Kickoff Coverage Tips & Coaching Points
By FirstDown PlayBook on May 9, 2019

If you have ever watched a football game on television with a veteran football coach and you are not a coach it can sometimes seem like you’re looking at different things. Football is such a great game because if you just want to follow the ball like 98% of the people do then it’s still fun to watch. However, it’s only natural for someone who has coached the game for two or three decades to see that there are a lot of parts making up the complete play that unfolds.

When young coaches first start coaching they normally are learning how to become an “expert” at their position. They are still to some degree a fan who likes to watch the ball as a play unfolds. Often, the first opportunity a young coach gets to be in charge of the big picture, meaning all eleven players on one side of the ball, is when he gets put in charge of a special teams phase.

This can be pretty daunting for several reasons. First, a lot of big plays happen on special teams and more than a few young coaches have been exposed by veterans as they learn the ropes. Another reason that special teams can be a hard way to get your coordinator title is that these plays are big field plays and it’s hard to coach eleven guys who are scattered everywhere on the football field.

Well, as is true with a lot of things in life and definitely in football, the best way to understand and teach something that seems to be somewhat overwhelming and confusing is to break it down into parts. That’s exactly what we do today for you in this video detailing some of the coaching points for teaching your Kickoff coverage unit.

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