One of the more popular drills for defensive linemen to show off their athletic ability is called “Running the Hoop.” This is a simple drill that applies to linemen at all levels.
One thing that all coaches, players and parents can agree on is no one wants to have a practice where there are lots of kids standing around. Kids standing around at practice are not getting better at football and normally are not having fun.
These 5 Concepts apply to coaches and players. Always remember that your team’s attitude, body language, and overall vibe is a reflection of how they are being coached.
By Ross Maddalon (Assistant Coach, Cinnaminson High School – formerly the OC at Old Bridge HS and Nottingham HS, NJ) Having coached the triple option for over 11 years, I have seen many different ways teams have tried to stop it. Here are three things teams have done in the past that have given us […]
The Fire Man Blitz out of the 4-3 Defense is a simple blitz that we like against spread offenses. This blitz has the defensive linemen slant inside and the (M) blitz off of the edge.
The Crossfire Blitz out of the 3-4 under defense is a great way to take away the strength of the offense’s formation. This blitz is easy to install, but very difficult for the offense to block.
The Strong Safety Blitz out of the 3-3 Stack Defense is designed to attack the offense from the wide side of the field. You can also execute this blitz to the strong side of the offense’s formation.
Cross Blitz out of the 4-3 Defense | Under Front The Cross blitz out of the 4-3 Defense is easy to install and it works very well on the youth football level. Since youth football consist mostly of runs, this blitz is designed to defend against off-tackle and outside plays.
The 4-3 Defense allows you to be multiple and it also allows you to implement several different kinds of blitzes. There are several different types of coverages that can be implemented as well.
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This Zone Blitz out of the 3-5-3 Stack Defense is a low-risk, high-reward blitz. Personally, I am not as aggressive as I probably should be as far as blitzing goes.
As the Spread Offense continues to move across the country and create an impact at all levels defensive coordinators are forced to stop it. In order to truly understand how to stop the Spread Offense you must understand that everything in the Spread stems from the Four Verticals passing concept.
The Rip Move is a great way to deal with a blocker while still maintaining your responsibility. The key to the Rip Move is the timing of the move and the overall physicality of the player.
Here is an excellent linebacker drill that focuses on read and react techniques and conditioning.
The Sideline Drill is a great drill that combines change of direction with tackling to help players maximize their time. Players tend to love the drill because it adds some competition and is very easy to have fun with.