The Outside Linebacker Training Manual in the 3-4
By David Pitman, Defensive Coordinator, Sachem North High School (NY)
The beauty of the 3-4 is we can manipulate who the force player is by changing the coverage call, while not changing the alignments or assignments for the box players.
Pairing Cover 0 Pressures with Stick Coverage to Win 3rd Down
By Pete DeWeese (X&O Labs), Featuring Mike Fox, Defensive Coordinator, College of Brockport (NY)
In this exclusive clinic report, Coach Fox details his Cover 0 “Sticks” pressure package which he combined with catch technique coverage to protect defensive backs with...
Six-Man Pressures Combined with 2-Under, 3 Deep Coverage
By Mike McElroy, Defensive Coordinator, Bethel University (MN)
Bethel University (MN) plays a great deal of man free and 4 under 3 deep coverage. These pressure patterns match the patterns it uses in man free, which equates to no new...
Integrating Relief Throw RPOs into the Flexbone System
By Scott Dieterich, Offensive Assistant Coach, Zachary High School (LA)
There is a place in just about every offensive system for the Quick Passing Game—especially the Flexbone.
By Scott Dieterich Offensive Assistant Coach Zachary High School (LA) Twitter: @deterball
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Leadership Council Implementation and Organization
By Chad Stadem, Head Coach/OC/Qs, Sioux Falls Washington High School (SD)
This is the proven method to develop your core standards and unify your players, coaches and program as one cohesive unit.
By Chad Stadem Head Coach/OC/Qs Sioux Falls...
21 Personnel RPO Package
By Brent Dearmon, Head Football Coach, Bethel University (TN)
Last season at Arkansas Tech University, offensive coordinator Brent Dearmon called an RPO on 35% of snaps. And while the Wonder Boys averaged 225 yards rushing and 210 yards passing per game,...
Using “Flush” Principles to Add on to Pressures
By Ty Gower, Defensive Coordinator, Princeton High School (TX)
Like many 4i-O-4i Odd outfits, Princeton High School (TX) struggled with two main issues in its zone pressure package: it couldn’t create a hard edge opposite the pressure and it couldn’t...
Multiple Backfield Tags to Simplify 11 Personnel Run Game
By Kahn Chace, Head Football Coach & Offensive Coordinator, Tri-County RVT High School (MA)
We found having too many different blocking schemes creates spending more time teaching whom to block, rather than teaching how to block. Now our philosophy is...
Re-Aligning Your Program’s Culture Every Off-Season
By Ken Vigdal, Offensive Coordinator, Brookings High School (SD)
Coach Vigdal’s plan to reinvent the program’s culture had to incorporate more than just X’s and O’s. He had to improve all parts of the program and the athletes. This is...