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October/November 2013

October/November 2013


Circuit Drills Emphasize Repetition, Range of Motion and Reaction to Improve Your Special Teams Play.

by: Nick Whitworth
Special Teams Coordinator Central Washington University
© October/November 2013

Our staff at Central Washington University understands the importance and value of the kicking game in each contest. We treat each special teamís preparation with the same enthusiasm, intensity, and creativity as our offense and defense. To do it right, we must train our special teams players in the same way. Preparing players for their special team roles, however, presents some unique challenges. Consider the following:


1. Getting Enough Repetitions

Almost all of our players must learn techniques that are different to their everyday routine. In order to be productive, our players will have to perfect different techniques for the 4-6 phases (punt, punt return, kickoff, kickoff return, field goal, and field goal block) of special teams they will play on. As we all know, it takes many repetitions until a player feels com....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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