VIRTUAL PRO COACH

PRO LEVEL COACH
FIELD GOAL
THE LONG SNAPPER (CENTER)
ASSIGNMENT:
The Long Snapper or Center is going  to typically line up on the ball.  He is going to start the play with the snap of the football to the holder when once he has taken his stance, has his preferred grip and goes at his preference but only after he gets the cadence or the "Ready" set from the holder.  At that point the center will preferably snap an easy to catch spiral to the holder.   The Snapper will then typically, breakdown and use up as much space as he can in the middle of the offensive line to slow the penetration of the defensive rush but not give up space with a drop back or push forward.  In other words, he is trying to hold the position.

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THE HOLDER
ASSIGNMENT:
The Holder is usually, lined up 7+ yards and often 8 yards in the Pro's depending on the Snapper depending on the snappers ball rotation tendencies in order to catch the football laces up.  He is usually at no angle because of the narrowness of the hash marks to the uprights.  His job is typically, to count the players on the field, make any verbal play changes and call out the team to "Set" at which time the Long Snapper will go on his "ready".

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THE KICKER
ASSIGNMENT:
The Kicker is responsible for kicking the ball thru the uprights to score 1pt on an extra point and 2 pts for an offensive play that crosses the goal line at the High School and above level but opposite for youth football levels. Youth Football often offers 2 points for an extra point kicked thru the sticks and 1 point for an offensive play that crosses the line.  This advantage is offered because of the difficulty of the play and to promote the kicking game.  A field Goal is good for 3 points for a field goal at the youth, high school and above levels.

KICK OFF ASSIGNMENT DIFFERENCES:
ONSIDE
DEEP KICK OFF
DIRECTIONAL KICK OFFS
POP UP KICKING OFF:
PUNTING

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KICK OFF TECHNIQUE:
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ONSIDE KICK OFF TECHNIQUE

POP UP KICK OFF:

BLOCKING ASSIGNMENTS
The blocking is often misunderstood.  It's not a pass that requires a drop back and it's not a rush that requires a forward push.  The blocking assignment for all levels on a kick is to hold the line and protect the kickers ball flight line for as long as they can.  This play usually last about 1.2-1.75 seconds.

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