A punt is made by letting the ball drop from the hands and kicking it just before it touches the ground. There are two kinds of punts now in use, - one, the spiral, which all try to acquire, and the other the end-over-end kick, which is very valuable when used with the wind. It is almost useless when used against the wind, however, as it cannot be driven into the face of a breeze nearly so far as the spiral.

Figure One.   Form for holding ball just before it is dropped to the foot.

Figure One. - Form for holding ball just before it is dropped to the foot.

The first faculty to be acquired in order to become a good and reliable punter is the proper form. This is often overlooked in order to get distance at once. With form once mastered, speed and distance will be sure to follow.