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 […]
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.
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!
The Inside Zone is one of the top offensive schemes in football. This play is so dominant because it can be run from so many different formations and personnel groups.
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 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.
One of the most difficult tasks in football is getting Linebackers to have an effective pass drop. Linebackers, by their nature, are not great pass defenders.
The Power Play is one of the most universal running schemes in football. In order to defend it properly the defense must have all players on their game and completing their jobs.
The Jet Sweep is a difficult play for any defense to defend. The heart of what makes the Jet Sweep so difficult to defend is the play design.
Defensive Coordinators have one of the hardest jobs in football. They must prepare for an offense that can run just about any formation or play out of that formation.
There are 4 things all championship defenses do well. They all pursuit relentlessly to the ball carrier, they are able to beat blocks, they tackle well, and they are able to generate turnovers.
Championship defenses all have one thing in common, they all do a great job of swarming the ball carrier. There is nothing more demoralizing for an offense than having a defense that is absolutely smothering.
There are 5 reasons why you need levels to your defense. Having three distinct levels of defense will allow your players to pursuit to the ball carrier, it will help defend against passing plays, and it will allow you to utilize the different physical skill sets of your players.
In the modern game teams are moving towards more running Quarterbacks. This, combined with the Spread Offense, has led to an increase in the average points scored in games.
The heart of any defense is finding a way to adjust to formations quickly using simple rules. It’s important for a defense to be able to adapt to defend a Wing-T set one week and still be able to turn around and defend a Spread team the next.