Villanova’s Spring Practice Report

Apr 22, 2012 | Practice Organization, Program Development

Offensive Practice Real-Time Schedule

By Mike Kuchar

Senior Research Manager

X&O Labs


Researchers’ Note:  Thanks to wide receivers coach Brian Flinn and offensive coordinator Sam Venuto, both readers of X&O Labs, we were given total access inside the program at Villanova.  Coach Flinn will be submitting two clinic reports in the future for X&O Labs - one on WR release techniques to negate press coverage and one on his "Peek" concept out of the Wildcats spread offense.


Villanova’s Spring Practice:


Offensive Walk-Thru (5 minutes)

Villanova worked two variants of the their Box Concept (Diagrams 1-2) - which is a Mesh Pattern out of the five step passing game.



Pre-Practice (5 minutes)

  • OL: worked run blocking footwork on air
  • QB/WR/RB’s: worked routes on air

Team Stretch: Dynamic and Static (10 minutes)

  • Pogo jumps for height
  • Foot fires
  • Parallel squats
  • Standing T stretch
  • Butt rolls
  • Single leg arches (on back)
  • Single leg kicks (on back)
  • Prone hip flexors
  • Superman’s
  • Reverse hip flexors
  • Fire hydrants
  • Knee lifts
  • Mountain climbers
  • Step and touch
  • Front Lunge
  • Shuffles
  • Shuffle to sprint
  • Frankensteins (straight leg walks)
  • Backwards Run
  • Knee Skips
  • Full Bursts

Special Teams: Period 1 (5 Minutes)