3 Fast Paced KO Coverage Drills

Jan 22, 2015 | Kickoff Coverage, Special Teams

By James Vint

Offensive Coordinator

Seminole High School (TX)


3 Drill Kickoff Circuit

The following set of drills is set up with 3 quick stations that Vint calls the “Rodeo Circuit” and includes a tackling drill, gauntlet drill, and angle or pursuit drill.  These drills are used every day during 2 a days and then less frequently once the season begins.  Note that these are three of over 75 drills that are in our complete Special Teams Drill Special Report.  To view the rest, click here.

Drill #1:  Shimmy Tackle

This simple drill focuses on a full body open field tackling technique that can be applied in multiple special teams situations as well as defense. 

Concept / Coaching Points:  This is a simple 1 on 1 tackling drill using stationary ball carriers.  Stress shimmying into position, bending at the knees not the waist, punching arms upward through the ball carriers armpits, and running their legs through the tackle.