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Gridiron Strategies Oct-Nov 2014  

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  • Supplementing Your Running Game with Screen Concepts
  • Stopping the Up-Tempo, No-Huddle
  • Defending the Spread Offense
  • Using Quick Circuits to Maximize Individual Time
  • Punt Pressure
  • Kickoff Coverage Drills
  • Using the Clean and Jerk as Your In-Season Workout

     X's & O's FROM THE VAULT

  • FB Crunch, Dive Right Vs. 5-3
  • Leo Sybertz Head Coach, West Roxbury High School, West Roxbury, Mass.

    DIAGRAM: FB Crunch, Dive Right Vs. 5-3. The right offensive guard teams with the center to double-team the nose tackle, then slides off to hit the middle linebacker. The left OG blocks to the middle, then slides off to hit the safety. The right offensive tackle and the HB double-te

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    Supplementing Your Running Game with Screen Concepts

    by Ray La Forte Offensive Coordinator • United States Coast Guard Academy

    The USCG comes into every game with six different screen plays with each one having multiple variations.

    As America’s smallest National Service Academy, our cadets are faced with many daily challenges. We have continued to adapt and adjust our football practices to meet the demanding cadet schedules and rigors. Along with academic schedules routinely set at 20 credits and shorter practices come many obstacles. One obstacle that we have normalized over our 16 seasons is our height and we ...more...


    Packaging Plays Part III Packaging Three Concepts Together

    Rich Hargitt Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator • Ashbrook High School (NC)

    In the previous two articles on packaging plays, we looked at ways to package a pair of concepts together. In this article we are delving into new areas of packaged concepts. We will be looking at packaging three concepts together. The reason that an offensive coach would want to package three concepts together is that it allows the offense to a ...more.

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    Defending the Spread Offense

    Casey Jacobsen Co-Defensive Coordinator • Morningside College

    To defend the spread offense, the first thing you have to do is understand WHAT the offense is trying to accomplish and HOW they are trying to accomplish it. There are three things we talk to our defensive players about in regards to the spread and defense in general – numbers, leverage, and matchups. These concepts apply against all offenses, but are magnified against the spread because of spacing. 

    The spread offense is attem ...more.

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    Punt Pressure

    Michael Cieri Special Teams Coordinator & Defensive Line Coach • Montclair State University

    PART 1. A two Tiered Circuit Drill Program that Fine Tunes the Development of Critical Punt Pressure Skills

    The Red Hawks football program considers special teams to be “The Core” of the football operation. We firmly believe our offense and defense cannot be successful if “The Core“ isn’t at its strongest. Our head coach s ...more.



    Using the Clean and Jerk as Your In-Season Workout

    Tim Tobin Assistant Coach and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tusculum College

    The clean and jerk is the ideal in-season workout and designed to increase explosiveness.

    In our weight room, the clean and jerk is our lift during the season. It builds explosiveness and has shown to keep athletes healthy. The clean primarily works the hamstrings, lattisumus dorsi, biceps, and trapezius muscles. Players learn with this li ...more.


    Using Quick Circuits to Maximize Individual Time

    Mark Reddy Defensive Coordinator • Olivet Nazarene University

    Running, tackling, and turnover circuit drills – if practiced with the proper techniques – will help improve your overall defense.

    One of the biggest challenges coaches face is trying to get everything to fit into their practice plan. It doesn’t seem to matter the length of practice – you always feel like you could use a l ...more.

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    21st Century HS Football?. for old guys like me

    The same article appears at this link and the graphics come through easier: ” A new broom sweeps clean.” I heard Coach Roy Walton from Tates Creek say that several years ago at a clinic. His point was, it is relatively easy to show progress and generate interest in taking over a football program …

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    Playing Coverage in 3rd & Short to Medium Situation and No Cover Zone

      I was really excited to get a couple of questions from my last blog.  Going to use this latest blog entry to answer the questions.  One of the questions deals with the ?No Cover Zone? of five yards or less in coverage.  Why not cover those routes?  The second question deals with coverage calls …

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    Simple Ways To Disguise Your Defensive Front?s Alignment & Assignment

    During this offseason I have spent more time then in the past listening to offensive coaches as opposed to the usual of just going into hear defensive coaches speak.  This has paid real dividends for me hearing offensive coaches talk about their thought process on game day and game planning.  In doing this the biggest thing …

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    Detecting Possible Solutions For QB Throwing Issues

    The following is a basic overview of what potential mechanical issues your QB may be having as it relates to bad balls he may be throwing  (The issue(s) and potential mechanical fixes will be related to a right-handed QB in this blog).  By no means is this the end-all be-all reason for the throwing issues …

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    Recruiting Calendar Progression

    As high school and college coaches approach signing day on Wednesday we are all about to also push play on the next recruiting cycle.  Of course we all know that recruiting never really stops and many of us at both the college and high school levels are already well ahead on the Class of 2017 …

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