Teaching your punt and kickoff coverage units the proper habits leads to critical special teams fundamentals. The Hard-Turn Drill reinforces all the key aspects of coverage that keep your players in their lanes and taking proper pursuit angles.
All players, whether they are offense, defense or special teams, need to be taught how to recover a fumble because the football may be jarred loose during any phase of the game.
The placekick is crucial to success and often determines the final outcome of the game.
This defense is called when the position of the ball and game circumstances make it unlikely that the kicking team will truly kick.
At Wyoming, we look for a prospective punter who has, first of all, good coordination, timing, quickness and the ability to have body explosion and follow through, plus the willingness to work and perfect the necessary fundamentals.
In the final installment of our five-part series with Kevin Kelley, we explore some of the side effects and overlooked nuances affiliated with usuing Pulaski Academy’s style of play. (Part 5 of 5)
Kevin Kelley envisioned a world in which he could implement strategies that would pair his statistically superior no-punting system to his explosive spread offense – and then bolster both tactics even more by providing his team with more offensive possessions per game. (Part 4 of 5)
When Kevin Kelley took over as head coach at Pulaski Academy, one of the first moves he made was to implement a no-punt system that he had been studying extensively for quite a while. As a never-before-seen system at the high-school level, you can imagine, many-an-eyebrow was raised among those watching the private school in Little Rock, Ark. (Part 3 of 5)
Check out the following tips to help your kicker improve on kickoffs.
The 2014 Heisman Trophy winner, Mariota led the nation in passing efficiency (186.3) and “points responsible for” with 318 on the season. Wright led the nation in tackles for loss (28), was third in sacks (14) and fifth in total tackles (153).
The punting team is one of the most important in the game of football. The head coach always sets the priorities for the punt team. When the head coach takes an active part in the punt team, the entire team with understand the importance of this special team.
After seeing the real benefits and statistical success that Pulaski Academy gained from not punting the football, Kelley began dissecting other aspects of his program to see where he could make a similar impact. Kickoffs fell under the microscope next. (Part 2 of 5)