Learning to kick field goals has always been a challenge for young kicking students. Unlike most sports, including tennis and golf for instance, there simply isn’t a pro on every neighborhood court or course in town. Kickers who have REAL life experience in college and in the NFL, who actually love to teach, are few and far between.
We should know! As kicking coaches today for FieldGoalKicker.com, we were once students ourselves. It took years of trial and error with no consistent help or direction from anyone who had ‘real’ experience.
We had the huge, mega-student kicking camps each summer, of course. Those were the few days each year we could have access to successful, knowledgeable experts who had kicked at the very top levels. We could watch experts up-close and ask questions and understand as they found ways to break field goal kicking into manageable, bite sized chunks of learning. With reinforcement from camp peers and other instructors it all started to make sense! Then, we would return home and only remember bits and pieces. We had no easy reference material to fill in the blanks. Like drinking from a fire hose….too much instruction, TOO FAST, and then nothing till next year!
At FGK online, we want to provide resource material, workout assistance and troubleshooting assistance that is always available, with experts on hand. Parents, we are here for you too. We know there are many of you who spend time on the field with your kids, running down footballs, wondering what you can do to help your child be successful.