In football, used to describe either of two kinds of kicking
plays; a punt
or a kickoff. The pooch punt
is a targeted free kick intended to place the receiving team deep in its own zone, usually by aiming the kick to roll out of bounds. The pooch kick is either a high, lobbed
kickoff intended to drop behind the opposing front line
with the goal of the kicking
team to recover, as in an on-side
kick, or a low, hard line
drive kick that is difficult for the receiving team to handle (also known as a squib kick).
1. "Man, he pooched that one beautifully, pinning the Packers inside
2. The pooch kick was recovered by the kicking team before it had gone the required ten yards, giving possession to the receiving team.