How to Win a Kicking Competition

Updated: Aug 13, 2018

Learn To Look Away.

Whenever you are competing for a starting role on your football team or about to go head to head against a top kicking prospect or punting prospect with scouts in the stands, LOOK AWAY.


During a stressful situation our body releases a chemical into our body called adrenaline. Adrenaline can lead to a raised heart rate, memory loss, loss of focus. Our brain basically becomes ultra vulnerable at this point leading to a place kicker or punter to make simple mistakes.

What makes matters worse is what our brains are already programmed with flaws. For instance, Psychologist say that we are inherently wanting to copy those who we are currently studying, or respect, or hate, such as our competition. Psychologists call this affect mirroring.

Here is how psychologist describe it in their “scientific way”.

Mirroring is the behaviour in which one person subconsciously imitates the gesture, speech pattern, or attitude of another. Mirroring often occurs in social situations, particularly in the company of close friends or family (how about a stadium full of