KICKING GAME SCOUTING CHECKLIST

PUNT RETURN I. Where Kicker Places Ball. 2. Can We Block The Punt (What Block)? 3. Who Must We Hold Up To Get A Return? 4. Fake Or Special Plays. PUNT I. What Type Of Return Do They Use? 2. What Type Of Block Do They Use? 3. Who Not To Punt To. 4. SpecialReturn Or Reverse. KICKOFF COVERAGE I. Return Used (Any Special). 2. Who Not To Kick To. 3. Best Type Of Kick And Coverage Coordination. KICKOFF I. Return To Use (Vs. Coverage). 2. Who Must We Block? 3. Ready For UnusualType Of Kick. EXTRA POINT BLOCK I. Can We Block It? 2. What Type Of Block To Use. 3. Do They Do Anything Special? EXTRA POINT I. Type Of Rush Used. 2. Who Must We Block? 3. Any Special Blocks.

Complete Kicking Game Checklist and Reminders

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COMPLETE KICKING GAME CHECKLIST AND REMINDERS PUNTERS I. Time punter and snap. 2. Time - Hang time. 3. Punting out of bounds. 4. Poocher. S. Punt snap (work on) low-high-to both sides. 6. Punt from end zone (practice). Don't step on end line. 7. What to do on a bad snap on 3rd down - on 4th down. 8. Punting out of end zone on 3rd and 4th down (bad snap). 9. When to take a safety on a bad snap. 10. What to do versus ten-man rush - Free man rushing. II. Develop 2-step punters. PUNT RECEIVERS I. Handlingpunts - pick ballup as it leaves punter's foot - watch to see if ball turns over. 2. Don't let the ball hit the ground - 17 yards average loss. 3. Handling a sliced punt - if you can't handle it, peter the ball. 4. Up backs will handle short punts - align wide enough to catch sliced punts. S. Fair catch rule (all facets). 6. Peter the ball(inside 10-yardlineor a short punt). 7. Peter ball at end of game or half-time or in inclement weather. 8. Versus quick kicks,automatic return Rt. 9. Standingon 10-yardline and punt going over your head simulate fair catch - go through receiving motions - be an actor but do not block. This may cause the punt coverage to pull up and allow the ball to go in the end zone. 10. Catch punts - with defenders distracting you.

PUNT RETURNS I. Work versus a punter so we are conscious of forcing punter to kick on rhythm. Know average distance of punt. 2. Average 10 yards a return. Make a Ist down. ONSIDE KICK I. Goal: Kick at least one onside kick each game. 2. Make sure to use two safeties when covering onside kick. DEFENSE KICKING GAME I. K.O. Coverage and Returns. 2. Punt Returns, Punt Rushes and Safe Punt. (a) Drill for Punt Block. 3. Extra Point and Field Goal Defense. (a) Fake. (b) Two-Point Try. (c) Rush from right, left, or wide side of field. 4. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Down Punt Defense. S. Quick Kick Return. (a) Automatic Left or Right. (b) Safety play deep on quick kicking team. 6. Handling blocked punts behind the line of scrimmage. (a) Ist, 2nd, 3rd Down. (b) 4th Down. 7. Handling deflected kicks that cross line of scrimmage. 8. Onside Kick, Squib Kick. (a) Coverage. (b) Return. 9. Time opponent's punter in pre-game warm-ups in scouting and before our game. Also get distance and hang time. 10. Emphasize"5 Don'ts" of kickinggame (punt). (a) Don't be offside. (b) Don't rough kicker. (c) Don't block below the waist. (d) Don't clip. (e) Don't let ball hit the ground.

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