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Vol II - 2017

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 X's & O's FROM THE VAULT


  • 146/147 Power Pass
  • Lee Weber Head Football Coach, Plainville High School, Plainville, Kan.

    DIAGRAM: The QB must fake the play called, lose ground to at least 8 yards and break contain to the side opposite the fake. He must be ready to throw hot to the FB in the flat. He must get his head around to check contain.The back must sell the power play and protect the edge. The right TE

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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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    Defense: Pursuing the Ball for Takeaways and Scores (Part I)

    Defense: Pursuing the Ball for Takeaways and Scores (Part I) By Will Pluff, Defensive Coordinator/secondary Coach Utica College Scoring on defense not only changes the momentum of a game but can also impact the outcome. Winning the turnover battle is a key component to victory and defensive coordinators all over the country constantly work to …

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    Why Use the No-Huddle Offense?

    Why Use the No-Huddle Offense? By Walt Kruegel, Offensive Coordinator James City Jaguars Over the many years that I have coached from Pop Warner to High School, one of the most important things that I have realized is that opposing football teams are not in the proper condition to prepare for a No-Huddle team. Running …

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    Ankle Sprain: Revisiting a Common Injury (Part II)

      Ankle Sprain: Revisiting a Common Injury (Part II) By Bryan Dorrel, Associate Professor Tarleton State University The Healing Process: Following an ankle sprain, the human body takes extraordinary steps to heal itself. The healing process can be viewed as occurring in three distinct phases, each unique and important. This inflammatory process is characterized by …

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    Ankle Sprain: Revisiting a Common Injury (Part I)

      Ankle Sprain: Revisiting a Common Injury (Part I) By Bryan Dorrel, Associate Professor Tarleton State University An ankle sprain is defined as a rip, stretch or tear of connective tissues holding the foot to the lower leg. Connective tissues are structures that hold or bind the body together and include ligaments, tendons, fascia, cartilage, …

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    Rev-Up Your ?Jet? Motion Offense with Explosive Play-Action Passes (Part II)

    Rev-Up Your “Jet” Motion Offense with Explosive Play-Action Passes (Part II) By Joe Austin, Head Football Coach, Southwestern University Jet Motion Play Calls: Our menu of play-action passes incorporating ?jet? motion fall into one of three families. We don?t necessarily pass from all three families each week. That being said we certainly enter every game …

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