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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


  • Drive
  • Alan Fiddler Football Coach, Glenville State College, Glenville, W. Va.

    DIAGRAM: This is a five-step pass route with a pre-snap read to the right side with one wide receiver. If that WR is being single-covered, then it is a “yes” read and the quarterback throws the speed route on time to the WR. If the WR is double-covered, then it is a “no” read

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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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    Friends Who Make You Better

    Friday night, Jan. 4, 2013: Yesterday was a tough day. I got an email in the morning from my good friend, Coach Leon Hart, that he was going to retire as the head football coach at Ashland Blazer. He was letting me know before his team knew and before the news got out because of …

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    A Legendary Kansas High School Coach

    Bill Freeman was a legendary high school football coach. One of the most successful football coaches in Kansas history, Freeman had an overall record of 242-81-3 over a 36-year career. Now 83, Freeman suffers from Alzheimer?s and is living in a nursing home in his home town of Burlington, Kansas.   In October, Bill Freeman …

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    100 Yards of Memories

    Retired coach Ed McQuary recently published a book reflecting on his 47 years as a coach. In those seasons, he won over 330 games, was Oregon Coach of the Year and won a big school state championship. His proudest accomplishment is when ex-players meet him with a hug and a ?Hi, Coach.? This excerpt is …

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    Get Your #2 Quarterback Ready

    Most high schools are nearing the midpoint of the season. Most likely, only a small percentage of those teams have given their second quarterback meaningful work. Part of our problem is in our mentality as coaches. We grow to trust and rely on our starter to the point that our second team quarterback becomes a …

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    Having An Athletic QB: Move the Launch Point

    If you have an athletic QB, one of the best ways to stress the defense is to move your QB?s launch point. We try and move our launch point several times a game. This prevents the defense from targeting one point in their pass rush. There is always the issue of containment. In addition, moving …

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