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“Kicking-Game Circle Drill” Maximizes Your Valuable Special Teams Time

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© October, 2004

by Jim Bailey
Head Coach Thomas Jefferson High School, San Antonio, Texas

IT’S NOTHING NEW to say that the kicking game is one-third of a football game. And, of course, all coaches know that, most of the big breaks in a game occur during special teams. However, we all seem to have a problem finding the time to work on the special teams skills we need to improve them. Few coaches have the luxury of spending one-third of a week’s practice time working on special teams.

Our program struggled for a way to find time to efficiently work on kicking-game skills. This struggle to get the biggest bang for each minute spent on special teams, led to the development of the Kicking-Game Circle Drill.

We were first exposed to the concept of the Kicking-Game Circle Drill about 20 years ago by Texas high school coach, Ross Rogers (who’s still coaching after 37 years). Time and necessity caused us to incorporate and “blend” Rogers’ drill concepts into our way of doing things.

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