Blocking | Special Teams

Kick Return Blocking – Youth Football Special Teams

Our youth football special teams kick return blocking is not that great.  We did better this year by assigning players to block but we can do better.  We missed many blocks and one that hurt us in our final play off game last season.  After reading Coaching Offensive Linemen by Dave Christensen and James Peterson,…

Special Teams

Kick Off Coverage

Close games are won by field position and the kicking game.  On a Kick Off you can influence the field position by a great kick and coverage or recovering a fumble.  I particularly like the latter.  The key to special teams and the kick off is practice, practice, and more practice of special teams.   The most successful special…

Special Teams

Coaching Youth Football – Special Teams

Special Teams is a game breaker in youth football.  Most pee wee teams do not practice Special Teams the needed amount of time, and they pay the consequences in the game.   Plus, a lot of youth teams, place a high number of minimum play players (MPPs) on their Special Team units.  Not enough practice time and…