Specialists Category

Super Bowl Champ’s Special Teams Grading Chart

Posted on August 2nd, 2020

Super Bowl Champion Dave Toub of the Kansas City Chiefs taught me a very detailed system for grading individual effort and executi...

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A Specialists Approach To Training Camp

Posted on July 22nd, 2020

2020 training camp is going to be different for everyone this year but it is always a unique time for kickers and punters. ...

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Choosing A Field Goal Block For Your Young Kicker

Posted on June 29th, 2020

Youth kickers should take advantage of a two-inch tee for both field goals and kickoffs. Once in high school, the tee will depend ...

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Two Steps Mean Less Is More

Posted on April 26th, 2020

The 2 step kicking approach allows you to be more efficient to the ball as well as several other benefits we will point out....

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Teach Young Kickers To Hit Higher Deeper Kickoffs!

Posted on March 19th, 2020

When it comes to kickoffs the longer the approach, the more room for error. The faster the approach, the more room for error....

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Have A Strength Program For Your Specialists Too

Posted on February 26th, 2020

Kicking is one explosive movement. Train like an athlete through explosive movements. Weight training, Sprints, Box-Jumps, Agility...

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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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Introducing Special Teams Football Academy

Posted on June 28th, 2015

Coaching special teams is one of the hardest if not the hardest job on a football staff. You are dealing with so many moving parts...

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Two Step Approach For Kickers

Posted on April 30th, 2015

  When working with kickers and punters, I always stress the importance of being as efficient as possible and limiting the ro...

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Body Position Matters For Kickers Too

Posted on December 4th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Taylor Mehlhaff I always tell my kickers, that there is no “right” way to kick. However, there are basic prin...

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What Should The Specialists Be Doing At Practice?

Posted on November 4th, 2014

By Guest Blogger Taylor Mehlhaff I recently saw this online and thought that I’d write a blog post this week on the topic. Being...

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