Routines are strongly recommended for closed skills. Closed skills are skills that are performed in a predictable environment where the response can be planned and executed without interference from an opponent and, even if there is time limit, the skill is self-paced. Superstitions develop when some action is followed by a positive outcome even though there is no relationship between the behavior and the outcome. A routine helps to build automaticity and ensure consistency in performance. Complex skills will be performed more effectively if a routine is used to practice until the component skills are automated. Work with a person's coach to identify the proper technique and mechanics for the skill and key decisions that need to be made before executing skill. Punting is a complex skill that will be performed more effectively if a routine is used to practice until the component skills are automated. Using the routine in competition will help to ensure successful punts under stressful conditions.