6 Onside Kick Progressions
By George Karafantis, Defensive Assistant, St. Anthony’s High School (NY)
While some coaches use one form of onside kick, George Karafantis at prep powerhouse St. Anthony’s High School (NY) cycles through six progressions of onside surprise. He details each of...
In-Season Ball Disruption and Takeaway Progression
By Dave Marean, Head Football Coach, Wayne Central High School (NY)
It’s no secret that ball disruptions and takeaways win ball games. What is the best way to increase both? One coach has developed an in-season system that increases takeaways...
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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Should You Go For Two?
By Mike Rowe, Offensive Coordinator, Rocori High School (MN)
State Championship coach Mike Rowe explains how going for two has effected team climate and success.
By Mike Rowe
Rocori High School (MN)
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Treating Trick Plays as Equalizers
By Eric Walkingstick, Head Football Coach, Akron-Westfield High School (IA)
We all have trick plays or gadgets in our playbooks, but most coaches rarely call them in games. One coach takes a different approach. He adds 3 new specials each...
Avoiding Late Season Complacency in Practice
By Jeff Minter, X&O Labs Columnist
Since 1998 Coach Minter has served as a head coach, coordinated all three phases of the game, and worked with the defensive line, offensive line, linebackers, quarterbacks, and wide receivers. In the past few...
Developing a Defensive Game Plan
By Tom Hochhalter, Head Coach, Calvin Christian High School (MI)
Coach Tom Hochhalter is the head coach at Calvin Christian High School in Grandville (MI). Before taking on this challenge, Tom served as Defensive Coordinator at West Ottawa High School and...
Teaching Destruction to Edge Defenders
By Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers, Washburn University (KS)
With the advent of RPOs and quick screen tags, most offenses perimeter game have become a “see it, take it” philosophy where if a coordinator (or quarterback) sees a numbers advantage,...
Double Duty for the Double Screen (Drill)
By Ray Butler, Head Football Coach, Boston Latin School
With governing bodies reducing practice time, one coach found a unique way to combine both conditioning and his Double Screen. See what he did...
By Ray Butler Head Football Coach...
Unbalanced FG/Extra Point
By Terry Kent, Offensive Coordinator & Offensive Line, Downers Grove South High School (IL)
What do you get when a math teacher who is also a HOF coach is responsible for your field goal unit? Your get an unblockable extra...
11 as 1 Team Defensive Pursuit
By Jason Sedlak, Defensive Coordinator, St. Thomas Academy (MN)
Defensive pursuit is always important, but with the increased stakes that come with playing in November and December, the teams that maintain and perfect team pursuit are the teams that continue to...
6 O-Line Techniques to Defend the Bull Rush
By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs
Football camps are opening all over the country this week, so XandOLabs.com is presenting its weekly series on troubleshooting offensive and defensive concepts. The most successful coaches are anticipatory, not reactionary, so our...