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Vol II - 2017

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 X's & O's FROM THE VAULT


  • Wisconsin Weak Right, 3 Shuffle, 521 Rip Sail
  • Matthew Fischer Defensive Coordinator, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.

    This is a good play to use anywhere between your own 10 yard line and your opponent’s 15. We shift receiver Y over and spread receiver’s X and Z while 3 shuffles. The offensive line blocks man with the center going right (rip).On the snap, the QB executes a 5-step drop and checks off toward X to throw off the DBs. The QB then reads his receivers in a progression of Z, Y and 3, with 3 being

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    DrillsFEATURE ARTICLES

    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...





    DrillsOFFENSE

    POWER PLAY (GAP SCHEME)

    Chennis Berry Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach Southern University

    POWER PLAY (GAP SCHEME)


    By Chennis Berry, Offensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach

    Southern University


    When we ...more.


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    DrillsDEFENSE

    DEFENSIVE LINE FUNDAMENTALS

    Danny White Defensive Coordinator Madison Ridge Academy (MS)

    Fundamentals can be taught in three steps.

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    DrillsSPECIAL TEAMS

    PUNT PRESSURE

    Michael Cieri Special Teams Coordinator and D-Line Coach Montblair State College

    A Two-Tiered Circuit Drill Program That Fine Tunes the Development of Critical Punt Pressure Skills


    Once the introductory circuit has taught the players the essential techniques and the coaching staff has evaluated the skill level, tier two is utilized. These drills are more advanced and will concentrate on combining the k ...more.



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    DrillsSTRENGTH & CONDITIONING

    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.




    DrillsDRILLS

    Pass Protection The Cone Drill

    Jim Hanifan former NFL Offensive Line Coach



     Pass Protection The Cone Drill (offensive tackles)    ...more.




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    The Ultimate Guide to (Almost every) Offensive Football Formation!

          The Ultimate Guide to (Almost every) Offensive Football Formation!    Ultimate Guide Series #1    By:  Andrew C. Brown    Copyright: 2017 Andrew C. Brown    No part of this book in whole or part may be reproduced without expressed written consent by the author.  This book is dedicated to my wife Melissa, …

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    Speed Sweep Left Reverse Right Pass



    The Ultimate Guide to (Almost Every) Defensive Formation and their Basic Schemes!

      Football Forms for the Winning Coach Instant Digital Download On Sale Now 30% OFF 304 pages, including 134 Football Coaching Forms This one-of-a-kind digital book contains forms and checklists for every one of your practice-, game- and program-management needs — including organizational tools you’ve never even thought about! A total of 20 chapters in …

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    Building Winning Special Teams with Core Principles ? Part V

      Building Winning Special Teams with Core Principles ? Part V By Mike Cieri, Defensive Line and Special Teams Coordinator Montclair State University The final special team the will be addressed is our punt team. There are two core principles.that we will discuss. Core principle one is centered on a man blocking scheme. We are …

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    Building Winning Special Teams with Core Principles ? Part IV

      Building Winning Special Teams with Core Principles ? Part IV By Mike Cieri, Defensive Line and Special Teams Coordinator Montclair State University The Shock Hold ?up drill is based on the type of blocking we will be seeing and technique we will use to delay the coverage downfield. The blocks we encounter during the …

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