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April 2014

April 2014


Rowan University's Special Teams Philosophy and Punt Team Techniques

by: Jay Accorsi
Head Coach • Rowan University
© April 2014

We think our approach to special teams is very sound. We utilize all players, both starters and reserves, on special teams and use players from both sides of the ball. Also, we will reward certain players for outstanding play by allowing them to participate on special teams.

We identify every player’s strengths and incorporate them into special teams. We cannot afford to spend an inordinate amount of time teaching skills that players have already mastered. We keep the schemes relatively simple and are willing to use as many players as possible.

The two main goals of special teams are to create advantages in field position and score points. We use special plays when specific opportunities arise within the game. The order of importance will be FG/XPT, Punt, Punt Return, FG/XPT Block, Kick Off, Kick Off Return, Hands T....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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