[PODCAST] Special teams guru Bobby April talks about importance of communication

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 9/10/2018

Bobby April in his former NFL coaching position of special teams coordinator for the New York Jets.

Photo via newsday.com


Keith and guest host former NFL coach Charlie Coiner had the opportunity to interview Coach Bobby April. April is known in the coaching world as a special teams guru, coaching on all levels from NFL, college and high school. The coaches talk about the importance of special teams and how it impacts the game. April harped on the importance of communication for the coaches and for everyone to be moving in the same direction and how that process should be involved heavily throughout the week, so it can translate to the game. Coach April emphasized how important a head coach’s involvement with special teams can be for a team on all levels.


Show Notes

00:40 Bobby April intro

03:45 Bobby April bio

06:35 Gameday organization

07:30 Giving guys responsibility

09:00 Working the dots system

11:42 Special teams transition

14:50 Everybody moving in the same direction

17:22 Head coach special teams relationship

21:25 Being on the same ship

22:30 Communication

27:50 Playing starters on special teams

28:40 Coach April’s formula

30:30 Discussing with the head coach

31:35 Coming back to communication

34:15 Head Coach and special teams synonymous

35:20 Practicing special teams transition

37:30 Providing resources


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