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Eliminating Big Offensive Plays [ARTICLE]

by Nike 2015 Coach of the Year Clinic Football Manual on

When you are looking to play winning football, you have to look at the dynamic you need to play the game the right way. That is especially true defensively. You have to go back to your core philosophy of how you see your defense. One of my core...... Continue

Cover-4 from the 4-2-5 Defense [ARTICLE]

by Nike 2015 Coach of the Year Clinic Notes on

I am the defensive coordinator at Trenton High School in Trenton, Michigan. My lecture is on quarters-coverage in the 4-2-5 defense. I hope I can give you one thing you can add to your scheme, whether it is a technique or the scheme.... Continue

Overwhelming the Opposition - An Inside Look at the Up-Tempo Offense [ARTICLE]

by American Football Monthly on

Players that can play multiple positions increase your chances of success with the up-tempo offense. The up-tempo offense can place a lot of stress on a defense. The defense has to worry about substitutions, formations, and locating key players...... Continue

Motivating the Modern Athlete [ARTICLE]

by Dr. Marty Durden, Athletic Director - Presbyterian School - Houston, TX on

Today's athlete is different from years past. The much-publicized generation Y student-athletes (1980's-1999) have moved through college. Generation Z is...... Continue

Team Winning Thoughts [ARTICLE]

by Nike 2015 Coach of the Year Clinics Football Manual on

Thank you. My goal when I am presenting at one of these clinics is to give you something you can take back home with you that you can use. That is my goal here tonight. I will start out with a just a few minutes on some basic goals...... Continue

The Inside Zone With Multiple Screens [ARTICLE]

by Nike 2015 COY Clinics Clinic Notes on

Inside Zone and Quick Screen • Why Simplicity? Fewer plays with more production • Never a bad situation • Get the ball to the play makers • Players cannot take a playoff "TEAM"... ... Continue

Leadership Strategies: In Need of a New Direction [ARTICLE]

by American Football Monthly on

Coaching staffs should not expect seniors to lead simply based on their age. So, the ultimate goal of our program became to build better men, to help them to grow individually, and eventually teach them how to lead other young men. The result...... Continue

Special Teams Practice and Drills [ARTICLE]

by Nike 2015 COY Clinic Notes on

I was the special team's coordinator before I took over the defensive coordinator's job three years ago. I am now the special team's coordinator, but it is not a one man job. As the head coach, I have a very hands-on-approach to that team. I let...... Continue