What is Virtual Kicking (VK)?
This online platform is specifically designed for specialists who want to take their abilities to the next level. Kickers and punters will have access to professional coaching with a full video library of techniques and drills—all of which are accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone from virtually anywhere. The platform includes a 12-week program for both in-season and off-season training with strength, explosive, flexibility, recovery, and on-field practice plans. Video analysis with individualized instruction is also available for each user as an added feature regardless of where you live. Athletes, parents, and coaches no longer have to watch endless youtube videos to learn how to kick and punt. Everything you need is right here on this platform!
Who is VK for?
This online platform is specifically designed for all ability levels—whether you’ve never kicked a football before or have been training for years, high school athletes trying to prepare for the season or get recruited to college, or college specialists looking for individualized instruction—we have all you need to take your skills to the next level! The VK platform is designed to meet the needs of beginners to advanced kickers. Ages 12 and up.
- Soccer players interested in playing football
- Current specialists looking to improve on and off the field
- Coaches – youth, high school, and college
- Teams – VK can be a personal kicking coach/consultant
- Anyone interested in coaching specialists
How does the VK platform work?
Once registration is complete, the entire platform will be unlocked to begin training. This includes: all techniques on “how to” kick and punt; drills library with 100+ drills to implement into your practice routine; 12 week in-season and off-season practice plan including specifically-designed strength, core, and flexibility workouts. This is a step-by-step guide with all the tools to develop and refine your technique into a top specialist.
Athletes who follow this simple and effective plan will see major results in just a few weeks!
- Bigger kick-offs
- Higher/longer punts
- Accurate field goals
- Improved overall technique
- Convenience/extremely accessible
- Proven results
What age groups can use this?
Middle school age (12 years old) and up. All strength workouts can be adjusted for younger specialists.
What ability level is needed for the VK platform?
VK is for virtually anyone!
- Someone who has never kicked before;
- An ex-soccer player looking to try-out for football;
- High school specialist looking to prepare for their season;
- A more advanced specialist looking to refine their technique and prepare for college and showcase camps
Can someone who has never kicked a football before use VK?
Yes! VK is designed to teach and train anyone to kick and punt a football.
What equipment is needed for this program?
Recommended: 2 footballs, holder, FG tee, & kick-off tee. A standard weight room is recommended for the 12 week program, but alternative movements have been created where standard lifting equipment (bands, dumbells, barbell, kettlebell, med ball, exercise ball) is not available.
What are virtual lessons?
Using the “CoachNow” app, users will submit film clips to receive professional coaching tips to target their specific needs. Coach will return video analysis of each clip, breaking down the technique and recommending specific drills to improve technique. Users will receive a notification when individual feedback has been uploaded. More information.
What is the 12 week off-season plan?
Off season – this plan is designed for all specialists with built-in modifications to meet the needs of any kicker/punter at their skill level. This professionally-created plan provides a step-by-step daily program designed to improve strength, explosiveness, balance, and flexibility. It also includes detailed practice plans with specifically designed drills for each practice. Users who follow this plan will see major improvements in their distance, accuracy, hang-time, and consistency.
How often should I train (kick, punt, or both)?
VK recommends charting kicks and punts once a week. This should include 5 FG, 3 KO, and 4 Punts. Keeping track allows the user to see their own progress. The 12 week program has users complete pre/post tests to measure their achieved progress.
Will this help me start on my high school football team?
VK does not decide who will start, but there is a significant advantage for the specialist who registers and follows every day exactly the way the program was designed, to help them perform at their full potential.
Will this help me play in college?
Absolutely! Specialists who follow the VK program will show significant growth in their potential. VK not only provides a proven system to produce college specialists, but VK also provides guidance on the recruiting process.
Does virtual kicking help with recruiting?
The #1 way to get recruited is to be good! VK provides users the ability to create a recruiting profile for college coaches. Many college coaches use VK for recommendations as well as providing instruction for their specialists.
What drills should I do for kicking and punting?
VK’s teaching philosophy is to break each swing down into parts – specific drills are assigned to develop each part of the swing. Through this drill work, the full swing will improve. The drill library and practice plans include exactly which drills to perform and in which order.
How often should I kick?
VK believes in quality over quantity. How often you kick depends on the time of year. In season – 3x/week is a good; -ff season 2-3x/week. Many of the practice plans include fundamental drills without a ball. This develops technique without wearing out the leg. Try not to kick two days in a row unless there is proper recovery. VK even offers recovery plans!
What should a kicker/punter do in the weight room?
VK has partnered with one of the best strength coaches in the country to design a program specifically for specialists. VK does not take the place of your team’s strength coach. Specialists need to participate in the team workouts just like any other player. Many specialists, however, do not have a team or coach to train with. For this reason, VK has a program to follow to support on-field training. The 3 best things a specialist can achieve in the weight room is explosiveness, flexibility, and core strength.
Will this help me improve my kick-offs?
100% through both professional coaching and drill specific movements designed through the 12 week program. VK has proven results of increasing both hangtime and distance.
Will this platform help me improve my field goals?
100% through both professional coaching, drills, individualized instruction, and specific movements designed through the 12 week program. VK has proven results of increasing consistency, accuracy, and distance.
Will this platform help me improve my punting?
100% through both professional coaching, drills, individualized instruction, and specific movements designed through the 12 week program. VK has proven results of increasing consistency, hangtime, and distance.
How much does this program cost?
For only $499, you unlock access to all technique videos on “how to” kick and punt; drills library with 100+ drills to implement into your practice routine; 12 week in-season and off-season practice plan including specifically-designed strength, core, and flexibility workouts. *Additional features are available as add-ons.