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Training the 4i Technique Defender

By David Pitman, Defensive Coordinator, Sachem North High School (NY)

A disruptive 4i technique can be catastrophic for an offense; he can dent the play side of gap runs and can penetrate the back side of zone runs. These are just two reasons why even four-down defenses have...


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Scouting Opposing Punt Schemes for Potential Blocks

By Coach Tom Yashinsky, Head Football Coach, Onalaska High School (WI)

Discover how Coach Yashinsky's teams create oppotunities and eliminate threats through their in depth scouting of the opposing punt unit.


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Nine Drills Akron Univ. uses for WR Vertical Stems

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


The Akron Zips are averaging 304 passing yards per game through its first two contests this season and much of that yardage has come from vertical concepts. Receiver coach John Pont details the eight drills he uses daily to teach...


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Troubleshooting Common Pass Protection Errors

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Southwestern Oklahoma State University


It’s a known fact that many breakdowns in pass protection stem from technique rather than scheme. In his exclusive clinic report, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Offensive Line Coach Justin Iske details the 14 most common technique errors in...


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Training the 4i Technique Defender

2019-09-16 15:24:16

By David Pitman, Defensive Coordinator, Sachem North High School (NY) A disruptive 4i technique can be catastrophic for an offense; he can dent the play side of gap runs and can penetrate the back side of zone runs. These are...

Scouting Opposing Punt Schemes for Potential Blocks

2019-09-16 03:32:28

By Coach Tom Yashinsky, Head Football Coach, Onalaska High School (WI) Discover how Coach Yashinsky's teams create oppotunities and eliminate threats through their in depth scouting of the opposing punt unit. By Coach Tom Yashinsky - @tyash42 Head Football Coach Onalaska High School (WI) Insiders...

Nine Drills Akron Univ. uses for WR Vertical Stems

2019-09-15 18:24:50

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs The Akron Zips are averaging 304 passing yards per game through its first two contests this season and much of that yardage has come from vertical concepts. Receiver coach John Pont details the...

Troubleshooting Common Pass Protection Errors

2019-09-15 09:10:00

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Southwestern Oklahoma State University It’s a known fact that many breakdowns in pass protection stem from technique rather than scheme. In his exclusive clinic report, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Offensive Line Coach Justin Iske details...

How to Utilize a Defensive Wristband System

2019-09-09 13:28:12

By Ryan Desrochers, Linebacker Coach, Liberty High School (AZ) In this exclusive clinic report, Coach Desrochers provides the overview of this wristband system as well as the sample templates he uses for each position grouping. By Ryan Desrochers Linebacker Coach...

Flexbone Formations: Perimeter Run Concepts

2019-09-08 13:00:35

By Ian Gardner, Quarterbacks Coach, Desert Edge High School (AZ) Protecting option concepts is critical for teams that live on the veer and midline. Find out how Coach Gardner's squad added perimeter runs during their run to a state championship to...

WR Stem Drills To Access Leverage

2019-09-08 11:55:34

By Justin Zimmerman, Wide Receiver Coach, Maryville College The one thing that all the great wide outs have in common is their ability to run great routes. There are so many things that go into great route running, but the ability...

Adding an Extra Defender vs. 3x1 Runs

2019-09-08 09:28:38

By Joe Ginn, Defensive Front Coordinator, Choctaw High School (OK) Here is a tutorial on how to defend trips to take away the oppositions top run game plays. By Joe GinnDefensive Front CoordinatorChoctaw High School (OK)Twitter: @CoachGinn Insiders Members: Login here to access the full-length...

Creating the Punt Block Mentality

2019-08-18 14:38:39

By Brian Mahan, Defensive Coordinator/Punt & FG Block Unit, Woodruff High School (SC) While it’s no secret that blocking kicks can alter the momentum of football games, but many coaches struggle not only with identifying potential kick blockers but developing...

4-3 Pattern Read Coverages: Play Any Zone Coverage While Simplifying LB Rules

2019-08-17 22:51:55

By Erik Kruppe, Head Football Coach, Farmington High School (MO) Over the past two seasons, Framington's opponents are only converting on 34% of 3rd and 4th downs. They emphasize and take pride in defending what they call the “critical downs.” See...

Research Report: WR Separation Off Press Coverage

2019-08-17 19:23:00

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs With spring ball underway for most colleges and the 7-on-7 season looming around the corner, we felt the timing was right to address a topic that was heavily requested among our readership this...

Defending the Y-Off Formation With the 4-2-5

2019-08-17 10:24:00

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs At Bucknell University, linebacker coach Brad Fordyce and the Bison defense vary its fits based on the run concept. Here is a look at how they address the increasingly popular Y-Off Formation within...

 

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