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In-Season EDD's in Man Protections

By Ken Ingram, Offensive Line Coach, George Fox University (OR)

These are the 12 drills Coach Ingram uses during the season to develop the skill sets of his offensive linemen in pass protection.


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Situational Punting in the Rugby Scheme

By Garic B.D. Warner, Special Teams Coordinator, Marietta High School (OH)

The main concept behind the rugby punt is giving your coverage players additional time to get downfield before the kick. Not every high school team is blessed with a punter with great hang time.


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6 Tips for Improving Defensive Practice Efficiency

Cody Fagan, Defensive Coordinator, Midlothian High School (TX)


As most defensive coaches would tell you it’s hard to find time to build a game plan and stay focused on fundamentals during the grind of a football season. At Midlothian High School, they get just over 2 hours of...


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8 Mesh Mechanics for Option: Gun/Pistol Alignments

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

Looking to tweak your option mechanics to fit the pistol? This set of 8 techniques is packed with coaching points you can use on the field today. Read more here...


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In-Season EDD's in Man Protections

2018-07-20 18:11:46

By Ken Ingram, Offensive Line Coach, George Fox University (OR) These are the 12 drills Coach Ingram uses during the season to develop the skill sets of his offensive linemen in pass protection. By Ken Ingram Offensive Line Coach George...

Situational Punting in the Rugby Scheme

2018-07-20 17:13:46

By Garic B.D. Warner, Special Teams Coordinator, Marietta High School (OH) The main concept behind the rugby punt is giving your coverage players additional time to get downfield before the kick. Not every high school team is blessed with a punter...

6 Tips for Improving Defensive Practice Efficiency

2018-07-19 12:44:31

Cody Fagan, Defensive Coordinator, Midlothian High School (TX) As most defensive coaches would tell you it’s hard to find time to build a game plan and stay focused on fundamentals during the grind of a football season. At Midlothian High School,...

8 Mesh Mechanics for Option: Gun/Pistol Alignments

2018-07-18 09:43:00

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs Looking to tweak your option mechanics to fit the pistol? This set of 8 techniques is packed with coaching points you can use on the field today. Read more here... By Mike KucharSenior Research...

"40" Personnel Package for Red Zone Offense

2018-07-16 11:08:46

By Chris Cutcliffe, Head Coach, Oxford High School (MS) With Noah Riley, X&O Labs Contributing Writer We all know that as the field condenses, it becomes more and more difficult to move the football against a great defense; therefore, great preparation...

Drilling the Guard to Near Back Read Progression for ILBs

2018-07-16 10:40:46

By Spencer Leno, Inside Linebackers Coach, Massillon Washington High School (OH) While block destruction, tackling, footwork, and pass defense are all important aspects of playing ILB, our players really take pride in reading their keys and then reacting to the football. By...

7 Every Day Drills to Teach Ball Security

2018-07-15 14:12:00

By James Guest, Running Back Coach, University of Virginia – Wise We’ll go ahead and state the obvious: turnovers win and lose games any level, period. So, as an offensive coach if you’re not devoting time to teach ball security, you’re...

7 Drills to Teach Proper Pursuit Angles

2018-07-15 10:07:00

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs All great defensive coaches teach effort. But how to teach effort continually needs to be addressed. Maxims like “run to the ball,” or “get there quicker” are being quickly replaced with refined coaching...

Game Planning the Red Zone

2018-07-08 17:40:46

By Lazarus Morgan, Defensive Coordinator, Alfred University (NY) With Adam Hovorka, X&O Labs Managing Editor In 2017, Alfred University (NY) gave up a TD roughly 43% of the time an offense would get in the red zone; an improvement of nearly...

50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

2018-07-07 16:04:00

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs Sure, your QB may be delivering the ball on time and with accuracy in those 7 on 7 drills this month, but we all know football is not played that way once the season...

Defensive Line Run Destruction

2018-07-07 14:24:00

By Clay Iverson, Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator, Mukwonago High School (WI) Coach Iverson provides and in-depth look at how he turns his D linemen into destructive run stoppers through drill and technique. By Clay Iverson Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Mukwonago High School, Mukwonago WI Insiders Members: Click here to...

North Dakota University Competitive Tackling Scenarios

2018-07-07 00:20:12

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs The following research was conducted as part of X&O Labs special report on “Designing Tackling Systems.” Get this sneak peak into the special report here... By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikekKuchar Introduction The following research...

 

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