This is the entire special teams line-up from the 2021 Lauren's First and Goal Clinic, and these coaches left no stone unturned in coaching up every unit on special teams. Whether you are looking to shore up your punt protection, get better coverage on kicks, create explosive returns or change the game with a blocked punt, these coaches shared their organization, schemes, techniques, and drills to help you make you special teams special in 2022.
Special Team Fundamentals
Special Teams serve an important role in a football team. They have the responsibility to set both the offense and defense up by winning field position. Both offensive and defensive players have their separate roles on special team units. It is their duty to maintain good field position for their offense in addition to giving the opposing team the worst possible field position, thus making it harder for them to score. Special teams performance, and especially punt performance can highly impact team success.
What are the fundamental drills?
They are the root foundation of effective special team players. It's the basics executed with a better understanding. For any team there should be separate drills for each kick off coverage and punt teams as well as the punt return and kickoff return teams. Beginning with footwork, strategy and execution, fundamental drills such as the Stick-dip-replace can elevate a player's effectiveness. Drills as such help players get off the line, stick the defender, dip on the seams and replace the defender behind him, giving you an opportunity to make an impactful play.
If you’re ready to elevate your special teams, this is what you’ve been looking for. Introducing Notre Dames’ Special Teams Coordinator Brian Polian!
**FUNDAMENTAL DRILLS FOR SPECIAL TEAMS**
Coach Polian's focus in this course is covering punts and kicks, and he shares the drills that they use to prepare the Fighting Irish like the bully drill, slingshot, blender drill, spread the net, and more. He illustrates the drills in practice and shows the techniques being used on game film.
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Coach Pete Lembo is respected around the country as one of the most knowledgable and successful special teams coaches at the college level. In this clinic he shares his keys for effective special organization including fundamentals and drills to win on special teams.
In this course, Special Teams Coordinator/Rovers Coach Tony Thompsom of Stonybrook University dives into punt protection and coverage. Included are
Coach Reinbolt is respected across the game as one of the most knowledgeable technicians. He studies and develops new techniques all of the time. In this course, he demonstrates three fundamental tackling techniques that can develop and elevate your special teams. He shares an inside view of drills he implements in practice.
In the course, Special Teams Coordinator and Outside Linebackers Coach Jovan Dewitt goes in depth on the drills, concepts, and fundamentals that his special teams use on gamedays.
In this course, coach Sean Saturnio goes in depth on the drills and techniques his Army West Point team used in his last 7 seasons to make Army the #1 punt block team in the country.
In this course, Coach Thomas Sheffield teaches how to be effective in the punt return. He demonstrates the drills and techniques necessary to be a great punt return unit by showing examples and game film. Coach Sheffield educates us on the penalty beaters, how to use the high wall, and avoiding blindside blocks. Everything you need to become a great punt return team is right here!
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USF Special Teams Coordinator, Dan Daprato, reveals how coaches and programs implement trainings and techniques to create affective special teams.
Coach Svoboda teaches the fundamentals of covering kickoffs and punts. He explains thoroughly the who, what, how. As well as different punt coverages and punt drills. This course is a must have to create a high grade special team.
Head Coach Tony Coaxum goes into great detail about Special Team Philosophy and Fundamentals that he has found to be successful. For his program, the special teams are the
“Tip of the Spear.”
Coach Justin Stovall of Columbia University teaches us his philosophy, plays, and execution of the Colombia kickoff return. He breaks down each block and illustrates both proper execution and poor technique to teach what makes a successful kick return.
In this course, Special Teams Coordinator Brian Mason dives into his punt block fundamentals and schemes, including
Gap by Gap Drills & Techniques
Punt Block vs Zone Blocking
& Punt Return Coverages