Special Teams

Teach Tapes with Steve Hauser (Week 9): Walking the Field – Open Field First and Ten

Steve Hauser continues his “walk down the field,” this week focusing on how game plans, play calling, practice plans, and individual periods are built around the base situation of open field first and ten.

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Teach Tapes with Steve Hauser (Week 8): Walking the Field – Backed Up

This week on Teach Tapes, we begin a “walk down the field,” highlighting situations that occur in all field positions and the techniques showcased in each area, starting with the backed-up area of the field.

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Teach Tapes with Steve Hauser (Week 7): Training Penalties out of Your Players

Coach Hauser identifies the techniques required for avoiding penalties and finding the little edges necessary to win games decided by smaller and smaller margins.

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Teach Tapes with Steve Hauser (Week 5): Explosive Runs and the Similarities Between All Phases of the Game

On this latest installment of our Teach Tapes series, Coach Hauser reviews explosive plays, how they take shape, when they don’t, and the related coaching points connecting the run game to special teams returns and defense to coverage units.

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Teach Tapes with Steve Hauser (Week 3): How to Find and Create Opportunity

On this week’s iteration of Teach Tapes, we review Week 2 of the college football season and sprinkle in some thoughts on the NFL and high school football as well.

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Figure It Out with Mike Westhoff, Retired NFL Special Teams Coach

The former coach at the Colts, Dolphins, Jets, and Saints, shares lessons from his 32 NFL seasons, diving into the influence of Don Shula, how to make the game safer, and why creativity matters.

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Teach Tapes with Steve Hauser (Week 2): Take Care of Technique

Coach Hauser offers tips and drills for improvement after a week that saw plenty of teachable special teams moments, including 26 blocked punts and 23 blocked or missed kicks.

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Teach Tapes with Steve Hauser (Week 0): Last-Minute Prep for the Season

In the first installment of the Teach Tapes series on Coach and Coordinator Podcast, Coach Hauser focuses on the preparation and transition from camp to the regular season for special teams.

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