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...
6 Non-Negotiables in Building a Program
By Dan Ellis, Head Coach, Great Valley High School (PA)
Program development is on the minds of every coach this time of year. Take a look at how this successful HS coach puts together his program.
By Dan EllisHead CoachGreat Valley High...
NCAA Player Development Study
By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs
The pervading definition of coaching is “getting the most out of your players.” Most coaches won’t argue with this generality, so we wanted to research the process behind what successful coaches are doing...
3-3-5 Firezone Pressure Package
By Aaron Hancock, Head Coach, Wyoming HS (OH)
Zone pressures are a great way to confuse and disrupt quarterbacks at every level of football. This article outlines some effective 4, 5, and 6 man schemes out of the popular 3-5 defense.
Multiple Variations in Getting Play Makers the Ball
By Adam Hovorka, X&O Labs Managing Editor, Former Head Coach at Schreiber High School (NY)
Creative ways to get your playmaker the ball from the slot, flank and in the backfield.
By Adam Hovorka Managing Editor, X&O Labs Former...
Adding Empty as a Mid Season Wrinkle
By Chris Parker, Head Coach, Pickens High School (GA)
Coach Parker shares the concepts behind his empty package that is averaging 10.4 yds/play out of 3x2 sets and 9.4 yds/play out of his 4x1 formations.
Editor’s Note: At this point in the...
Post-Season Self-Scout Protocols
By X&O Labs Staff
We found the first few weeks in January (post AFCA convention to pre national signing day) is the most popular time period for post-season self-scout evaluation. Much of this evaluation comes in the form of an assessment...
4 Essentials in Developing Chemistry for the XP/FG Unit
By Sam Watts, Kicking and Punting Coach, Owner of Sam Watts Kicking, Phoenix (AZ)
Coach Watts has been coaching specialists for over 30 years. He has trained athletes who play in professional leagues, including National Football League, Canadian Football League, and...
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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Steal Points by Using Tricks, Specials, and Formations
By Jay Wilkinson
Broken Arrow High School
If you are at all like me, after a few weeks of running the base plays of your offense, you have to be itching to add something that can create a big play and...
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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7 Def. Scouting Report Essentials
By Nick Hill, Safeties Coach, Santa Rosa Junior College
Fall camp may have not started yet, but now is the time to start formulating how to break down opponent’s offensives. Every defensive staff should have it’s protocol and Coach Hill shares...