How to Punt a Football : How to Line Up for a Punt in Football

Uploaded by expertvillage on 18.01.2008

Hi, I'm John Millar, here with Expert Village to teach you how to punt a football. How to
set up for a punt - first of all any time that your team is on offense you need to be
on the sidelines paying attention, head in the game and you need to be stretching constantly
staying warm, hopefully you've a net over there that you can kick into and keep yourself
ready at all times. Any time that your offense is deep into their own territory on to a little
ways past mid-field, you can punt and that's going to happen when it's 3rd down, you need
to be watching and lined up where the offense is on the field. If they get stopped, 4th
down comes up and your coach wants to punt you need to be one of the first ones out there,
running out there. Let your personal protector, they're the ones that are going to have the
play, they're going to make sure everyone is in the right position, that they're set,
they're going to call the cadence and the snap count. You don't have to worry about
any of that. You just jog out there. You need to know where the ball was stopped that brought
up 4th down then you're going to count the yards off of how far you need to go back.
In college or pro you're going to be at 14 1/2 or 15 yards. That's kind of based on how
long your steps are, how fast the rush is coming, and how good your snapper is. If you're
in high school the rush is a little bit slower, your snapper isn't quite as good, you're going
to be more around the 12 yard range because that's about all they can snap to you.