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Concept Blocking the Pin and Pull Scheme

By Jay DeCann, Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Little Falls High School (MN)

Find out how Coach DeCann has apply Pin and Pull concepts against various looks to give his backs multiple options on the edge.


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4-2-5: Split Field Coverage

By Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Washburn University


Find out how Washburn's “Auto” coverage allows them to play a Cover 3 coverage while handling certain routes with man principles and providing great help against any combination of 4 verticals.  


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Off-Season Conditioning for the No-Huddle System

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


The fact is 64 percent of no-huddle coaches have made changes to their off-season lifting program and cited the following reason for doing so: How can you expect your players to move at a breakneck speed in-season if you’re not...


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Multiple Fronts in the 3-4

By Jason Thier, Defensive Coordinator, Montana Western 

Coach Thier highlights the various fronts that his staff uses to create different looks for offenses.


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Concept Blocking the Pin and Pull Scheme

2018-11-18 13:45:28

By Jay DeCann, Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator, Little Falls High School (MN) Find out how Coach DeCann has apply Pin and Pull concepts against various looks to give his backs multiple options on the edge. By Jay DeCann Head Coach/Offensive Coordinator Little Falls High School...

4-2-5: Split Field Coverage

2018-11-18 12:34:29

By Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Washburn University Find out how Washburn's “Auto” coverage allows them to play a Cover 3 coverage while handling certain routes with man principles and providing great help against any combination of 4 verticals. Zach WatkinsCo-Defensive Coordinator /...

Off-Season Conditioning for the No-Huddle System

2018-11-18 11:20:00

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs The fact is 64 percent of no-huddle coaches have made changes to their off-season lifting program and cited the following reason for doing so: How can you expect your players to move at...

Multiple Fronts in the 3-4

2018-11-18 10:26:00

By Jason Thier, Defensive Coordinator, Montana Western Coach Thier highlights the various fronts that his staff uses to create different looks for offenses. By Jason Thier Defensive Coordinator University of Montana Western Insiders Members: Click here to login to the Insiders and read the full-length...

F.A.S.T. System To Develop Offensive Ownership

2018-11-11 15:48:26

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

2018-11-11 02:08:44

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

2018-11-10 13:34:41

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

2018-11-10 09:35:00

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. Aaron...

Multiple Variations in Getting Play Makers the Ball

2018-11-05 16:07:09

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

2018-11-05 00:21:00

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

2018-11-04 20:39:16

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

2018-11-04 18:28:07

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...

 

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