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October 2012

October 2012


KICKOFF BLOCK DESTRUCTION PROGRESSION

by: Travis Burkett
Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers Coach • Cornell University
© October 2012

Learning the proper fundamentals and techniques of kickoff coverage helps put your defense in a favorable position.

In spite of the 2012 rule changes regarding special teams play, the kickoff remains one of the most pivotal plays in football. Most everyone who holds this view has a different reason. At Cornell, we feel that the kickoff’s importance lies in determining the drive start for our defense which, over time, is a direct indicator of defensive success and in setting the emotional tone for our entire team. We all hope to be able to recruit and develop a kicker that can kick the ball through the end zone on a regular basis.

However, even with the rule change moving the kickoff spot to the 35, this may not always be the case. So, we will teach our block destruction progression the same way this season even with th....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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