Follow Us on Twitter       
Get 4 FREE coaching Reports
No Thanks

Gridiron Strategies Jun-Jul 2016  

© Copyright 2016
Gridiron Strategies
  • Point-Counterpoint: The Blitz – How to Defend it vs. How to Make it as Efficient as Possible
  • How to Keep your Players Safe and Injury Free
  • Lombardi: The Lombardi You Thought You Knew

     X's & O's FROM THE VAULT

  • Spread Right, Slam 26 Zone
  • Paul Janson Junior Varsity Football Coach, Pine City High School, Pine City, Minn.

    DIAGRAM 1: Spread Right, 26 Slam Zone (A). The QB hands the ball off deep to the TB, who aims toward the outside hip of the offensive tackle and reads the block. Normal zone blocking rules apply, except that the inside slot back will crack back on the LB and the OG looks to lead up the hole after being bumped by the center. The TB should be abe to get to either the perimeter or cut up an alley.

    MORE X's & O'smore




    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...


    Packaging Plays Part III Packaging Three Concepts Together

    Rich Hargitt Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator • Ashbrook High School (NC)

    In the previous two articles on packaging plays, we looked at ways to package a pair of concepts together. In this article we are delving into new areas of packaged concepts. We will be looking at packaging three concepts together. The reason that an offensive coach would want to package three concepts together is that it allows the offense to a ...more.

    Order GS Coaching Reports Now!




    Danny White Defensive Coordinator Madison Ridge Academy (MS)

    Fundamentals can be taught in three steps.


    The Leader in Football Education




    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.



    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.


    Using Quick Circuits to Maximize Individual Time

    Mark Reddy Defensive Coordinator • Olivet Nazarene University

    Running, tackling, and turnover circuit drills – if practiced with the proper techniques – will help improve your overall defense.

    One of the biggest challenges coaches face is trying to get everything to fit into their practice plan. It doesn’t seem to matter the length of practice – you always feel like you could use a l ...more.

    MORE X's & O's more

    When I Was Your Age

    By John Scanlan WHACK! Just like that, our new head football coach hit me in the facemask with his clipboard. It was during August two-a-days in the summer of 1974. In an attempt to motivate the scout team defense to perform better against his number one offense, he had delivered the clipboard?s downward blow to …

    Continue reading »

    Saban: The Making of a Coach

    Nick  Saban is  considered the  most   enigmatic person  in  the  world of college football.. His skills have resulted in packed stadiums, a consistently winning program at the highest level, countless NFL draft picks and four national championships. Saban: The Making of a Coach, by Monte  Burke,  is  an  in-depth  look  at this both  influential  and  …

    Continue reading »

    Qualities ? Including the Intangibles ? Needed To Be a Successful Quarterback

    The one person most responsible for an effective offensive attack is the quarterback. He is an integral and important part of the offense and his ability alone will often make the difference between a good attack and a great one. The quarterback should have outstanding athletic ability, be superbly coordinated, mentally alert and physically strong. …

    Continue reading »

    Freshman Development ? Analyze, Apply, Adapt (Part II)

    By Bryan Miller, Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach United States Naval Academy Below is an example of my Analyze, Apply, and Adapt training template. It is a general overview of some of the physical categories that freshmen football players typically display (this is a general list, not in any specific order and not all inclusive): …

    Continue reading »

    Beyond the Scoreboard: What Football Means to Me ? Win or Lose

    The mention of love in society generally conjures visions of hearts and flowers, creating a Disney-like mental picture of romantic relationships. The masculinity and machismo often associated with the gridiron does not immediately surface in this affectionate imagery. Still, love certainly permeates throughout the personal connections and bonds formed during pigskin participation. While traditional correspondence …

    Continue reading »

    Home |  Magazine |  Back Issues |  Shopping |  Subscribe |  Contact

    Girdiron Strategies
    P.O. Box 14007
    North Palm Beach, FL 33407

    1-800-537-4271 option 4

    Copyright 2016, Gridiron Strategies
    a division of
    AFM Media, LLC.
    All Rights Reserved.