Leaning the ball correctly can increase your FG % by as much as 50%. Most kickers and special teams coaches do not understand this concept or how to instruct their teammates properly.

A quality hold is just as important as a quality snap and a quality kick.

Sam Koch, one of the best holders of all time, teaches good technique:

Teach all three phases of the operation to have the most successful results- more made kicks.

Main Takeaways:

  1. Slightly leaning the ball towards the holder will ensure a straight ball flight.
  2. A slight lean towards the target (down-field) will expose the sweet spot.
  3. Line the back knee perpendicular to the spot.
  4. Slide the holder away until his back hand must reach for the spot.