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1 Installing Punt Return and Block Teams
Special Teams Play Installing Punt Return and Block Teams James Vint Iowa Wesleyan College Special 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 Teams Individual Period, Group Period, Team Period Keep Things Simple-Don’t try to install too much, do what you install well. Coach Up The Pride Aspect

3 Unit Goals 23 Yard Net Change of Possession 8.5 Yards Per Return
No Penalties! One Game Changing Play One Block Per Two Block Calls

4 Personnel Jammers- Must be your best, most physical stalk blockers with great feet Dogs- Must be able to contain on fake and get pressure on punter Tackles and Ends- Must be able to play off blocks and get pressure on punter-Must be able to stand up offensive lineman Mac- Must be able to play fake and get back set the wedge Safety-Must be able to read fake and cover hash to hash and be a great blocker Return- Must be able to catch the football and find the crease

5 While 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 plays Even if you have good backups keep one or two starters in the game.

6 Jamming Techniques Rule 1-Don’t give up the inside
Rule 2- Must Keep From Getting a free release Align 1 x 1 with inside leverage Power step inside and then punch Keep your shoulders back on your punch Sit low and block with your feet Keep a wide base Drills: Punch and Move, Fit and Drive, Fit and Recover, Back Turn Drill, First Step Drill

7 Dog Techniques Align on the LOS 3 Yards Outside Slot
Attack The outside shoulder of the slot and make sure the ball is kicked On the return side, attack and drive DO NOT GIVE UP ON YOUR BlOCK Once the ball is kicked peel down the call side and seal inside

8 Return Techniques See the ball off the foot
CATCH EVERYTHING! Don’t let the ball hit the ground On a bad punt, circle behind the ball and play shortstop Catch and field the ball moving forward Only signal a fair catch when absolutely necessary Elbows in, pinkie’s together Catch the Punt out from the body

9 Installation Procedures
Install Base Return First Work each player in an individual period Work a group period with the Safety and the Mac Keep things simple- Return Right, Return Left, and Middle Return Go Over Special Situations and Rules

10 Return Right The right side will block down and keep the protector from releasing The backside will rush the punt and peel down the call side NO ROUGHING PENALTIES Make sure the ball is kicked Keep hands inside

11 Return Left The Left side will block down and keep the protector from releasing The backside will rush the punt and peel down the call side NO ROUGHING PENALTIES Make sure the ball is kicked Keep hands inside

12 Return Right R S C C M H E T T E $

13 Return Middle We will MAN UP on our middle return
Defensive Line Will Fan Out Mac Will Drop 5 Yards and Attack LS Stud Will Lead Return Man Into Middle Dogs Will Make Sure The Ball Is Kicked Return Man Goes Up The Chute Great vs. Wide Lane Pursuit

14 Safe Punt Used from your own 30 to midfield
Line up in your base defense Make sure everyone understands their base assignments Make Sure All Fakes Our Covered Go Over Alignment Rules vs. Spread Punts Don’t Let The Fake Happen Man up when the ball is kicked.

15 Special Situations Opponent Pinning You Opponent Pinned 3rd Down Kick
Quick Kick All Out Block Set Up Big Return

16 Punt 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 line Change Your Block Each Week Teach Your Players How To Block Kick NO FUMBLES If no return, tell return man to fair catch. If the ball is kicked away, run away

17 Punt Block Illustrated
$ E T T E H J J R M S This is our 83 Block- We are bringing 8 and playing 3 soft zones to protect against a fake.

18 Punt Block Described Left DT-2 Tech, Slam A Gap and Draw LS
Right DT-2 Tech, Slam B Gap Ends- 5 Tech, Attack IS Shoulder of Slot Dogs-Wide Rush, Attack OS Shoulder of Slot Return -Pre Snap adjust to IS shoulder of left slot at 4 yards, Rush Left B Gap Safety- Pre Snap adjust to 30 Tech on right side- Rush Right A Gap Mac- Show Blitz, then drop 12 yards to check fake Jammers- Bail and Play Cover 2 with man concepts

19 Punt Block Illustrated
$ E T T E H J J M S R This 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.

20 Game Planning For Your Punt Return Team
Opponent Punter- How Far? Punt Formation, Protection, Weakness Punt Team Coverage Scheme, Lanes Fakes Run Special Formations (Spread, Rugby, Tight) Personnel- Do they change personnel for fake or coverage?

21 REMEMBER Use talent on special teams
Give special teams time to prepare Prepare your kids for special situations Keep your punt return and block schemes simple Give your kids a chance to be successful Put them into the best positions possible

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