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1Installing Punt Return and Block Teams Special Teams PlayInstalling Punt Return and Block TeamsJames VintIowa Wesleyan CollegeSpecial Teams Change Games!This power point is protected by copyright laws of the United States. Any unauthorized reproduction of this power point without the expressed written consent of James Vint is strictly prohibited.
2“To Be Successful You Must Give Your Special Teams Time Three A Days- One Practice Dedicated to Special TeamsIndividual Period, Group Period, Team PeriodKeep Things Simple-Don’t try to install too much, do what you install well.Coach Up The Pride Aspect
3Unit Goals 23 Yard Net Change of Possession 8.5 Yards Per Return No Penalties!One Game Changing PlayOne Block Per Two Block Calls
4PersonnelJammers- Must be your best, most physical stalk blockers with great feetDogs- Must be able to contain on fake and get pressure on punterTackles and Ends- Must be able to play off blocks and get pressure on punter-Must be able to stand up offensive linemanMac- Must be able to play fake and get back set the wedgeSafety-Must be able to read fake and cover hash to hash and be a great blockerReturn- Must be able to catch the football and find the crease
5While This Is A Great Time To Get Kids Experience, You Must Use athletes On Special Teams How many times have you had a backup miss a tackle or a block on special teams?Use backups when they are legitimately good enough to make playsEven if you have good backups keep one or two starters in the game.
6Jamming Techniques Rule 1-Don’t give up the inside Rule 2- Must Keep From Getting a free releaseAlign 1 x 1 with inside leveragePower step inside and then punchKeep your shoulders back on your punchSit low and block with your feetKeep a wide baseDrills: Punch and Move, Fit and Drive, Fit and Recover, Back Turn Drill, First Step Drill
7Dog Techniques Align on the LOS 3 Yards Outside Slot Attack The outside shoulder of the slot and make sure the ball is kickedOn the return side, attack and driveDO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR BlOCKOnce the ball is kicked peel down the call side and seal inside
8Return Techniques See the ball off the foot CATCH EVERYTHING! Don’t let the ball hit the groundOn a bad punt, circle behind the ball and play shortstopCatch and field the ball moving forwardOnly signal a fair catch when absolutely necessaryElbows in, pinkie’s togetherCatch the Punt out from the body
9Installation Procedures Install Base Return FirstWork each player in an individual periodWork a group period with the Safety and the MacKeep things simple- Return Right, Return Left, and Middle ReturnGo Over Special Situations and Rules
10Return RightThe right side will block down and keep the protector from releasingThe backside will rush the punt and peel down the call sideNO ROUGHING PENALTIESMake sure the ball is kickedKeep hands inside
11Return LeftThe Left side will block down and keep the protector from releasingThe backside will rush the punt and peel down the call sideNO ROUGHING PENALTIESMake sure the ball is kickedKeep hands inside
13Return Middle We will MAN UP on our middle return Defensive Line Will Fan OutMac Will Drop 5 Yards and Attack LSStud Will Lead Return Man Into MiddleDogs Will Make Sure The Ball Is KickedReturn Man Goes Up The ChuteGreat vs. Wide Lane Pursuit
14Safe Punt Used from your own 30 to midfield Line up in your base defenseMake sure everyone understands their base assignmentsMake Sure All Fakes Our CoveredGo Over Alignment Rules vs. Spread PuntsDon’t Let The Fake HappenMan up when the ball is kicked.
15Special Situations Opponent Pinning You Opponent Pinned 3rd Down Kick Quick KickAll Out BlockSet Up Big Return
16Punt Block Looking to get 7, 8, and 9 men into the block phases Must assign players to cover the fake if used outside your opponents 40 yard lineChange Your Block Each WeekTeach Your Players How To Block KickNO FUMBLESIf no return, tell return man to fair catch.If the ball is kicked away, run away
17Punt Block Illustrated $ETTEHJJRMSThis is our 83 Block- We are bringing 8 and playing 3 soft zones to protect against a fake.
18Punt Block Described Left DT-2 Tech, Slam A Gap and Draw LS Right DT-2 Tech, Slam B GapEnds- 5 Tech, Attack IS Shoulder of SlotDogs-Wide Rush, Attack OS Shoulder of SlotReturn -Pre Snap adjust to IS shoulder of left slot at 4 yards, Rush Left B GapSafety- Pre Snap adjust to 30 Tech on right side- Rush Right A GapMac- Show Blitz, then drop 12 yards to check fakeJammers- Bail and Play Cover 2 with man concepts
19Punt Block Illustrated $ETTEHJJMSRThis is our 61 Block- We are bringing 6 and playing 3 soft zones to protect against a fake. The Stud, the Sam, and the two jammers play man. The returner is free. We are bringing 4 from one side. We can exchange who is man and who is coming.
20Game Planning For Your Punt Return Team Opponent Punter- How Far?Punt Formation, Protection, WeaknessPunt Team Coverage Scheme, LanesFakes RunSpecial Formations (Spread, Rugby, Tight)Personnel- Do they change personnel for fake or coverage?
21REMEMBER Use talent on special teams Give special teams time to preparePrepare your kids for special situationsKeep your punt return and block schemes simpleGive your kids a chance to be successfulPut them into the best positions possible