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Vol II - 2017

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 X's & O's FROM THE VAULT


  • Lee Zip Green 3 — Throwback
  • Jerry Teel Offensive Coordinator, Davenport Assumption, High School, Davenport, Iowa

    DIAGRAM: This is an excellent play to use anywhere in the red zone  and especially on the goal line. It’s a full sprint-out and throwback to the A-back. The offensive line blocks hard to the sprint-out side (B and A’s point of attack). The A-back blocks straight ahead for a 1-count and releases hard to the opposite side on a crossing route. Receiver Y works his way across the field to the

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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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    Five Keys to Team Excellence ? Engineering Your Culture

      Five Keys to Team Excellence ? Engineering Your Culture By Ralph Isernia, Head Football Coach, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I would like to thank AFM for inviting me to share an article with the readers. It is extremely humbling after 27 years of coaching and 8 different teams, someone is asking for advice in building …

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    3-3 Stack with a New Twist (Part II) ? Archives

    By Rick Streif, Head Coach Cathedral High School (IN) The next three positions are what make us different than most 3-3 teams. Our secondary plays a Cover 2 shell. The CBs alignment is based on formation. The CB will split the #1 and #2 receivers at a depth of 7 yards. They are not always …

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    3-3 Stack with a New Twist (Part I) ? Archive

    By Rick Streif, Head Coach Cathedral High School (IN) Nine years ago, we were looking for a way to best use our returning talent. We had been a 4-3 Cover 4 team that had played very aggressively with lots of blitz and an attacking style. The size of our school (1200 co-ed) limited the number …

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    Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 ? Meet the Parents ? Part III

      Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, by Matt Kunz Matt Kunz, a former Notre Dame football player, is currently a business owner, City Councilman, author, and former non-profit president. Kunz is the author of Triumph! An Athlete?s Guide to Winning On and Off the Field, Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, To God and …

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    Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 ? Meet the Parents ? Part II

      Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, by Matt Kunz Matt Kunz, a former Notre Dame football player, is currently a business owner, City Councilman, author, and former non-profit president. Kunz is the author of Triumph! An Athlete?s Guide to Winning On and Off the Field, Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, To God and …

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