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A successful field goal or extra point is crucial to the success of our team. Our goal is to be 100% on extra point attempts and 100% on all field goal attempts from inside the 25 yard line. To do this all eleven members of the FG PRO team must execute his job. We will spend quite a bit of time during the year perfecting this aspect of the kicking game. The center will set the huddle while the kicker is picking out his placement spot. The huddle will be set approximately four to five yards off the LOS. When the ball is in the Middle of the field the huddle will be set to the right. When the ball is on the hash the huddle will be set in the middle of the field. The holder will step in the huddle and make the call. EXAMPLES: “Extra Point” or “overload Right, Kick and Cover.” The holder will then say, “READY” and everyone will clap there hands and say “BREAK.” When they break the huddle they will jog to the LOS. HOLDER You are just as responsible for a successful kick as the kicker. After the kicker has told you that he is ready for the placement, alert the team by calling “set”. Before making the call check to see that all the linemen are set. Hold hands forward to accept the snap. When receiving the ball handle it cleanly and place it quickly and precisely at the spot determined by the kicker. The holder is the quarterback of the PAT and FIELDGOAL teams and have the following responsibilities: A. Check to make sure that there are 11 men on the field. B. Make the Huddle call. C. Know our time-out rules. 1. The holder is the only person that can call a time-out.

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2. Never use a time-out on an extra point, we will take a delay of game penalty. 3. If the field goal attempt is inside the 15 yard line we will not use a time-out. We will take the delay of game penalty. 4. On field goal attempts outside the 15 yard line we WILL use a time out. CENTER: Take a comfortable stance, setting feet so that you have a good base that you can work from. The other linemen will set their feet according to your stance. Make the perfect snap when you are ready anytime after the holder says, “set” and has put his hands forward to accept the snap. Hold the middle firm and do not allow yourself to be pulled. Remember, set means that the holder is ready for the snap, pause and snap when your ready. GUARDS: 3” split between your inside foot and the inside foot of the center. Your toes should be aligned on the heel of the center. Stance will be a 2 point stance, with weight on the outside foot. Key the ball, do not react to the defensive players movement. On movement of the ball, jab step inward with the inside foot, stepping behind the outside foot of the center. Always keep your outside foot planted. Stay square, punch with hands and seal the inside gap. Make yourself “BIG”. TACKLES: 3” split between your inside foot and the outside foot of the Guard. Your toes should be aligned on the heel of the Guard. Stance will be a 2 point stance, with weight on the outside foot. Key the ball, do not react to the defensive players movement. On movement of the ball, jab step inward with the inside foot, stepping behind the foot of the Guard. Always keep your outside foot planted. Stay square, punch with hands and seal the inside gap. Make yourself “BIG”. ENDS: 3” split between your inside foot and the Outside foot of the Tackle. Your toes should be aligned on the heel of the Tackle. Stance will be a 2 point stance, with weight on the outside foot. Key the ball, do not react to the defensive players movement. On movement of the ball, jab step inward with the inside foot, stepping behind the outside foot of the Tackle. Always keep your outside foot planted. Stay square, punch with hands and seal the inside gap. Make yourself “BIG”. UPBACKS: Line up with your inside foot 4 to 6 inches outside the outside foot of the end and about 12 inches behind the
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heel of your end facing outward at a 45 degree angle. You will not be able to see the ball, so your key will be the outside hip of the end. When it moves, step down to protect the inside gap. Try to place your head on the outside hip of the end. You must keep your outside foot planted so that you do not shorten the corner. Do not react to the defensive players movement. Worry more about the inside rush. If the ball is blocked from an outside rusher, the kick took too long! KICKER: Set your placement spot at 7 yards behind the ball. There will be an exception and that is when the ball is on the hash or within one yard of the hash and we have called an “overload” alignment. The placement spot will be one yard inside the hash or behind the guard when the ball is just snapped from inside the hash. Tell the holder when you are ready, make the perfect kick. CONCENTRATE AND RELAX!!! Copyright © 2000 [The Special Teams Web Page]. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or distributed in ANY form by means, or stored in a database or retrieval system, without prior written permission from Bill Shackelford. Revised: November 22, 2000 .

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