Teaching Tackling With No Contact | FBCP S04 Episode 11

Teaching tackling to your football team and seeing better results on game day will do more for your football team’s winning percentage than anything else you can do. After all, this game is still all about blocking and tackling. But the technique of tackling has come a long way in recent years.

Safety is critical in today’s game. We know the dangers of concussions. I’ve been focused on taking the helmet out of contact for a number of years. A huge step forward in that teaching was the popularization of the Hawk Tackling technique. Continue reading “Teaching Tackling With No Contact | FBCP S04 Episode 11”

Solving 5 Defensive Line Technique Problems | FBCP S07E14

Coaching defensive line technique for young players can be frustrating. There’s a world of bad habits and natural instincts you’ve got to break.

During Season 7 of The Football Coaching Podcast we’ve looked at how to use some of the core principles from JDFB Coaching Systems to solve problems. Those core principles include shows on coaching using ASKA and pulling levers for constant improvement. Continue reading “Solving 5 Defensive Line Technique Problems | FBCP S07E14”

33 Defense with Dan MacLean | FBCP S07 Episode 12

Detroit Country Day School put a dominate 33 Stack Defense on the field in 2019 under Head Football Coach Dan MacLean. But that’s nothing new. Coach MacLean has been doing this job for a long time, and doing it well.

The lengthy run in his current position started back in 1998. There’s been plenty of evolution on the way. Coach MacLean shares the learning experiences that have helped his team develop into a top contender every season. Not only have the X’s and O’s evolved over time. He’s also changed in the way he approaches his athletes. Continue reading “33 Defense with Dan MacLean | FBCP S07 Episode 12”

How Many Calls in Your Defensive Playbook? | FBCP S07 Episode 11

Time to put the finishing touches on that defensive playbook to get ready for the upcoming season. How much do you need in it?

The biggest problem many coordinators will run into this season is not going to be not having enough play calls. It’s going to be having a defensive playbook that is too big. And for no reason. Continue reading “How Many Calls in Your Defensive Playbook? | FBCP S07 Episode 11”

4-3 Defense with Dave Dugan | FBCP S07 Episode 09

What does it take to run a Championship caliber 4-3 Defense? Find out from Coach Dave Dugan. 

Bishop-Fenwick High School in Massachusetts is a perennial title contender and their 4-3 Defense run by Defensive Coordinator Dave Dugan is a big contributor to that success. Coach Dugan joins The Football Coaching Podcast to talk about what’s worked in building his defensive attack. Continue reading “4-3 Defense with Dave Dugan | FBCP S07 Episode 09”