KICKOFF RETURN RULES TO KNOW
Once a kickoff travels
a free ball and belongs to the team that recovers
Kickoffs are made at the 30 yard line. The restraining line for the return team
10 yards away atthe 40 yard line.
Blocking below the waist
A fair catch can be used by the return team on kickoffs.
A ball recovered
the end zone by the coverage team (opponent)
a touchdown, whether or notwe touched the ball.6. Should a kickoff go om of bounds before the goal line, we start our drive 30 yards from the spot ofthe kickoff or where the ball went out of bounds.7. Should the return team touch the ball before it travels 10 yards, it
a free ball and belongs to theteam that recovers
KICKOFF RETURN PRINCIPLES:
1 Focus on the football thru the kicker. Expect an onside kick and never start to retreat before theball
kicked.2. Since we can not block below the waist
any time, proper position and proper angles areimperative.
3. Maintain leverage and take advantage of your assignments momentum when you block. Use yourintelligence.4. The deep safety will make
call to the Halfbacks to communicate fielding
Get on and down the ball any time it rolls into the end zone.6. Once a return man leaves the end zone with possession of the football, he can not return to downthe ball.
Our first goal
avoid a catastrophe and our second goal
to return past the 30 yard line
8. Treat a kickoff return
the first offensive play of the series. Never give less than
Catch all kickoffs ... don't allow the ball to hit the ground.
Always practice receiving kickoffs as if
were game day.
conscious of wind conditions.
Maintain your poise at
times ... especially vs. squib kicks ... play shortstop and look forthat high bounce to receive the ball.
Think and practice sound fundamentals ... by game day they will
Use good judgment whether or not to run out a kick that has been caught
the end zone.10. Evenyone
study your blocking assignments
film. Mentally, enVisionyourself performing perfectly.