|High School Punters Off-Season Workout Book
The Importance of an Off-Season Training Program
Improvement in punting technique should only occur in the off-season. Any attempt to improve a punters’ technique during the season is misplaced effort and can result in poor game performance. In-season training should focus on game execution and monitoring or honing off-season technique adjustments.
The off-season is the time where the punter should make any improvements
or changes in their technique.
WHY?....because there is no game. With no game, there is no pressure to perform so you can adjust or change a technique and allow time for the punter to get comfortable with the change without regard for winning or losing a game. A bad punting workout does not really matter from January to July. It only impacts the ego of the punter.
It is possible to schedule a daily workout for a punter in the off-season which incorporates technique work, running, lifting, speed training and plyometric work. All these variables need to be included in an off-season training program to assist a punter or kicker in reaching their maximum potential. If any one of them is excluded from the off-season training plan less than maximal results will be achieved.
Training for Off-Season Punting Improvement
It is imperative that a punter punts a football year round. The number of days per week and number of footballs punted per workout will vary according to the proximity of the season. Another consideration is a certain amount of footballs needs to be punted in order to become adept at the skill. Any punter who is not punting year round will not be able to get enough reps to be competent at a high level of the skill.
A core set of punting drills that emphasize ball striking techniques should be the performed during the off-season training. Ball striking ability is one of the two core characteristics that distinguish and determine a successful punter. These drills need to be able to develop body stability in the punter.
The second important characteristic a punter needs is a strong core to be able to hold his body still during the punting movement. This is best achieved by doing punting specific movements to train the punting specific muscles. Weight room exercises can be beneficial to body stability but do not specifically transfer to the punting of a football. Doing the punting movement in body stabilization drills is the best and is an integral part of the High School Punters Off-Season Training Program.
Daily Off-Season Workout Plans
Attending punting camps for improvement is a good venture but leaving the camp without a daily training plan can reduce the improvement made at the camp. The High School Punters Off-Season Training Program has a training plan for each day of the off-season from January through July when the pre-season starts. Each day has it’s own training chart to fill-out and record either lifting, running, or punting information. There is no guess work on how to be your best. It is all pre-planned for you. All you have to do is follow the plan to become your best.
The daily workout plan incorporates the punting, lifting, running and plyometrics in a cohesive order so that they all complement each other to produce the best results. The High School Punters Off-Season Training Program is organized in a manner that allows the punter to simply follow the daily order of exercises or punting as it is written. No guess work or decisions need to be made.
In essence, if the punter will supply the commitment to do the daily training and the passion to want to achieve and become his best the High School Punters Off-Season Training Program will enable you to get there!