Running backs use several types of moves to escape a defender. These include jukes, spins, stiff arms and high steps. Here’s a look into proper technique with Tim Horton, running backs coach for Auburn University.
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Problem Route Combinations For Quarters Coverage (w/VIDEO) – Quarters is a popular and effective secondary coverage for defenses at all levels. It contains a built-in ability to morph into a man-type coverage with brackets on vertical routes, to a nine-man run-stopping wall. This article outlines and shows video examples of receiver route-combinations that cause problems for secondary defenders playing quarters coverage.
The Legend Fitness Reverse Back Extension is a versatile piece of weight room equipment designed to provide athletes with selectorized posterior chain training.
In today’s game, getting pressure on the opposing quarterback has never been more important. Calling the wrong blitz against the wrong formation, however, can lead to a disaster for a defensive coordinator. This article utilizes diagrams and video examples for building a blitz package designed to bring heavy pressure, as well as 5 key tips for better blitzing that you can immediately put to use with any defense.
Having rock-solid, concrete data that you can refer to in-game can be a can be a difference-maker for a defensive coordinator. This article outlines and shows examples of how one coach simplified his job as schematic leader of the defense by developing easy-to-understand call sheets that identified the key essentials necessary for his defense.
Performance slumps create adversity, but successful coaches believe that adversity simply creates opportunity. This is the message five-time national football championship coach Nick Saban gives to all of his teams: “When obstacles are placed in front of you, don’t say ‘Why me?’ Instead, say, ‘How can I overcome this?’”
Defending The Spread In The War Eagle 4-2-5 – The War Eagle 4-2-5 is primarily a zone coverage defense, built to be strong against the myriad of spread offenses we see in our region. While we don’t run a lot of man coverage, the secondary is still full of athletes who can break down, flip hips, and turn and run with receivers. While the offense spreads the field to run the ball, the secondary has to have enough speed to shrink the field and give run support.
We have created a culture at Oberlin College where it is exciting to be a member. Our older players are valued for their knowledge, and they have the opportunity to show and strengthen their understanding by teaching the first-year players. After years of doing this, we have instilled this culture systematically. Here are six methods we’ve used to create a culture of learning.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 AFCA 30 Under 30 Coaches’ Leadership Institute presented by the American Football Coaches Foundation and NCAA Leadership Development. The purpose of this distinguished program is to identify and train the next generation of leaders within the football coaching profession.
Maximal interval training (MIT) uses exercise periods with a variety of exercise modes combined with brief bouts of recovery to improve performance among its adherents. Typically, the exercise bouts are performed at a high-intensity level, with MIT differing dramatically from traditional steady-state, cardiorespiratory training in which a relatively constant intensity, at or below the lactate threshold, is maintained for the duration of the exercise session.
Why Sequenced Play-Calling Makes Your Up-Tempo Offense Even More Lethal – Play-calling can be one of the most important aspects of utilizing an up-tempo offense that likes to spread the field and keep the defense on it’s heels. This article utilizes diagrams and video to discuss the specifics of utilizing play calls to maximum efficiency and with a purpose — such as to tire and fatigue a specific defender or to exploit a particular mismatch at a position.