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kickoff/kickoff return
« on: May 27, 2010, 11:44:32 AM »
my head coach informed me that he may be delegating kickoff and kickoff return to me if he cant find someone to coach special teams.  This is in addition to my rb/db duties.  Question:  If you had to reccommned a source for all the aspects of kick off/ kick return what would you reccommend?  coverage, return, kicking, onside kick etc..

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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 01:13:53 PM »
my head coach informed me that he may be delegating kickoff and kickoff return to me if he cant find someone to coach special teams.  This is in addition to my rb/db duties.  Question:  If you had to reccommned a source for all the aspects of kick off/ kick return what would you reccommend?  coverage, return, kicking, onside kick etc..

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http://fastandfuriousfootball.com/specialteams/Florida%20State%20Special%20Teams.pdf

http://fastandfuriousfootball.com/specialteams/University%20of%20Miami%20special%20teams.pdf
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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2010, 12:44:04 PM »
During your research, make sure to figure out what your opponents do.  There's no sense in practicing the mind-melting-KOR if every team in your league onside kicks every KO. 

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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2010, 07:40:11 PM »
Got ya.   I dont think that will be the case, but I get your point.

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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2010, 08:29:44 PM »
Coachnick...... sounds like you and I are in pretty much the same situation......  Those two playbooks from Bill are great.  Also, if you'll be teaching kicking/punting, I can recommend the two Kohl DVD's.  I got them this weekend and they are excellent.

If you come across any good info, let me know and I'll do the same.

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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2010, 02:23:24 PM »
feel like burning the dvs and mailing them to me? ::)

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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2010, 04:02:21 PM »
my head coach informed me that he may be delegating kickoff and kickoff return to me if he cant find someone to coach special teams.  This is in addition to my rb/db duties.  Question:  If you had to reccommned a source for all the aspects of kick off/ kick return what would you reccommend?  coverage, return, kicking, onside kick etc..
I know what your going through I do have the task of special teams as well as new offense and helping with new defense so i could use all the help anyone can offer

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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2010, 12:16:00 AM »
kick return is like your offense duh! but have you ran a play from your offensive set during kick return probably not:

       T        G        C        G       T        TE

        te               qb                   wb

              wb                  fb

Now i used a DW set bc thats what Nick likes ;-), nick draw up power... everyones rules just like if they were on the los pretty neat though huh? no one needs learn anything new

kick off i like putting the ball on the hash, put the 4 best defenders in the boundary, put the 4 best pursuit defenders on the outside in the  field, best 2 wall breakers to finish the equation, kick the ball down the sideline and close the gate with your field side wall

thats just how i do things
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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2010, 09:36:42 AM »
We onside kick every kickoff.  We line it up at on the hash and kick across the field.  We are looking for either a high bouncer or, preferrably, we kick right at one of the lineman.  We have two kids assigned to hit that guy and two guys coming in behind to recover.  Everyone else closes around the ball in case they catch it or recover.  We get about 1 per game.  When we don't get it, they usually have the ball around the 45, which is about where they end up when we used to kick deep to their stud.

In the playoffs last year, we won the toss and deferred.  After two onside kicks, we were up 16-0.  After that they moved everyone up.  We pooched it over the front line and ran it down.  Recovered on their 25.  24-0 in the first quarter.  It was never a game after that.  I highly recommend you perfect the onside kick.  It is a game changer.

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Re: kickoff/kickoff return
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2010, 07:32:06 PM »
I also onside every kickoff, unless we're grossly ahead. What I'm going to do this year is mix it up a little. The kicker will have five of our players on each side, he'll be in the middle of the field. There will be on kid just inside of each hash, and one kid who is splitting the has and the side line. The fifth guy is the kicker. These players will be the structure of the kick off. On the kick off they'll run in a straight line, doing a fast paced jog. They're usually the better players. Dotted in between them will be runners. These guy are just going to sprint to where ever the ball is kicked.

The kicker is going to pick a defender who doesn't look like he wants to catch the ball, then he's going to either kick a line drive or a pop fly in the direction of that player. He let's our team know who he picked by holding up his hand. If the player he picked is on his right, he holds up his right hand, on the left, his left hand. Then he holds up the number corresponding to the areas he's kicking. So if it's right and toward the hash, maybe that's our 3rd player on that side. So he holds up his right hand and three fingers. Then when we start to run, the runners angle toward the spot where it's going.

I think Texas did something similar last year, but they were able to get it to go 30 yards in the air, I only hope for 10 so I don't get a whistle.