Podcast Week 3: Bobby April-Game Day Special Teams Management
By FirstDown PlayBook on Sep 10, 2018

There is so much that is made of the amount of time that a coaching staff does and does not devote to special teams these days that often times one aspect that can still be overlooked as you go into the season is the game day management.

Week three of  USA Football’s Coach & Coordinator “The Game Plan” podcast brought to you by Keith Grabowski welcomes two time NFL Special Teams coach of the year Bobby April. Coach April has an extensive background that includes experience at the high school and college levels before making his mark at the NFL level.

Keith and Charlie Coiner pick Coach April’s brain about how he prepares during the week but also how he manages game day organization, including communication between the head coach and the three coordinators after the ball is kicked off. Coach April has also provided us with a very simple, easy to read personnel chart that details how personnel is best used for every position on the football field.

So sit back, listen, learn and enjoy as one of the all time special teams coaches shares his experiences and how they just might help you as you are navigating the first half of this 2018 football season!




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