“Thanks to Coach Fore and his information on the Shield Punt, we have been able to bring a new concept to the Canadian Junior Football League. He has enabled us to simplify the system for the players and provide sound protection while concentrating on solid technique and speed getting downfield for coverage. This has changed our approach to punt where we no longer have to be as worried about our opponents schemes each week and can concentrate on what we do best as a punt team.” – Head Football Coach Scott MacAulay, Regina Thunder
The numbers speak for themselves! Fore’s teams simply EXCEL at this system because of the wisdom and expertise he has learned over 14 seasons.
In 2016, his team allowed just SIX return yards on 40 punts. SIX!! One returner (who now plays on an FCS team) gained 5 yards, and another gained 1. His team was just 3-7 that year, so they weren’t a loaded superpower! But their punt team was amazing!
Since 2002, 396 punts at the high school level, and 44 at the junior college level in 2017 (Fore is the Special Teams Coordinator at Victor Valley College), his teams have allowed just THREE blocked punts (’02, ’06, ’14) and ONE touchdown (’07) using the Shield Punt.