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POINT-COUNTERPOINT - The Zone Read How to Run it vs. How to Defend itDavid Purdum
A one second stare-down between the quarterback and C-gap defender can make or break your zone read game. How are you coaching that one-on-one matchup?
The zone read has evolved from niche to staple. New wrinkles both offensive and defensive are popping up each fall. Old Dominion offensive coordinator Brian Scotts zone read scheme features smoke and bubble screens on the perimeter. Fresno City College defensive coordinator Rick Scheidt has gone back to triple option principals to try to slow down the zone read.
Split-Flow and ISO Two-Back Run SchemeL. D. Green Sr. Offensive Line Coach Trinity University (TX)
You can confuse any defense by implementing this scheme.
Our basic philosophy in our running game is to give the defense two or three different formations and vary our blocking schemes with a mixture of gap, zone, and man with multiple personnel groups. This has enabled us to become a very balanced offensive team ...more.
Agility DrillsDr. Michael Yessis President Sports Training, Inc.
There are both positives and negatives in practicing drills with ladders, hurdles, and cones.
Agility drills are very popular in football training. They are used for improving the ability to change direction while in motion. This ability, which is the definition of sports agility, is a very important ingredient for success. For example, a ...more.
White Left 31 Sweep PassChris Booth Head Coach, Peterstown Middle School, Peterstown, W.Va.QB ThrowbackDave Loebach Assistant Coach, St. Joseph High School, St. Joseph, Mich.Belly PassTom Barbieri Football Coach, Dexter High School, Dexter, Mich.Midline LeadTom Buhring Offensive Coordinator, McGill-Toolen Catholic, Mobile, Ala.PAT Or Field-Goal Fake Walk OffDave Loebach Defensive Coordinator, Covert High School, St. Joseph, Mich.
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Defensive Pursuit DrillsJoel Dettwiler Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Long time UW-La Crosse Defensive Coordinator Roland Christensen preached the 3 Ps for many years to his defensive players: pride, poise, and pursuit. We still hold these three things in very high regard. Playing defense at UW-La Crosse is a privilege and the ability and attitude to pursue relentlessly is a requirement to play defense.
Getting Started Pursuit Fundamentals
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HOYA Special Forces - Having an Identity For Your Special Teams UnitsKevin Doherty Defensive Backs and Special Teams Coach Georgetown University
Complementary special teams units must work together to maximize their potential.
How do you improve special teams without changing the amount of time you commit to it in practice and meetings? The best answers to tough questions are generally very simple. Here are our answers:
#1 - Create an identity t ...more.
DEVELOPING A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAMFred Eaves Strength and Conditioning Coach Battle Ground Academy (TN)
Summer is the most critical time of the year to develop speed, strength, and explosiveness.
Designing a summer strength and conditioning program for your players is the focus of every high school coach in America this time of year. The summer program is the most critical time of year for developing speed, strength, and explosiveness. Condi ...more.