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Teaching Blitz-Peel Technique to Edge Rushers

By Eric Firestone, Defensive Coordinator, Gardendale High School (AL)

At Gardendale High School we are a Multiple Front Defense. In today’s era of wide-open spread offenses, it is imperative that as a defense we present a variety of looks with our fronts, coverage and with different blitzes.


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The A-Gap Slip Field Goal Block Scheme

By Ryan Montalvo, Special Teams Coordinator / Secondary Coach, Dulles High School (TX)

Field goal block can be an overlooked aspect of the kicking due to it usually occurring right after your defense just gave up a score. We developed a simple scheme at Dulles High School that...


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Developing a Mental Training Program

By Ryan Lucchesi and Tyler Kunick, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line and Outside Linebackers, Muskego High School (WI)

See how the Warriors developed a series of mental training sessions that resulted in winning 26 straight games and are the number one ranked team in Wisconsin.


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21-Hour Football: Using “Pride Points” in the Off-Season Program

By Jeremy Plaa, Thomas Downey High School, Modesto (CA)


X&O Labs is continuing its study into how coaches are advancing their programs to achieve higher levels of success in an ever-changing culture, society and world. We’re calling our study The 21-Hour Football Program because these concepts focus...


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Teaching Blitz-Peel Technique to Edge Rushers

2020-11-09 16:33:38

By Eric Firestone, Defensive Coordinator, Gardendale High School (AL) At Gardendale High School we are a Multiple Front Defense. In today’s era of wide-open spread offenses, it is imperative that as a defense we present a variety of looks with...

The A-Gap Slip Field Goal Block Scheme

2020-11-09 16:04:44

By Ryan Montalvo, Special Teams Coordinator / Secondary Coach, Dulles High School (TX) Field goal block can be an overlooked aspect of the kicking due to it usually occurring right after your defense just gave up a score. We developed...

Developing a Mental Training Program

2020-11-08 16:37:33

By Ryan Lucchesi and Tyler Kunick, Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line and Outside Linebackers, Muskego High School (WI) See how the Warriors developed a series of mental training sessions that resulted in winning 26 straight games and are the number one ranked...

21-Hour Football: Using “Pride Points” in the Off-Season Program

2020-11-08 15:51:17

By Jeremy Plaa, Thomas Downey High School, Modesto (CA) X&O Labs is continuing its study into how coaches are advancing their programs to achieve higher levels of success in an ever-changing culture, society and world. We’re calling our study The...

“Motor” and “Driver” Techniques for Zone Combinations

2020-11-02 13:14:56

Joseph Gaddy, Offensive Line Coach, Madison County High School (FL) Some form of Inside Zone accounted for 32% of our run game this past season which was roughly 182 times. While it may be presented differently in the way of...

Packaging Plays for Post-Season Success

2020-11-01 21:20:00

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 Managing Editor X&O Labs Insiders Members: Click here to login and read the full-length...

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

2020-11-01 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...

Basic Shield Punt Concept and Drill Work

2020-11-01 15:25:27

By Gabriel Ostrander, Defensive Coordinator, Elmwood Park High School (IL) If executing correctly, it can be the great equalizer for mismatched personnel. Opponents averaged 2.1 yards per return against it last season; 8 of which were for one yard or...

Special Teams Game Planning and Practice Preparation

2020-10-26 13:45:23

By Bobby Ramsay, Head Football Coach, Mandarin High School (FL) Planning, installation, teaching, efficiency. All of these are things that as coaches we must take into consideration on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. It is especially important that when...

Double Duty for the Double Screen (Drill)

2020-10-25 16:13:46

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...

Shotgun Wing T Reverse Package

2020-10-25 15:31:11

By Ken Vigdal, Offensive Coordinator, Brookings High School (SD) As a Wing T disciple, Ken Vigdal felt it necessary to open up his formations in order to maintain his interior run game against loaded run boxes. This transition led to...

In-Season Defensive Individual and Unit Goal Setting Objectives

2020-10-25 14:30:56

By Jason Brown, Linebackers Coach, St. Charles Catholic High School (LA) When we think of quality control we should think of how we are measuring our methodology--which is simply the way we are trying to implement our philosophy of defense. By...

 

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