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February 2009

February 2009


Inside the Numbers - Onside Kicks

The Numbers - Survey Says...
© February 2009

“Survey Says…”

AFM asked survey respondents to share what they do to increase their chances of recovering onside kicks.

Kick’em in the Chest
“Instead of overloading a side and using the traditional onside kick, from our normal alignment, we have our kicker drive the ball directly at one of the front lineman. We hope the ball will kick-back toward our approaching players. We prefer to use this early in games to surprise the receiving team.”
Tom Dickinson,
North Penn High School (PA)

Develop Competition in Practice
“We practice our onsides in a game-like situation. We will put the varsity kickoff team on the field to recover and the J.V. hands team out to stop the recovery. We will start our 2-minute drill this way and give the ball to whatever team mak....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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