Imagine a game-winning field goal attempt… everyone knows it, if you make the kick then you win, otherwise you miss… so you trot onto the field, choose your target, find your spot, line your steps from the holder’s mark, glance at your target once more and nod to your holder. In an instant, a thought comes to mind, “I know that I’m prepared, and I trust myself because I have made kicks on skinny uprights.” Placekickers are creatures of habit. When they aim small, they miss small. As Pat McAfee says, they do it “For the Brand.” Arena field goal posts are 9 feet wide, College and Professional uprights are 18 feet, 6 inches (18.5 feet), and High School regulation uprights are 23 feet, 4 inches (23.3 feet.) For example, playing for a Coach from the Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA), a kicker who has skinny Pro-Posts aims at 40% of the regulation crossbar. That means when he kicks into a game the uprights look nearly 3 times as wide. Similarly, a college football or NFL kicker sees uprights that are more than twice as wide. In a crunch time kick, more kicks are made because there is more room to make the kick versus in practice.