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...
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...
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...
Individual Post Season Evaluation Methods
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
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
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
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Utica College Defensive Line Drill Catalog
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
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
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
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Tracking and Applying a Takeaway Reward System for Post-Season
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
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F.A.S.T. System To Develop Offensive Ownership
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...