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January 2014

January 2014


Drills Report: Complete Special Teams Drills

by: Tom Watts - Head Coach, Ohio Wesleyan University
and Matt Brown, Assistant Coach, Franklin College
© January 2014

Kickoff, kick return, punt return, field goal, and field goal block teams all need specific drills.

Special teams is the most overlooked facet of the game. Drastic improvements can be made if you are willing to put the time into improving your kicking game. There are plenty of drills out there and you may already use some of them that are not mentioned here. The most important thing is that you set aside time for practice and film study.

Kickoff Drills  

We teach our players to avoid contact for the first 40 yards. The first 20 yards we call the “read zone” and the next 20 yards we call the “avoid zone.” We tell our players to read the man that is responsible for blocking them and make sure they are in position to go ”butt-side” or behind the block to avoid contact. The drill you can use to help teach you....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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