Special Team Drills with Zach Opsalby IHSFCA Illinois High School Football Coaches Association
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 a good field position for their offense in addition to giving the opposing team the worst possible field position.
For any team, there should be separate drills for each kick-off coverage and punt team as well as the punt return and kickoff return teams. Beginning with footwork, strategy, and execution.
In this course, Coach Zach Opsal talks about special teams' philosophy and how field position scoring charts can help produce effective outcomes. He breaks down the drills he implements into his practices to help guide and develop his special team's players. Everything from kick-off coverage to kick-off returns is covered here.
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Zach Opsal | Northwestern University | Special Teams Quality Control
As a graduate assistant at Northern Illinois, Coach Opsal assisted in weekly special teams breakdowns, scouting reports, and scout teamwork. He also coached the kickers, punters, and long snappers as well as worked with the tight ends. During his time at Northern Illinois, the Huskies compiled a three-year record of 35-7 with two MAC Championships and appearances in the 2012 Go Daddy Bowl, the 2013 Orange Bowl, and the 2013 Poinsettia Bowl.