that is by practicing. Just dropping
the football. Once you get the drop down, you’ll be able to incorporate the kick into
the ball. Be careful not to throw the ball up. That’s what will happen. Once you do that,
the ball will turn and come down at a different angle, and the last thing you want to do is
kick the ball like this. First of all, the punt’s going to suck and it’s going to hurt
your foot. So, once you get the drop down and you incorporate the kick; Wow, that was
really far. Once you have gotten down how to kick a football once you get in the game,
you don’t just magically have the football. It gets snapped from the long-from the long
snapper. You’re standing there, and you’ve got to be very diligent to pay attention because
the ball is going to come and somehow it’s going to hit you in the chest. It comes over
here, you’ve got to make a catch. You’ve got to be an athlete. Catch the ball. Take; as
you-as you’re preparing the football for a kick, you want, already want to be taking
your step into kicking the ball. You don’t want to catch it, get it the way you want
it, take the steps because by that time, it’s going to be a defender in your face blocking
it. So, again, in a ready position, be an athlete, the ball comes, boom, catch it, as
you’re stepping, turn it, boom. The punt is off. God, I killed that one.