Double Punt: Can You Kick the Ball Twice in Football?

By Coach Martin | Football Rules & Penalties

When offenses stall on third down and are too far away from the opponent’s end zone to try for a touchdown or a field goal, they’ll often punt the ball away to the other team.

Although they give away possession of the football, it’s much better than the alternative — losing possession at the spot where they last held the ball.

The punt gives the offense the chance to pin the other team deep so that they have to march down the length of the field if they want to score.

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singleback formation

Singleback Formation (Coaching Guide With Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Offense

The Singleback Formation is one of the most popular offensive formations in football today.

Teams can use it at all different levels of the game, mainly because of all the different variations coaches can install with it.

This formation is very easy to teach, and there are ways that both run-heavy youth football teams as well as pass-happy professional teams can use it with great success.

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Wide Receiver Guide for Serious Football Players (Tips and Tricks)

What is a Wide Receiver in Football? (WR Position Guide)

By Coach Martin | Football Positions

Wide receiver is often considered a flashy position, and for good reason.

Wide receivers are often known for their boisterous personalities as much as they are for their outstanding football skills.

Truly great wide receivers are more than just pass catchers, though.

They’re dedicated students of the game, and they’re committed to giving 100% on every play — no matter whether they’re the primary passing target, a decoy, or have blocking responsibilities on a running play.

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Up Downs in Football

What are Up Downs in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Drills

Football is a very intense sport — it requires not only a lot of skill, but plenty of physical and mental toughness, as well as endurance.

Coaches will work to build up these skills in all of their players throughout spring practices and training camps before the season starts.

To do this, they will run certain conditioning drills that usually are relegated only for the off-season programs.

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Slot T Offense (Coaching Guide With Images)

By Coach Martin | Football Offense

So many different offensive formations today rely on spreading the personnel out in the field to create mismatches with the defense.

Football nowadays has a lot to with speed, especially at the upper levels of the game where players are uber-talented and super fast.

That being said, there are still some offenses that like to go with bigger packages to give defenses a different look.

This is what the Slot T offense does.

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What is a Lateral Pass in Football? (Full Explanation)

By Coach Martin | Football Basics

When football teams are desperate late in games, chances are you might see players continue to throw the ball around the field in hopes of scoring a miracle touchdown.

Some of the most famous moments in football history played out this way, including the Miracle in Miami as well as the Music City Miracle.

Teams do these laterals in a legal manner downfield, as a way to transfer the ball from one play to another when they’re beyond the line of scrimmage.

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