Coach: Roger Holmes

KICKOFF RETURN: Sideline Returns


Learn a simple kickoff return scheme that any team can implement. Learn common mistakes players make in the return game and learn from a 29-year veteran on how to correct them.

In any evenly matched game, more often than not, a game can be won or lost on special teams. Kickoff return is your first offensive play, and by keeping alignments & assignments simple, your return team will produce good returns and gain better field position consistently. Known for his discipline and commitment to fundamentals, Roger Holmes develops teams that consistently finish in the Top 10 in Georgia.  In this presentation, he shares the fundamentals of a successful return. Using both practice and game footage, he teaches the techniques used in his sideline return. As multiple returns are shown, the 2-time Georgia state champ Coach shows how proper technique impacts the effectiveness of the return team. Holmes details the personnel requirements for the return team and diagrams his sideline return vs kicks to all parts of the field. Discover his slam and reverse returns that are simple to teach and execute, but difficult for the kickoff coverage team to cover. Coaches at every level will benefit from this approach to the kick return game. Incorporate these fundamental drills and skills into your special teams this season. 54 minutes. 2020.

1. What's in this Course
2. Kickoff Return Philosophy
3. Scouting Report Information Sheet
4. Kickoff Opponent Spray Chart
5. Dublin Kickoff Return & Alignment
6. Identify Safeties & Determine Count
7. Coaching the Tackles and Tight Ends
8. Blocking # 1 Return Side
9. Blocking # 3,4,5,6 Play Side
10. Backside Blocking
11. What Happens When Ball is Kicked in Opposite Corner
12. Returners On Kickoff Return
13. Slow Roller to Play side FB
14. GAME FILM- Kickoff Returns
15. GAME FILM- Kicking from the Hash
16. GAME FILM- KO Team Does Not Stay In Lanes
17. Slam Return
18. Reverse Return
19. Hands Team
20. Adjusting Onside to new NFHS Rules
21 Hands Team Alignment
22 GAME FILM- Hands Team
23 Conclusion

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