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.
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.
There are a variety of different drills teaching Defensive Backs the essentials of their position. One of the best drills to work keeping proper stance in the backpedal is the Throttle Drill.
One of the key elements in running Cover Two is the ability of the Cornerback to reroute any outside release and force the receiver back in. This is not a natural technique for athletes and must be practiced consistently.
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.
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.
Many defenses are moving to press coverage as a way to disrupt the short passing game that offenses are relying on. Press coverage has been a staple of Red Zone defense as a way to shut down the quick passing game but in the modern game it is being used across the field.
Teaching a Proper Defensive Back Stance A Defensive Back’s stance must be a comfortable position where the player can quickly move and adjust to the keys he sees in front of him. Each player tends to have their own version of the stance that is dictated by their body measurements and their athletic ability.
Cover 4 Zone Defense Overview and Pattern Reading Cover 4 Zone Defense is one of the most popular coverages in football today. It allows a defense to match 4 Vertical threats while still playing tough on the run.
Man to Man Coverage Tips for Youth Football Man to man coverage is used by 90 percent of youth football teams. Some youth coaches overlook the finer coaching points when they are teaching their defenders how to play man to man.
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.
Playing Championship Defense Offenses sell tickets, defenses win championships! Championship Defenses: Tackle well Create turnovers Get off blocks Proper alignment vs.
Teaching the Rip Move for Block Destruction The swim move is the most commonly taught technique for beating blocks in youth football. As for us, we do not swim.