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.
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.
One of the toughest things to do in football is to effectively teach linebackers how to drop back and cover the pass. Linebackers are in their position because they tend to be downhill run stopping players.
Quarters Coverage in football is fast becoming the most popular defensive coverage. The major reason for the rise in popularity is that it allows the defense to get both Safeties involved in stopping the run while also remaining sound against the Four Verticals Passing Concept.
One of the most popular offensive formations in modern offensive football is the Trips formation. This formation puts three receivers on one side of the field.
As offenses move to more wide open formations it’s important that defenses have the ability to respond to these formations. One of the most popular formations in football is the Trips formation.
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.
Defensive coverages are one of the hardest things to teach in football. They must be sound against the pass and rely on players understanding, and completing their role.
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.
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Cover 3 Zone Defense The majority of youth football teams play man to man coverage, which is the case in my league as well. We are one of the few teams that actually use cover 3 zone defense with our youth football team .
Cover 2 zone defense is a good coverage scheme that is popular on the high school- profession level of football. I have not seen much cover 2 zone defense at the youth level.
Playing great youth football defense is all about playing with attitude. Stress these four defensive goals and you will have great success on D.