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Vol I - 2017

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 X's & O's FROM THE VAULT


  • The Spacing Concept
  • Reggie Barlow Quarterbacks Coach, Alabama State University

    The spacing concept play is a staple in our offense.  This concept allows you to isolate your ‘go-to receiver’.  If the defense gives you single high man or zone, you can work the backside receiver on a hitch, slant, quick out or a fade.  The reason we like this concept is because you have a man or zone concept built in.  If a team gives you two high then you work the spacin

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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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    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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    All 4 One Wide Receiver Drill

    Last week of special pricing on No Huddle No Mercy System All 4 One Wide Receiver Drill By Toryeon Hester, Wide Receivers Coach Shaw University I always tell my guys, it is easy for wide receivers to run routes when the defender is playing a couple of yards off. The challenge comes when the defender …

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    Getting More from Your Training: Training for the Point of Contact

      By Nick Pinkelman, Owner and Athletics Performance Director Fast to Precise Performance Nick@ f2pperfomance.com Most football plays are won and lost at the point of contact. Being able to over-power your opponent in an instant is a key for a football player being successful. It doesn?t matter whether it?s an offensive player driving the …

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    Monthly Q&A with Hall of Fame Coach Lou Holtz

    SUPER SPRING SPECIAL ON THE LEGENDARY AIR RAID SYSTEM    Once a month, legendary football coach Lou Holtz will respond to your questions. This month the question is from Bob Korenic, an assistant coach at Lowellville High School in Ohio. Question: ?I?ve been an assistant coach at a small school that has struggled over the …

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    Beyond The Scoreboard ? Hold the Mayo

    Beyond The Scoreboard Hold the Mayo By Eddie Fields, Teacher and Coach Space Coast High School, Cocoa, FL I love cheeseburgers?irrationally love the things. The best one I ever had came from a Mexican joint in Fayetteville, North Carolina. When I show up to a restaurant, I don?t even look at the menu. I order …

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    Inside Veer: How Adding a TE Gives You an Advantage on the Defense (Part II)

    Inside Veer: How Adding a TE Gives You and Advantage on the Defense (Part II) By Payton Haynes, Offensive Coordinator, Luther College 3-4 Defense ? Adding TE to the playside Adding a TE to the playside of the formation against a 3-4 or an odd front defense can give you an extra blocker to help …

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