Close  |  Print
© February, 2003
Special Teamís Drills To Work Several Tasks At Once

by Brian Kopecky
Special Teams Coach, Lyons Township High School, La Grange, Ill.

MAKING TIME FOR your special teams during practice is critical to success. Since practice time is precious and limited, all of our special-team drills are efficient, designed to work multiple tasks simultaneously and are run at game speed.

To get quality special teamís work in, we work our kicking game into our other practice segments. If weíre working on our red-zone offense from the 20-yard line and with a third-and-six situation and if the offense doesnít get the first down, weíll have our field-goal unit quickly attempt a field goal. A coach times the field-goal unit with a stopwatch and makes sure that the unit gets onto the field within the proper timeframe.

When your players are performing a special teamís drill, itís very important to have several coaches watching the drill. We have a saying, ďIf you try to watch everything, youíll end up seeing nothing.Ē Thereís just too much going on in one special-team drill for one coach to properly assess performance.

Assign one coach to stric ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
Subscribe today!

   User Name    Password 
Password Help
Current Subscriber first time here? Click Here to set up your password.
Subscribe now to start receiving Gridiron Strategies magazine PLUS get INSTANT unlimited access to over 10 years of back issues including over 800 articles and 2000 diagrams ONLY available at Subscribe Now

Subscribe online or call 800-537-4271 and get your password today!

Girdiron Strategies
P.O. Box 14007
North Palm Beach, FL 33407

1-800-527-4271 option 4

Copyright 2021, Gridiron Strategies
a division of
AFM Media, LLC.
All Rights Reserved.