How To Punt A Football Spiral
If you want your punts to travel further, then you are probably interested in learning how to punt a football spiral. This method will ensure that your punts will have less resistance, travel further and have an increased hang time. Here is everything you need to know about how to punt a football spiral.
- Hold the football by one end with the laces facing up. Use your dominant hand to hold the football by the end. It is important to make sure the laces are facing up, otherwise they can interfere with your punt.
- Take two steps forward. Take your first step with your dominant leg, and then plant on your other leg on the second step. This step is all about timing. You don't want your steps to be too large, as that brings you closer to rushers and takes longer for you to get the punt off. Part of knowing how to punt a football spiral is being able to get the punt off quickly.
- Drop the football from about waist high. This is the most difficult step in learning how to punt a football spiral. You have to time your drop to coincide with the swing of your leg, drop the football so the laces remain facing up, and have the football land on the sweet spot of your kicking foot. The sweet spot is the top of your foot meeting with the fattest part of the football.
- Swing your dominant leg straight forward. This is another step in learning how to punt a football spiral that takes some practice, as a lot of people feel like they should kick across their bodies rather than straight forward. Kicking across the body greatly increases the chances of shanking the football to one side or the other and having a terrible punt. Following through straight will give you the most power, and as long as you are connecting with the sweet spot you will have a nice spiral on your punt.
- Watch your punt soar. After you have practiced these steps you should be able to punt some booming spirals. Congratulations, you now know how to punt a football spiral.