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.
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.
Last month we had our first ever international youth football camp in Vienna, Austria. We focused on the very basic techniques and broke the kids up by position.
This past season we made it to the semi-finals of the playoffs. We played great defense at times, but we also played bad defense at times.
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.
Defensive linemen, especially tackles, start every play in the worst position on the field. They do not know when the ball will be snapped, they can be hit by multiple different players in a variety of ways, and they have to make a play on the ball right away.
One of the most important parts of playing defensive line is the ability to get off the ball and win the initial contact with the offensive lineman. Regardless of the scheme, line play comes down to a series of individual battles where the offensive linemen and the defensive linemen see who can move the other […]
Here is a look into our defensive line slants “Razor” & “Laser”. We run a 3-5-3 stack defense so we do a ton of blitzing and slanting.
One of the key determiners on who will win a game is the turnover count. By creating turnovers a defense can give the offense an extra possession and flip field position.
Chase the Chicken youth football drill is a fun drill that gets players working on maintaining leverage, taking great pursuit angles and working together to corral a ball carrier. This simple drill is a great warm up drill that gets the players moving and working together at the start of practice.
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Coaching the defensive line is very important and there are many youth football coaches that do not focus enough on coaching up their d- line. The game of football is won at the line of scrimmage- if you control the line of scrimmage, you will control the game.
Open Field Tackling Techniques in Youth Football Open field tackling techniques are difficult to execute successfully at any age level of football. It is even more difficult to tackle in the open field when the ball carrier is a good athlete.
Coaching Tips for the Defensive Line & Stances by Coach Andy Bryson After being around a couple of good defensive line staffs at LSU and SLU, I can say with certainty that there is no way to reinvent the wheel when it comes to coaching defensive line. The most important thing to understand is that […]
Playing Championship Defense Offenses sell tickets, defenses win championships! Championship Defenses: Tackle well Create turnovers Get off blocks Proper alignment vs.