Bill Renner Kicking Book
Foreword: John Mackovic
An effective kicking game is often the difference between winning and losing. Kicking the Football shows you how to teach your players to improve their punting, kicking, and placekicking. Former NFL punter and veteran kicking instructor Bill Renner reveals the best techniques, tactics, and practice drills to kick like a pro.
Many books on kicking have shown the "what" of these skills. But Kicking the Football goes in depth to explain the "why" of each technique. You'll learn how these proven methods comprise the overall skill of kicking. Twenty-two sequential drills 13 for punting and 9 for kicking demonstrate each specific technique. Plus, 23 illustrations and 65 photos help you boot the guesswork out of instruction.
Contests are often won or lost with the kicking game. Give your players the edge they need by using this can't-miss book. Kicking the Football splits the uprights every time!
About the Author
Bill Renner is a former NFL punter who played for the Green Bay Packers in 1986 and 1987 after a collegiate career at Virginia Tech.
Renner has directed punting and kicking camps since 1986 and has taught kickers throughout the United States since 1980. He has helped produce numerous all-district, all-state, all-region, and All-American performers.
Renner is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and the Virginia High School Coaches Association. He is currently head football coach and assistant athletic director at Langley High School (Virginia).
The author wrote his master's thesis on punting while earning an MS in exercise physiology from Virginia Tech University in 1983.
Renner and his wife Cindy have a daughter, Summer, and a son, Bryn. In his leisure time, Renner enjoys golf, skiing, and reading books.
Tom Taricani contributed his expertise to the soccer-style placekicking portion of the book. Tom is director of soccer-style kicking for the 4th Down Sports Kicking Camps. He has worked with the author for 10 years, developing and refining the teaching method that has proven so successful for hundreds of placekickers.
"Kicking the Football is the book we have all been waiting for. If you want to know how to kick or how to teach kicking, get Renners book." Larry Pasquale Special Teams Coordinator
"Bill Renner is without question the best teacher of proper techniques of kicking and punting I have ever been around in over 15 years of college coaching. Kicking the football is the best book on the market." Greg McMahon
Special Teams Coordinator
University of Illinios
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Placekicking Techniques
Chapter 2. Team Kicking Objectives
Chapter 3. Practice Drills for Placekickers
Chapter 4. Punting Techniques
Chapter 5. Situation Punting
Chapter 6. Practice Drills for Punters
Chapter 7. Training and Conditioning for Kickers and Punters