Underneath Coverage Techniques to Train LB’s vs. Crossers
By Keith J. McMaster, Defensive Coordinator, Crete-Monee High School (IL)
The physicality and violent plays are becoming obsolete. The defense must use every available method to disrupt, intimidate and attack the opposing team. One of the physical aspects that our...
3x1 Stick RPO
By Ty Stoldt, Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, Palmetto High School (FL)
Using this simple 3x1 RPO, we have had success against multiple fronts and coverages. Not only does this RPO provide possibility of distribution for every skill player on the field...
Four-Day Install Plan for a Multiple Front Defense
By Nick Davis, Defensive Coordinator/LB Coach, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (IN)
In this day and age of multiple offense, it becomes mandatory to play multiple front defense. But the challenge in doing so lies in the installation process--correlating verbiage with...
A Comprehensive Red Zone Plan for Practice and Game Day
By Jacob Knight, Offensive Line Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator, Waverly High School (OH)
As an offense, we put great emphasis and stress on how we attack in the red zone. What we try to do each week is establish efficient, and effective...
The Duo Concept: Power Without a Puller
By Michael Janak, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, Cy-Fair High School (TX)
Duo has much more of an emphasis on the vertical push at the line of scrimmage. The scheme of the play allows you to accomplish this because it provides...
Using a Dual Player Pre-Snap Check System
By Cameron Andersen, Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Gooding High School (ID)
The most difficult variable for an offensive coordinator to get the ball to his best playmaker is assessing how the defense will play him post-snap. But using a pre-snap audible system...
12 Pre-Season OL Vs. DL Compete Drills
By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach / Co-Offensive Coordinator, Southwest Oklahoma State University
Being efficient with practice time is one of the most important aspects of being successful on game day. Individual time is critical in terms of installing plays and...
8 Rationales to Defend Jet Motion
By Jason Brown, Defensive Coordinator, Dutchtown High School (LA)
Jet motion is becoming more and more prevalent within offensive schemes today. This concept presents a multitude of problems that are not solved by the typical motion adjustments most defenses employ in...
3 Concepts to Manipulate Apex Defenders in Odd Robber Defense
By Adam Schiermyer, Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers, Eastmark High School (AZ)
This was the first time as an offensive staff we saw a defensive with a “3-high” Robber look, and what made it even more exotic was how far the rovers...
Split Mid-Zone with Formation and Motion Variations
By Adam Hovorka, X&O Labs Managing Editor, with Jason Eck, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, South Dakota State University
In order to run the ball effectively in the highly competitive Missouri Valley Conference, where four of the top 10 defense units...
The Outside Linebacker Training Manual in the 3-4
By David Pitman, Defensive Coordinator, Sachem North High School (NY)
The beauty of the 3-4 is we can manipulate who the force player is by changing the coverage call, while not changing the alignments or assignments for the box players.