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Gridiron Strategies Oct-Nov 2016  

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  • The Godfather of Offensive Line Coaches
  • POWER PLAY (GAP SCHEME)
  • Grizzlies Tackle Clinic – Head Smart and Head Safe
  • Pass Protection The Cone Drill
  • Moral Coaching: The Value of Preparation
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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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    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

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    Excerpt from ?Pigskin Rapture: Four Days in the Life of Texas Football?

    (The following is from ?Pigskin Rapture: Four Days in the Life of Texas Football? by Mac Engel. This excerpt is the introduction to last year?s high school rivalry between two neighboring towns, Midland and Odessa). Midland-Odessa Before the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Texans, Houston Oilers, or Houston Texans, the roots of football in Texas are in …

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    Book Excerpt: ?The View from the O-Line? ? ? Building Blocks?

    (This excerpt is from ?The View from the O-Line? by Howard Mudd and Richard Lister) Building Blocks Few things tick me off as much as the term skill position. It suggests the only players possessing skill are quarterbacks, receivers, and running backs. What witless jerk coined that label? Had to be someone who didn?t know …

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    Drills for Quarterbacks at All Levels Part II

    II. Warm-up ? Emphasis getting the shoulder and arm loose ? stretching and concentrating on all aspects of the throwing motion and developing accuracy. Set Up:  QB    QB    QB  10 yards distance        QB    QB    QB 1. Bull Pen Pitch ? Play catch with partner. Nice and easy warming the shoulder up, working the hips up and over and over-exaggerating the follow through. …

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    Getting More from Your Training: Split Squats

    Fast to Precise Performance The first phase of an off-season training program is critical; this is when I set up the foundation I use to build the rest of my program from. Often this foundation is with each individual exercise. With all exercises I like to always ask the question, how do I want this …

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    Helpful Drills for Quarterbacks at All Levels

    One of the most useful tools for developing and refining the skills and techniques of a quarterback are properly designed drills. As such, a comprehensive plan for developing a quarterback must include a substantial amount of drill work. With all quarterbacks, consistent repeatable mechanics are vital to success. Like all things, practice makes perfect; thousands …

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     Pass Protection

    The Cone Drill (offensive tackles)

      

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