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LA Rams Scheme Up A Punt Block & 6 Points

Posted on November 3rd, 2018

There was great execution by the LA Rams but there was also some obvious detailed preparation involved to expose the LA Chargers' ...

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Create An Explosive Kickoff Return Vs A Pooch Kick

Posted on October 24th, 2018

It's usually  not hard to find the explosive players on a special teams unit especially when it comes to the Kickoff Return team ...

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This Field Goal Fake Is Good Vs Base Looks

Posted on October 18th, 2018

We will look at a field goal fake that opens up the possibility of actually getting the play run because it is good vs base field ...

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It’s Practice Period 5. Do You Know Where Your Kickers Are?

Posted on October 9th, 2018

FirstDown PlayBook and USA Football sat down with Taylor Mehlhaff who has been a kicker or has coached specialists pretty much all...

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Podcast Week 3: Bobby April-Game Day Special Teams Management

Posted on September 10th, 2018

Week three of USA Football's Coach & Coordinator "The Game Plan" podcast welcomes two time NFL Special Teams coach of the year Bob...

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Bounce It For A Change!

Posted on August 24th, 2018

In few weeks your game number three and four opponents will see that you are running the same kickoff return every time. We will d...

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FirstDown PlayBook Installs: August 21-27

Posted on August 21st, 2018

We do have one more youth football offensive formation to install and it is the direct result of your request....

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This Kickoff Return Attacks Outside The Hashes

Posted on August 5th, 2018

This scheme is designed to give your Kickoff Return a chance to get started before a dominant coverage player in the number three ...

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Intelligent Kicking Approach To Training Camp

Posted on July 25th, 2018

Every team and coach is different, but try to sit down with him and come up with a plan of how often you will be kicking during ca...

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Keep Your Kickoff Coverage Simple

Posted on July 19th, 2018

The good news about your Kickoff coverage is you that you don't need to have a lot of them. Generally if you have your base covera...

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Get The Most Out Of Your Special Teams Practice Time

Posted on July 12th, 2018

Our special teams philosophy is simple we want to “flip” the field position, we want to play the possession as an offensive or...

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You’re The Offensive Line Coach So…

Posted on June 29th, 2018

The ability of the extra point and field goal coach to communicate the techniques needed to be sound versus a full speed rush is c...

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