with J.T. Curtis, John Curtis Christian School (LA) Head Coach, 2006 USA Today National HS Coach of the Year; 21 State HS Football titles.
The punt game is on display in this DVD presented by legendary high school coach, J.T. Curtis. The "Five S's" form the foundation of winning special teams play. They are split, stance, set, strike and sprint. The center's first responsibility is to deliver the ball to the punter with perfect timing. Protection in this case is secondary. The center is given a zone to protect rather than a man so he can focus on the snap. The tackle and guard use a jump technique, jumping and hitting their man high. This technique eliminates the twist. The wider the end rusher gets, the more vertically set the wing gets. In Blue protection, all assignments are simply flipped to the opposite side. The Load call is used when the fifth man has any piece of the center. In high school, the 6-2 look is countered by the defense and their Man 33 Call. Another alignment is White Protection, demonstrated by Coach Curtis on the field with his players. When coaching the gunners, the split, shake, sprint, and stack techniques must be mastered. Little things are required during several drills, shown by Curtis.
58 minutes. 2007.