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6 In-Season Pursuit Drill Progressions

By Matt Sutjak, Defensive Coordinator, Millersville University (PA)

It’s a known fact that most explosive plays come not just from missed tackles but poor pursuit angles by defenders. It’s the reason why Millersville University (PA) defensive coordinator Matt Sutjak created a list of the most common angles his...


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University of Texas' 12 Personnel Variants to Cutoff and Insert Zone

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

According to our research, coaches have used 12 personnel groupings on 42 percent of snaps last season. And we expect that number to increase heading into the 2018 season.


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Cornell’s Chaotic Pre-Practice: 10 Drills in 6 Minutes

By Roy Istvan, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, Cornell University (NY)


Coach Istvan breaks down how he combines a ballistic warm up with essential OL drills in pre-practice. Learn more here...  


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Proven Protocols In Defensive Game Planning

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


We all know coaches watch film, but how do coaches, particularly successful ones, watch film? We surveyed high school defensive coaches that have won more than three-quarters of their games the last three seasons and asked them how they game...


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6 In-Season Pursuit Drill Progressions

2018-08-11 22:05:46

By Matt Sutjak, Defensive Coordinator, Millersville University (PA) It’s a known fact that most explosive plays come not just from missed tackles but poor pursuit angles by defenders. It’s the reason why Millersville University (PA) defensive coordinator Matt Sutjak created...

University of Texas' 12 Personnel Variants to Cutoff and Insert Zone

2018-08-11 21:21:46

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs According to our research, coaches have used 12 personnel groupings on 42 percent of snaps last season. And we expect that number to increase heading into the 2018 season. By Mike Kuchar Senior...

Cornell’s Chaotic Pre-Practice: 10 Drills in 6 Minutes

2018-08-11 13:07:00

By Roy Istvan, Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach, Cornell University (NY) Coach Istvan breaks down how he combines a ballistic warm up with essential OL drills in pre-practice. Learn more here... By Roy Istvan,Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach,Cornell University (NY)Twitter: @coachistvan Insiders Members: Login here to access...

Proven Protocols In Defensive Game Planning

2018-08-11 06:25:00

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs We all know coaches watch film, but how do coaches, particularly successful ones, watch film? We surveyed high school defensive coaches that have won more than three-quarters of their games the last three...

3 Tactics to Defend the Screen Game

2018-08-05 21:40:46

By John Kelling, Defensive Coordinator/Linebacker Coach, Frostburg State University (MD) RPO, RPO, RPO. That is all us defensive coaches hear today. This report is about the different tactics we utilize at Frostburg State to defend the screen part of RPOs. By...

Explosive PAP's to Manipulate Two-High Safety Coverages

2018-08-05 17:33:46

By Joel Przygodski, Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receiver Coach, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School (MI) At Pioneer, we are a Pro-style offense that relies heavily on gap run schemes to control the clock and possess the ball. We protect our run schemes...

3 Ways to Grade Offensive Linemen

2018-08-04 15:18:23

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Fort Hays State University Coach Iske outlines three different ways to ensure that grading is something that actually instructs your players and helps them grow through the season. By Justin Iske - @justiniske Offensive Line Coach Fort Hays...

Game Planning: Scripting to Play Fast

2018-08-04 14:00:18

By Alan Stanfield Offensive Coordinator, Whitworth University (WA) Discover how your practice planning can greatly increase the speed and efficiency at which your team is able to play. By Alan StanfieldOffensive CoordinatorWhitworth University (WA)Twitter: @coachstanfield5 Insiders Members: Login here to access the full-length...

In-Season Weekly Practice Planning

2018-07-28 12:48:46

By Chad Stadem, Head Coach & Offensive Coordinator, Washington High School (SD) Our vision is to play fast and practice fast. We do not believe in staying onto something too long. We keep moving. By Chad Stadem Head Coach & Offensive...

7 Def. Scouting Report Essentials

2018-07-26 14:15:00

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...

6 Tips to Effective Scout Team Organization

2018-07-26 09:05:29

Jim Dawson, Senior Consultant, Secondary, Trinity University (TX) 44 years of coaching football (15 high school and 29 in college) have taught this Texas coach more than a few things about how to run a good scout team. Find out more...

Press Man Defensive Back Technique

2018-07-26 08:44:00

By Desmar Black This article was the most popular defensive drill article of the past year. In it, Coach Black has outlined a great set of drills to help your corners prepare for both press and shuffle techniques off the line. By...

 

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