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Gridiron Strategies Apr-May 2014  

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  • POINT-COUNTERPOINTTWO POINT CONVERSION STRATEGIES
  • Next Man Up
  • Developing the High School Quarterback
  • BE AS GOOD AS YOU CAN BE Part II
  • Packaging Plays Part I Introduction to Packaging
  • CONVERTING ON THIRD DOWN: KEEPING YOUR OFFENSE ON THE FIELD
  • The Double Gun System A Unique Combination of the Double Wing and Shotgun Formations
  • NEXT MAN UP: Portland States Rite of Passage
  • CREATING TURNOVERS
  • TWO SIMPLE PUNT BLOCK/RETURN DRILLS
  • MORE ISSUESmore

     X's & O's FROM THE VAULT


  • Right 4, 31 Counter
  • Nick McGrain Head Football Coach, Shawnee Mission North High School, Overland Park, Kan.

    DIAGRAM: This is a great play to disguise running to the outside zone or running a stretch play.This play is part of a number system for formations that most coaches use. The formation shown is a Right 4. The strength of the formation is to the right and the No. 4 tells the ful

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    DrillsFEATURE ARTICLES

    POINT-COUNTERPOINTTWO POINT CONVERSION STRATEGIES

    by JohnAllen Snyder • Assistant Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach • Phoenixville High School (PA)

    Two-point conversions and their effectiveness are not often talked about. Offensive coaches always have a few plays reserved for the right time when the decision is made to “go for two”. With teams like Oregon going for two much more often than going for one, coach’s have to take this part of the game very seriously.

    Gridiron Strategies has brought together two coaches, one offensive and one defensive, to go head-to-head on the philosophy, strategy and psychology of the two-point conve ...more...





    DrillsOFFENSE

    Developing the High School Quarterback

    Gene Suhr Retired College and High School Coach

    Proper techniques – from having the correct grip to managing footwork during passing drops – can improve
    the mechanics of your quarterback.


    There is an old coaching adage that “you can’t change a throwing motion.” A QB can either throw or he can’t. Many coaches pass the ball when ...more.


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    DrillsDEFENSE

    CREATING TURNOVERS

    Lance Heron Defensive Coordinator Clarence Fulton High School • Vernon, British Columbia

    Here are two drills specifically designed to help your team cause a turnover.

    There is no faster method for changing the momentum of a football game than a turnover.  A winning team turns the ball over much less than a losing one. There are several drills which a coach can use to help their defense create turnovers during games.

    Defensive Backs

    Coaches need to teach their defensive backs to catch the ball at its highes ...more.

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    DrillsSPECIAL TEAMS

    TWO SIMPLE PUNT BLOCK/RETURN DRILLS

    Mark Theophel Defensive Backs Coach • Hartwick College

    The Pin Drill and the Half-Line Rush Drill can help increase the odds of your special teams unit successfully blocking a punt.

    A punt block/return team that is well-coached in their technique can be the catalyst for game-changing plays and provide consistently great field position throughout games. This special teams unit can be the most d ...more.



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    DrillsSTRENGTH & CONDITIONING

    Building a Strength Program From the Ground Up "A Work in Progress"

    Scott Safe FootballPower.net

    I’ve been a strength coach, weight equipment entrepreneur and speaker for 30 years now, and I consistently get told by high school coaches, “I can never have a strength program like yours”. Well, the following story is about a real time “work in progress” at Randolph High School in Randolph, Minnesota, and football/strength coach Aaron Soule. Ra ...more.




    DrillsDRILLS

    The Stick Tackle Drill for Defensive Backs

    Gavin Fitts Defensive Backs and Special Teams Coach Framingham State University

    I got this drill from our Defensive Coordinator, Jeff Moore, a 2012 finalist for the Division III football.com’s Coordinator of the Year. His defense has led us to a .759 winning percentage since his arrival in 2011. While he is always on the forefront with regard to defensive scheme and philosophy, he is also a big believer in drill mastery and ...more.





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    Hanging Tough in Tough Times

    We either have experienced it or will experience it at one or more times as a coach. Anticipation of a successful season is suddenly tempered by key injuries, a tough schedule, and coming up short in the “battle of inches”. This set of circumstances is a real opportunity to find out about ourselves as individuals …

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    Commentary: California Ready to Chase the Dollar

     In a world where money talks and participation trophies are becoming the norm, high school football state championships appear to be the next frontier for those that believe everyone is a winner and every revenue stream should be tapped until it runs dry.     The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) is considering a proposal to expand …

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    Putting Together and Practicing a Game Plan

    The season has reached the point where you?ve been able to see plenty of film on opponents and you know what they will do against certain formations and in certain situations. Of course, the opponent knows the same things about you. With rivalry games ahead or playoffs starting, now is a time to get the …

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    Running a Better Team Session by Hindering the DL to Have More Players Make Plays in Team Sessions

    By Ned Panfile   We often have trouble with our ‘look squad’ blocking our defensive linemen during our team defense session. No matter how much we tell the D-line to back off, we can’t get a view about how well other people make plays. We often do two different things to better the view during …

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    Power Play

    This play looks like our triple play at first yet turns out to be a very different beast altogether! The key blocks are the B-back must kick out that DE and the Backside OG pulls into the B-gap and blocks the first wrong colored jersey. The ball carrier must slide just inside that KO block …

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