“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, Canada


The Shield Punt Manual features 19 chapters, practice plans for your first 5 days of installation, 28 instruction videos (30-65 seconds each), power point slides, pictures, 10 fakes, and much, much more!!!

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.

Nobody in the Nation has written more about the Shield Punt, has advised more teams on the Shield Punt, or taught more about the Shield Punt.  Fore regularly consults high school, college and even a CFL 2 football teams on the Shield Punt.

In this Shield Punt book, Fore shares everything that you need to know about the Shield Punt.  It is jam packed with information for any program looking to make their Shield Punt better, or looking to install it for the first time.  Fore breaks down every single thing you need: from how to use your coaches, to each step your players need to take, to your first practice plan, to giving you ten fakes, and talking through problem-solving.  No stone is left unturned in this tremendous resource!  This book also comes with more than 30 videos (via QR code) throughout so that you can learn even more about this system!

Buy the paperback book here.

Buy the PDF version here, gets emailed directly to you after payment.

Watch the Shield Punt Webinar where Fore talks about the key components of the Shield Punt, using chapters right from his book.


Chris Fore has his Masters degree in Athletic Administration, is a Certified Athletic Administrator and serves as the President of the California Coaches Association.  He coached high school football for 17 years, including 8 years as a Head Coach.  He is also a court-certified Expert Witness in athletically based court cases.  Fore is the CEO of Eight Laces Consulting which specializes in helping coaches nationwide in their job search process, and provides dynamite resources for coaches.  Fore has been named to the Hudl Top 100 Coaches, and the Top 5 Best High School Football Coaches to follow on Twitter by MaxPreps.  Follow him!