KICKOFF RETURN: Sideline Returns

by Roger Holmes
KICKOFF RETURN: Sideline Returns


  • Learn a simple kickoff return scheme that any team can implement
  • Learn common mistakes players make in the return game and learn from a 29-year veteran on how to correct them
  • Learn the correct blocking techniques for your front line so they can execute their blocking assignments.
  • Learn the correct distance between the returners to increase the likelihood for a successful return.

In any evenly matched game, more often than not, a game can be won or lost on special teams.

Kickoff return is your first offensive play, and by keeping alignments & assignments simple, your return team will produce good returns and gain better field position consistently.

Known for his discipline and commitment to fundamentals, Roger Holmes develops teams that consistently finish in the Top 10 in Georgia.  In this presentation, he shares the fundamentals of a successful return. Using both practice and game footage, he teaches the techniques used in his sideline return.

As multiple returns are shown, the 2-time Georgia state champ Coach shows how proper technique impacts the effectiveness of the return team.

Holmes details the personnel requirements for the return team and diagrams his sideline return vs kicks to all parts of the field. 

Discover his slam and reverse returns that's simple to teach and execute, but difficult for the kickoff coverage team to cover. 

Coaches at every level will benefit from this approach to the kick return game. Incorporate these fundamental drills and skills into your special teams this season.

54 minutes. 2020. 



The Coach


Roger Holmes

NATIONAL Wing-T Expert


Coach Holmes has been a Head Football Coach for 29 years–the past 18 years at Dublin High School, Georgia.  He has won 157 games  with 8 Region Championships and 1 State Championship game with the Fighting Irish.   Before coming to Georgia, Coach Holmes  had won 73 games in eleven years at Beech High School, Tennessee.

His overall football record as head coach is 231-108-1.  

STATE COACH OF THE YEAR in bothTennessee (1995) and Georgia (2002 & 2006)
Georgia Athletic Coaches Association COACH-OF-THE-YEAR in 2002, 2005, & 2006.
Georgia Record for most points scored in a regular season in 2005 (549)
Georgia Record for points scored in a full season in 2006 (682).

Coach Holmes has been a National Wing-T Speaker of the Glazier Clinics, speaking at over 20 clinics.

Ratings and Reviews (2)


This is the man to trust for kickoff returns. You quickly understand why Holmes has played for 3 state titles.

Mar 2, 20 01:49 PM

Dale Dunlap

The Kickoff Return Video presented by Coach Roger Holmes is an outstanding resource that combines clear, articulate instruction with practical examples. Coach Holmes excels in breaking down the kickoff return process, using detailed drawings to illustrate each concept and supporting these with real-game video footage. His presentation is both engaging and educational, making it easy for viewers to understand and apply the techniques discussed. The use of video examples is particularly effective, as it helps to visualize how the drawn strategies play out in actual game scenarios. Overall, Coach Holmes provides a thorough and accessible guide to mastering the kickoff return, ideal for coaches and players aiming to improve their Kickoff Return performance.

Jun 19, 24 09:10 AM

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Course Info

Rating: (2)
Caterory: Football/Special Teams
Bookings: 57
Videos: 22