Can you adjust your 4-2-5 Defense to defend the Power I or Wishbone Offense? Yes, and it’s pretty simple.
Great question today for the JDFB Quick Clinic on defending 32 Personnel formations with a 4-2-5 Defense. Specifically, how to handle off tackle runs and outside sweep plays with compromising either one. Continue reading “Defending Power I-Formation in the 4-2-5 Defense | QC Episode 187”
How do you get your Linebackers to defend the run without getting lit up by a great RPO play? You don’t.
Great question for today’s Quick Clinic on coaching Linebacker key reads against run-pass options. It’s a chance to remind ourselves that we can’t stop everything! Continue reading “Linebacker Reads for Defending RPOs | QC Episode 186”
Not a minute to spare. Practice time is valuable. How can you get more players involved during Team sessions?
Whether you’ve got a lot of players on one team, or you’re combining your JV and Varsity just to have enough to run a team session, almost every team has some guys hanging out on the sidelines not participating. Continue reading “Getting All Your Players Involved in Practice | QC Episode 185”
Head Coaches can wear a lot of hats. How can you see other position groups when you’re coaching the Offensive Line?
This week’s JDFB Quick Clinic hits close to home, since it’s something I’m pretty familiar with. How can you be the Head Coach, Offensive Coordinator, and Offensive Line coach at the same time and still make sure everything is getting done? Continue reading “How to See It All as a Head Coach | QC Episode 184”
How do you get better pulls from your Guard in Power? How can you help receivers run better routes? It’s a 2 for 1!
The rare 2 for 1 question on JDFB Quick Clinic! Today’s questions are all about the Pistol Power Offense System and how you can get more by focusing on the details. Continue reading “Adjusting Power Guard Pull and Wide Receiver Footwork | QC Episode 183”
Many Youth Football Defenses are geared toward stopping the run. How do you adjust when teams spread you out?
OK this question goes all over the place. We’re talking about the 5-3 Defense against the Beast Formation. And against a Double Formation. There’s a lot happening here. Continue reading “Adjusting the 5-3 Defense to Spread Formations | QC Episode 182”
How do you shut down the best athlete on the field? There’s a few tricks you can use to minimize the damage.
High School Football has a big range of talent on the field. You’ve got guys who will never play a down of college football (and maybe shouldn’t have played any High School downs), against kids who are going to be in the NFL one day. The elite of elite athletes. Continue reading “Defending a Star Athlete | QC Episode 181”
Can you use the right blitz call to destroy a blocking scheme? Maybe. But you better be ready for the offense’s answer.
Is there a ‘right call’ for the defense to make in any given situation? Will calling that perfect blitz at the right time bring the offense to its knees? Continue reading “Attacking Blocking Schemes with Blitzes | QC Episode 180”
Injuries happen in football. It’s a part of our sport, or any sport. When a key player goes down during practice, how do you refocus your players to get back to work?
It’s a hard task. Kids are emotional and… well, kind of over dramatic sometimes. But when there’s a significant injury during practice, how do you get your guys to get that fire back? Continue reading “Staying Focused After Injuries | QC Episode 179”
Stacked receivers require some adjustments for your defense. Let’s take a look at zone and man tweaks for those stacks.
Offenses are always trying to use formations to break the defense. Get you in a position where you’re not as effective. Stacked receivers are one example. Continue reading “Defending Stacked Receivers | QC Episode 178”