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Posts Tagged ‘special teams’

Punt Return Checklist & Starting Point

Posted on April 25th, 2018

One of the first things that becomes evident to a new coach in charge of punt return is that you are coaching defense at the begin...

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Kickoff Return Starts With A Formation

Posted on April 19th, 2018

Imagine trying to run a lead play on offense with your Fullback at 14 yards and your Tailback at 18 yards. No way right? Well if y...

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Special Teams Spring Cleaning

Posted on April 13th, 2018

Spring is a perfect time of year to slow down and take one phase of Special Teams and become a personal expert on what you want to...

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Have A Strength Plan For Your Specialists Too

Posted on April 7th, 2018

Strength and conditioning for kickers and punters is often overlooked. I believe that in order to be the best kicker you can be, y...

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Downhill Kickoff Return Schemes

Posted on March 28th, 2018

This weekend we installed three kickoff returns that revolve more around getting a hat on a hat and hitting the return north south...

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FirstDown PlayBook Install: March 20-26

Posted on March 20th, 2018

The response to the initial FirstDown PlayBook install of your 34 Bear defense was pretty stout last week. ...

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Kickoff Return: Ball Flight Returner Man

Posted on March 7th, 2018

It doesn't take much to turn a well coached kickoff return into a hot mess and have free runners to your kickoff returner coming a...

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FirstDown PlayBook Installs: Feb 27-Mar 4

Posted on February 27th, 2018

We are staying the course this week with your FirstDown PlayBook Installs as we are going to continue building and in some cases f...

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5 Man Up Kickoff Returns Added

Posted on February 25th, 2018

This past week FirstDown PlayBook focused on installing kickoff returns that neutralize this kind of dominant player. The emphasis...

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FirstDown PlayBook Installs: February 20-26

Posted on February 20th, 2018

This is not a sprint but a marathon. The great thing for you is it's a marathon full of new football plays three times a week, eac...

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Coaching A Twist To Block Punts

Posted on February 17th, 2018

The biggest mistake that young coaches make when they teach a twist to block punts is that they teach the two rushers to trade gap...

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Do You Ever Kick It Down The Middle?

Posted on February 10th, 2018

How many of you kick it down the middle and why? How many of you would never (at least try to) kick it down the middle of the fiel...

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