[Podcast] How to Save an Endangered Species - The Kickoff

By Keith Grabowski | Posted 6/27/2019

On this episode of the Coach and Coordinator podcast, host Keith Grabowski shares his thoughts about the kickoff and return game. We go into a deep thought process about where the kickoff is in respect to the history of the game and where it could potentially be going in the future. Additionally, Grabowski shares his most successful kickoff return play and how to practice it.

 0:45 General thoughts on the kickoff

3:00 Traditional views of the kickoff and how it’s changed over time

4:27 What a NFL Coach had to say about special teams

5:50 Setting up personnel  

10:20 Why field position is so important

11:35 Five main points for KOR thought process

12:50 Alignments

14:41 Assignments

18:45 Technique

25:22 Practice

32:00 Summary and final thoughts

33:55 Connect with USA Football


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