a great deal of practice in kicking. As
to the different kinds of kicks, there is no
doubt that the punt is of first and primary
importance. Whether the full-back uses
the straight or round kicking, his first
idea should be to get the kick in; the
second, distance ; third, placing. A good
simple punt is the thing to try for; "twist¬
ers" and "floaters" are a waste of time,
and had better be dispensed with.
The full-back should be able to get in
at least some practice every day during
the season in punting. Next in impor¬
tance is place-kicking in try at goals. In
close games two points made or lost after
a touch-down may mean the game. The
full-back should have some one to prac¬
tise holding the ball for him—some steady,
reliable hand, in which he has confidence.
The last in importance is drop-kicking.
A goal from the field, to be sure, may mean
the game; but there is a large element of
luck in this kicking, as well as skill, which