Hi, this is Sean Hobson, for Expert Village.
We’ve already talked previously about the proper steps, the proper approach, the proper
way to catch the ball. Now, the important thing is we want to make the kick happen.
The most important thing is the proper way you get the ball and the top of your foot
to meet to actually make a good kick happen. We’ve already shown how we get the snap and
take the appropriate steps. Now we’re ready to approach the ball. Let’s go through this
slow on how to drop this down (video demo). We’ve caught the ball; take your steps and
then stop. Now he’s ready to approach the kick. You can see that he’s holding the ball
out in front of him. He’s not going to take the ball, throw it up in the air and then
try to let his foot find the ball. We want to bring the foot to the ball and have them
meet. This will give you a good pocket to kick in. Notice that everything is balanced.
Everything is going toward the area that he’s kicking it to. He’s not kicking the ball backward.
Instead, he’s approaching the ball; everything is coming straight through when he makes the
kick. Let’s kick one away and then we’ll show what a pooch kick looks like (video demo).
He catches the ball, he steps in, the approach, he keeps his head down looking at the ball.
You don’t want to lift your head up and then try to make the kick. There is one last kick
you make if you’re going to try to pooch kick. You don’t have a lot of room and you want
to try to get the ball up higher and you don’t want it go quite as far. You’ll hold the ball
a little different. First of all you’ll tilt the ball backward. You don’t want to kick
it and explode through it, instead, you want to get it up a little more. Also, the extension
on the leg is not so much exploding out through the ball. You’re going to bend it a little
more in order to get the ball up a little higher. That’s the way you explode through
a kick and the way you can pooch kick to keep it in a shorter distance and get a little
more height on it.