The past season I coached our 8th grade team and we went 10-0 and won our league championship. We were first in the league in scoring and first in our league in points allowed on defense.
When you go to break down a future opponent there are a variety of different things that you can look at as you prepare your game plan. Regardless of your style of offense, there are a few basic things that stay consistent as you are evaluating future opponents.
Defense’s for the longest time have always set the front to the Tight End and with a four-man front that sent our 3 technique to the Tight End. Some coordinators swapped weak and strong defenders and even rotate secondary based on strength.
Since coaching defense, I have had the opportunity to coach many different schemes including the 3-4, 3-3, 4-4, 4-2-5, and I have come to conclusion that was brought up by Kirby Smith you are either an ODD or OVER. Do not get caught up in the name and work on your structure of your defense.
Defensive football has become more of a challenge over time and this is seen on every level of football from youth to the pros. The challenge of a defensive coordinator is how do you get your players to play fast, play aggressive, and play against every offense that you could possibly see with keeping your […]
The Wide Tackle 6-2 Defense is a great defense for youth football. It gives you a strong 8-man box which will help you shutdown the run.
Playing cornerback is difficult, there’s no doubt about it. It is a position where you need confident kids that are also a great athletes.
Zone blitzing is something that I feel isn’t utilized very much on the youth football level. It’s a very underrated and under-utilized coverage/ blitz scheme.
We’re a defense that plays Cover 3 as our base coverage. There aren’t many teams on the youth football level that run zone coverage, but we are one of the few teams that do run zone and do it with consistent success.
There are several different slants and stunts that can be implemented to generate blocking confusion and put pressure on the offensive line. Below are our favorite ones!
Here’s a look at our Storm Blitz out of the 4-2-5 defense. This blitz is execute from the wide side of the field.
If you follow these 5 principles you will control the line of scrimmage and when you control the line of scrimmage you control the entire game! These are techniques that you need to commit practice time too.
Tackle Rings have become one of the hot teaching tools in the football coaching profession. While they can be a great tool, it’s important that you know how to use them correctly so that your team can get the most out of them.
The Overload Blitz sends more defenders than the offense has can block. This overload attacks the off-tackle and edge of the offense.
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