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December 2012

December 2012


Kickoff Coaching Strategies

by: Greg Polnasek
Special Teams Coordinator Albion College
© December 2012

Being aggressive on kickoff coverage while maintaining lane integrity is critical for successful kickoff coverage.

Our kickoff strategy starts with the following:

      We have a plan.
      We believe in the plan.
      We sell the plan to our players.
   
The players that make up this unit need to be athletic in the open field and understand that the bottom line is getting to the return man with an all-out effort. When an opponent attempts to block us while covering a kick, we rip and replace the early blocks, then press, squeeze, and compress the blockers that are between the return specialist and our team over the last ten yards. We work on keeping the ball carrier on our inside shoulder and in front at all times. We believe thes....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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