Football 101 | Chapter 7 | Special Teams

Football 101 | Chapter 7 | Special Teams
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the special teams segment at the
football team is further divided in to 6 separate group of 11 players with specialists within each group
the six major groupings are the kickoff team the kickoff return
team the punt team the punt return team the PAT field goal team and the PAT
field-goal defense team each group will have a specialist for that
particular phase at the kicking game special teams are used to try to score PAT field goal or to change possession
of the ball and field position punt or kickoff the
kickoff team will be used at the start of each half and following a score by lining
up across the field the specialist for the kickoff team will
be the kicker whose job it is to position the ball for
the kick line up correctly to make the kick and to kick the ball downfield the other
10 players are responsible for staying behind the kicker until the ball is kicked then running
down the field in tackling any opponent who tries to return the kick the kickoff return team will line up on
the field when the opponent is kicking off the players can be lined up in various
locations on the field based on the return being used by the
team the specialist on the kickoff return team will be the two players lined up deep
down the field whose job it is to catch the kick and returned the ball as far as possible
the returner not making the catch will serve as a blocker the other nine
players on the kickoff return team will block for the player returning the
kick the punt team will be used to usually on
fourth down when the offense has failed to gain the
necessary 10 yards for a first down putting the ball causes a change of
possession and field position the punt team has two
specialist the long snapper Center whose job it is
to snap the ball back to the punter and the punter whose job it is to line
up correctly to make the point to catch the snap from the center and to
punt the ball down the field after the snap and the punt both
specialist become active in tackling the opposing punt returner the other nine players lined up and
block the opposing players until the punt is made and then run down the field to tackle
the opposing punt returner the punt return team will line up on the
field when the opponent is putting the players can be lined up
in various locations on the field based on the return being used by the
team the specialist on the punt return team
will be the two players lined up deep down the field whose job it is to
catch the punt and returned the ball as far as possible the returner not making the catch will
serve as a blocker the other nine players on the punt
return team will force the punter to make the punt
and then block for the player returning the kick the PAT point after touchdown and field goal
team will line up on the field when one team is trying to kick the ball from a
hold between the goal posts and over the
crossbar to score points there are three specialists on the PAT field goal team the short snapper Center whose job it is
to snap the ball back to the holder and then block the holder who must catch
the snap and place the ball on the kicking tee
correctly the kicker whose job it is to line up correctly to
make the kick to signal the holder that he is ready and them to make the kick the other eight
players have the responsibility to block the opposing players until the
kick is made the PAT field goal defense team will line up anytime the opposition is
trying to score by kicking a PAT or field goal a
majority of players will be assigned to rush the kicker through assigned gaps and try to block
the kick certain players may have the
responsibility to defend against any fake kick where the other team runs or passes

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