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Improve Your Defense By Grading Player Performances

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© December, 2002

by Hank Schrader
Former Defensive Coordinator, Bellevue High School, Bellevue, Wash.

ALL GOOD COACHES want to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of their defense. While most coaches correct their players after games, a better way to evaluate their performance is to grade them while watching game films.

Grading is an advanced technique that will enhance your players� ability to play better football. Used properly, it could provide new insights into how well your players are actually playing.

Time-Consuming Process
The problem with grading players by evaluating game film is that it takes time. For one coach to grade an entire defensive game of 50 plays, grading all 11 of his defensive players, means that he�ll be watching the game film 550 times. This a ...The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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