Category Archives: Special Teams

In this section, you’ll find articles, videos and coaching tips for better special teams execution, including punt coverage, punt return, kickoff coverage, kickoff return, and on-side kicks.

Spring To Action Drill for Kick Off Return

In this video blog post, we are demonstrating fish hooks on a kick off return. We also show you a kick off return circuit that you can add to your next football practice plan! 1. Set up 2 cones spaced approximately 3 feet apart down the line, with one player on the line next to…

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Onside Kick Drill

Drill Type:  Special Teams Drill Purpose Sometimes the situation of the game calls for an onside kick. Sometimes a coach likes to use an onside kick as an element of surprise as well. This special teams drill helps the kickoff team practice executing an onside kick. Set Up Players will line-up to onside kick to…

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Overload Punt Drill

Drill Type:  Special Teams Drill Purpose When an opponent overloads one side of the formation in an attempt to block a punt, your team needs to know who they will block and how. This special teams drill will help them make the right decision. Execution Half the punt team will take the field – just…

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Return Kick Drill

Drill Type:  Special Teams Drill Purpose It’s important for players to set-up in the correct spot to block when returning a kick. This is a great special teams drill to teach the return team how to properly block for the return. Execution The kick return team will be on the field for this drill. They…

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Punt Pressure Drill: Run The Hoop

punt pressure RUN THE HOOP

Many times, players are afraid to go block the kick, because of the fear of a resulting penalty. This is a great punt pressure drill that you can use to teach your players how to block a kick properly from the angle that they are approaching from. Set Up Place 3 players along the line…

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