This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring Miami University Ohio’s Special Teams Coordinator, Jacob Bronowksi. Coach Bronowski talks about his journey to special teams coordinator, how he adjusts for close games, and how he navigates being a great coach and a great family man. Coach Bronowski is in his first season at Miami (OH) University as the Special Teams coordinator. Coach Bronowski has also had stops at Tennessee, UCF, and Robert Morris. He got his start in coaching in 2017 as a special teams graduate assistant at his alma mater at the University of New Mexico. He played quarterback at UNM (2013) and also spent time as a special teams student assistant with the Lobos in 2014-16 before …
The kick off is the first defensive play of the series and sets the tempo for the entire team. It is also the longest, most physically demanding play in football.
Special teams units have a direct correlation with field position, which leads to points, and in turn wins and losses. Most programs claim to put an emphasis on special teams, but to be successful, it takes more than emphasis. It takes investment.
It is important to understand kickoff return as an offensive play. We are trying to score a touchdown. The attitude of this unit needs to be clearly defined. Our mental approach on kickoff return is the mindset to use aggression to beat aggression.
Your kicker and punter can incorporate visualization and imagery techniques into their everyday routines in many ways. Here are a few.
We feel that special teams are legitimately one‐third of the game and create some of the biggest plays in the game. While all special teams are important, the bedrock is kickoff. We tell our kickoff team that we are the first defensive play of the game or the first play in second half.
You can install this zone punt system in one week or in the middle of a football season and not have a single issue going forward.
Using a simple kickoff return that allows players to block the same cover opponent can lead to great success.
We practice and play in all weather, but when there is a foot of snow, how can specialists improve without risking hypothermia? Here’s how.
A majority of coaches have never played a specialist position and struggle with how best best to prepare their specialists to help the team.
As competitors, we all want to feel like we are contributing to the success of the team, punt return may be an avenue for a player to contribute.
Dick Tomey shares insights into successful leadership expectations including the kicking game at the 1982 AFCA Convention.
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