How do you teach your 3-4 Defense slanting Defensive Linemen to handle a down block? Or a Double Team?
One of the biggest problems you’ll run into with slanting defensive linemen, is getting washed when you slant the direction they want to take you. Down blocks and zone blocks can be a special problem for 3-4 defense slanting linemen. Continue reading “3-4 Defense Slant Technique for Down Blocks & Double Teams | QC Episode 170”
The Strong Safety is a Hybrid Defender in the 4-2-5 Defense. How do you adjust your coaching to get him ready?
The Strong Safety in your 4-2-5 Defense may need to wear a lot of hats, depending on the coverage package you choose. Continue reading “Coaching the Strong Safety in the 4-2-5 Defense | QC Episode 169”
You want to win. You want your players to be successful. You’re just not sure if the people who hired you want the same thing.
There’s no substitute for a supportive administration. You’re going to love going to work every day when you have one. And it’s going to be a struggle to be successful (and sane) when you don’t. Continue reading “Dealing with a Lack of Support | QC Episode 168”
Sick of watching that guy fly around the edge of your defense? Here’s how to defend Jet Sweep with your 3-4 Defense.
Defending outside run plays all comes down to the umbrella. You’ve got to figure out where the breakdown is. Continue reading “How to Defend Jet Sweep | QC Episode 167”
You’re heading into the season with almost no returning starters. And a ton of youth. Here’s how to approach the season…
Sometimes just reload… but this season, you are definitely in a rebuild.
Good news and bad news, coach. Continue reading “Coaching Inexperienced Players | QC Episode 166”
Many coaches like playing athletic Defensive Ends in a 2-point stance. Should you change their feet for better play?
A great question this week on the Quick Clinic. We’re looking at coaching Defensive Ends in a 2-point stance. Continue reading “Playing Defensive Ends in a 2-Point Stance | QC Episode 165”
Does your 4-2-5 Defense Alignment have to use shaded Defensive Linemen? Can they play head up?
The 4-2-5 Defense is a great front for Youth Football, and today’s question comes from a 12u coach looking to make some adjustments to his current 4-4 Defense. Continue reading “4-2-5 Defense Alignment Adjustments | QC Episode 164”
Coaches can go for years seeking any Head Football Coach job they can get. What if it’s the wrong one?
Back on the Quick Clinic Episode 120 we talked about those young coaches hungry to get their first head football coach job. Any job. And how the wrong job might set you back. For years. Continue reading “Is This a Good Head Football Coach Job? | QC Episode 163”
How long should a dad coach his son in Youth Football? Here’s the not-so-harsh reality (harshly delivered).
Today’s question for the JDFB Quick Clinic is really interesting. Despite never having been in the situation, I have some pretty strong feelings. I’ve worked with a lot of coaches in this situation. Continue reading “When Should a Dad Stop Coaching Your Son? | QC Episode 162”
How do you watch game film as a football coach? Plenty of coaches are doing it wrong.
Learning to watch game film is a little bit like training a muscle. You’re going to have to watch a lot of film, for a long time, before you’ll start seeing everything. Continue reading “How to Watch Game Film Like a Coach | QC Episode 161”