The “Hard Turn” Drill for Special Teams

HARD TURN SPECIAL TEAMS

The “Hard Turn” is a special teams drill that is complimentary to reading the upfield shoulder. Sometimes the player misreads the upfield shoulder. When they do this, they will go beyond the point where the ball carrier/returner is headed.  Your players need to learn how to effectively work around a blocker, take a good pursuit…

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Special Teams Situations: The “Avoid Opposite” Drill

avoid opposites special teams

In this special teams drill, the blocker is working on turning his shoulders and the coverage player is working on destroying the up field shoulder. One important thing to remember in kick off coverage is that the front line should never make contact with your kick off coverage people. So when you look at this…

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Special Teams Drill: Hard Hat Fit

HARD HAT FIT SPECIAL TEAMS DRILL 4

Special teams is one of the most commonly ignored, yet vitally important development areas for a youth or high school football team. Coach Jimmy Johnson once stated that teams need to win 2 of 3 phases of the game in order to come out with a “W” – offense, defense, or special teams. In other…

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“Split Double Team” Kickoff Coverage Drill

SPLIT DOUBLE TEAM KICKOFF COVERAGE DRILL FINAL

In today’s video blog post, we are looking at a kickoff coverage drill called the “Split Double Team” Drill.   The Double Team is very important if you are going to face wedge teams, or if you have teams that are kicking out. * This station drill is also very useful in evaluating your players in…

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Defensive Back Free Safety Zone Reaction Drill

free safety zone reaction drill FINAL

The wrong zone defense will get beaten no matter how hard you practice or what drills you work on. Having a good scheme is vital. The important piece of running a successful zone is to be able to tailor it to the offense you’re playing. You want to have a couple of different sets ready…

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