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Developing a Mental Training Program

By Ryan Lucchesi and Tyler Kunick, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line and Outside Linebackers, Muskego High School (WI)

See how the Warriors developed a series of mental training sessions that resulted in winning 26 straight games and are the number one ranked team in Wisconsin.


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21-Hour Football: Using “Pride Points” in the Off-Season Program

By Jeremy Plaa, Thomas Downey High School, Modesto (CA)


X&O Labs is continuing its study into how coaches are advancing their programs to achieve higher levels of success in an ever-changing culture, society and world. We’re calling our study The 21-Hour Football Program because these concepts focus...


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Developing the Servant Leader In Your Football Family

By Clay Iverson, Head Coach, Mukwonago High School (Mukwonago, WI)

  Leadership development is one of the most commonly requested topics each year in our readers survey. Coach Iverson presents a great overview about how his program addresses this concept. Read more here...


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“Row the Boat”: The Off-Season Program That PJ Fleck Used to Build WMU

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs

Over the last four seasons, head coach PJ Fleck and the staff at Western Michigan University has built the Broncos into a top 25 program, an undefeated 11-0 record and on the brink of a major bowl appearance for the first...


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Developing a Mental Training Program

2019-11-18 16:37:33

By Ryan Lucchesi and Tyler Kunick, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line and Outside Linebackers, Muskego High School (WI) See how the Warriors developed a series of mental training sessions that resulted in winning 26 straight games and are the number one ranked...

21-Hour Football: Using “Pride Points” in the Off-Season Program

2019-11-17 15:47:25

By Jeremy Plaa, Thomas Downey High School, Modesto (CA) X&O Labs is continuing its study into how coaches are advancing their programs to achieve higher levels of success in an ever-changing culture, society and world. We’re calling our study The...

Developing the Servant Leader In Your Football Family

2019-11-17 15:31:57

By Clay Iverson, Head Coach, Mukwonago High School (Mukwonago, WI) Leadership development is one of the most commonly requested topics each year in our readers survey. Coach Iverson presents a great overview about how his program addresses this concept. Read more...

“Row the Boat”: The Off-Season Program That PJ Fleck Used to Build WMU

2019-11-17 13:29:55

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Over the last four seasons, head coach PJ Fleck and the staff at Western Michigan University has built the Broncos into a top 25 program, an undefeated 11-0 record and on the brink...

Individual Post Season Evaluation Methods

2019-11-11 14:59:47

By David Sedmak, Head Football Coach, Desert Mountain High School (AZ) With the high school football season concluding in most areas of the country, coaches cannot lose the opportunity to provide valuable feedback and assessment to both returning and non-...

Situation: 5 Yard Line Going In… 1 Play to Win

2019-11-11 03:07:00

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs Few things define a play caller’s success more then how they call plays in crunch time. The best coaches know exactly what they want to do when they are in critical moments. This year...

5 Ways to Beat Quarters Coverage

2019-11-10 09:54:00

By Brian Casey, Head Coach, Aurora Central Catholic High School (IL) Find out how you can attack the increasingly common Quarters Coverage with these varied schemes... By Brian CaseyHead CoachAurora Central Catholic High School (IL)Twitter: @ACCHSFootball Insiders Members: Login here to access the full-length version...

Utica College Defensive Line Drill Catalog

2019-11-10 07:54:00

By Ben McKaig, Defensive Line Coach, Utica College The offseason is drill season. At Utica College, they place a heavy emphasis on using drills outside of the season to work on the little things that make winning defensive line play. In...

Basic Shield Punt Concept and Drill Work

2019-11-04 15:25:27

By Gabriel Ostrander, Defensive Coordinator, Elmwood Park High School (IL) If executing correctly, it can be the great equalizer for mismatched personnel. Opponents averaged 2.1 yards per return against it last season; 8 of which were for one yard or...

Packaging Plays for Post-Season Success

2019-11-03 21:20:00

By Sam Nichols, X&O Labs Broken Arrow's Offensive Coordinator, Jay Wilkinson, reveals how he adds new twists to his playbook for the playoffs without confusing his players. By Sam Nichols Managing Editor X&O Labs Insiders Members: Click here to login and read the full-length...

Tracking and Applying a Takeaway Reward System for Post-Season

2019-11-03 15:52:26

By Brian Mazzone, Head Coach, Stafford/Somers/East Windsor Co-Op (CT) Create an environment on the practice field that is turnover hungry using these drills. By Brian Mazzone Head Coach Stafford/Somers/East Windsor Co-op (CT) Twitter: @staffordbulldog Insiders Members: Login here to access...

F.A.S.T. System To Develop Offensive Ownership

2019-11-03 15:48:26

Jarrett M. Laws, M.Ed., Head Football Coach, Salem High School (GA) What happened when one coach gave his players ownership of the offense? More focus in practice, increased participation and 4A playoff berth. See what he did. Jarrett M. Laws, M.Ed...

 

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