Coach Kyle Walters of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Following Coach Renner's Training Program has been invaluable to me not only as a kicker but as a kicking coach. One of Coach Renner's many strengths is the fact that he is not just a special teams guru but a football coach. He leads men and has the ability to teach every position on the football field.
I learned so much from Coach Renner and I have taken that knowledge to conduct Special Teams Clinics for football coaches in a way that is easy for your average football coach to understand.
If the average football coach is asked to coach a new position like defensive backs or running backs than he simply goes somewhere to find drills to make his players better.
Coaching kickers and punters is not much different than coaching defensive backs. You must follow the proper kicking technique and you need an organized structure of drills to help you improve your skill.
Coach Walters and I took the morning to sit down in a classroom and go over the fundamentals of kicking. We spent time on the chalkboard talking about all different aspects of the kicking game and I learned quite a bit myself. The CFL rules for special teams are vastly different from the American game.
I gave him a drill set for his specialists and a routine for them to use during practice time. This gives the kicking specialists the ability to use their time productively and not wear out a kicker's leg during two a days.
Also, I spent some time on the mental side of the game with him. There are certain ways that practices can be put together so that the kickers and punters can be challenged mentally The mental reps are so valuable for a kicking specialist and putting pressure on a kicker is vital to his success.
I had a wonderful time meeting Coach Walters. It was great working with him and I am excited to conduct similar special teams clinics to college and high school coaches across the Southeast and especially in Tennessee!
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