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