Category Archives: Football Plays

Looking for new football plays? Here, you’ll discover a complete collection of football plays for offense, defense, and special teams. Whether you coach Pop Warner or Varsity High School, this section will have a ton of material you can add to your playbook.

Special Teams: Kickoff Return Evaluation Drill

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When you want to see if a player can put all of the components of good kickoff return together to make the block and protect the ballcarrier, the Kick Off Return Evaluation Drill is a great special teams tool to use to simulate your blocking schemes. In this video blog post, we demonstrate this special…

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Special Teams Drill: Sprint, Gather & Finish

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Once your players understand how they get into position to block for their assignment on kickoff return, as well as how to finish on a player with their hands and their feet, it’s time to put it all together in a “Finish” station.  In this Special Teams drill, your players will work on blocking and…

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Special Teams: Steering for Kick Off Return


In today’s video blog post, we are going to demonstrate a fantastic special teams drill for“Steering”. This drill will help your players to understand the concepts behind this important technique and how to implement it successfully. Breaking Down the “Steering” Drill for Special Teams The players are going to facing each other on the line,…

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The “Punch & Drive” Drill for Special Teams

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The Setup: 1.  Set up with 2 players facing each other, with the line between them. 2.  The player facing the end zone is the offensive blocker/kickoff return personnel. The other player is the kickoff coverage player. The Breakdown: You have probably noticed that many times on the kickoff return, the unit gets their hands…

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Special Teams: The Butt & Press Drill

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As you get closer to the ball carrier, there are going to be guys that are in your way. Many players want to run around blocks. But what really needs to happen in a shock and lock on that blocker, with the defender finding where the ball carrier is going and then ripping off of…

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