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Vol I - 2017

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 X's & O's FROM THE VAULT


  • Pro Right “Winner” (End-Of-Half, End-Of-Game Play)
  • Kevin Weigand Scout Team Coach, Ida S. Baker High School, Cape Coral, Fla.

    DIAGRAM: This play is designed for use at the end of a half or game-ending situation and is used primarily against a 4-3 Cover-2 alignment. The objective is to score on a deep pass play or gain a lot of yards (40+ or more) in one quick strike and to put the offense in field-goal range or get closer to the goal line. The assumption is that the defensive coverage (LBs and secondary) will loosen u

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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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    Goal Line Bunch Concept

    Goal Line Bunch Concept By Jeff Hancock, Offensive Coordinator McMurry University If you run some Bunch Formation concepts, you may want to consider incorporating this play at the goal line (7-yard line to the 4-yard line). This is a very good concept for any 2 high safety looks (including man under). The back side of …

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    High School Parents ? It?s Not All Their Fault

    High School Parents – It?s Not All Their Fault By Tom Flynn My name is Tom Flynn and I am a recent Hall of Fame Inductee to the Palm Beach County Florida Sports Hall of Fame; a former member of the 1977 National Championship Notre Dame Football Team; a Free Agent Rookie, 1 of 86, …

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    Up Tempo Offense: No Huddle

    Up Tempo Offense: No Huddle By Kristian Johnson, Assistant Coach Tyler Junior College Twitter: fb_coachjohnson We’re going to take a break from the three part RPO series, and talk about something that plays a direct part into making the RPO offense as deadly as it is. Today’s topic is the No Huddle offense. We see …

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    Coach Kalb on Using Technology to Practice Fast

    How do you practice fast? Make sure your Scouts keep up! Whether you play at a hair-on-fire pace or simply like to get the most reps out of a practice period, nothing drives offensive coordinator nuts like waiting on the scout defense to huddle up, look at a card, re-look at the card, and get …

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    Defensive Strategy and Drills ? Part II

    Defensive Strategy and Drills ? Part II By Benjamin Martin, Defensive Coordinator, Linebackers Coach Colorado Mesa University Because we ran the same coverages out of the 3-4 look as we did out of our 4-3 look, I started a new drill in the middle of the season with the linebackers that proved very beneficial to …

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