Aug 17

Ankle Sprain: Revisiting a Common Injury (Part I)

  Ankle Sprain: Revisiting a Common Injury (Part I) By Bryan Dorrel, Associate Professor Tarleton State University An ankle sprain is defined as a rip, stretch or tear of connective tissues holding the foot to the lower leg. Connective tissues are structures that hold or bind the body together and include ligaments, tendons, fascia, cartilage, …

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Aug 16

Rev-Up Your “Jet” Motion Offense with Explosive Play-Action Passes (Part II)

Rev-Up Your “Jet” Motion Offense with Explosive Play-Action Passes (Part II) By Joe Austin, Head Football Coach, Southwestern University Jet Motion Play Calls: Our menu of play-action passes incorporating “jet” motion fall into one of three families. We don’t necessarily pass from all three families each week. That being said we certainly enter every game …

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Aug 15

Rev-Up Your “Jet” Motion Offense with Explosive Play-Action Passes (Part I)

Rev-Up Your “Jet” Motion Offense with Explosive Play-Action Passes (Part I) By Joe Austin, Head Football Coach, Southwestern University Jet Motion: Power read packaged with “jet” motion is an important play for our offense. We find this scheme beneficial because it provides an advantage in terms of preparation, defensive distraction, execution, flexibility, variety, and “jump.” …

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Jul 20

Five Keys to Team Excellence – Engineering Your Culture

  Five Keys to Team Excellence – Engineering Your Culture By Ralph Isernia, Head Football Coach, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute I would like to thank AFM for inviting me to share an article with the readers. It is extremely humbling after 27 years of coaching and 8 different teams, someone is asking for advice in building …

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Jul 19

3-3 Stack with a New Twist (Part II) – Archives

By Rick Streif, Head Coach Cathedral High School (IN) The next three positions are what make us different than most 3-3 teams. Our secondary plays a Cover 2 shell. The CBs alignment is based on formation. The CB will split the #1 and #2 receivers at a depth of 7 yards. They are not always …

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Jul 18

3-3 Stack with a New Twist (Part I) – Archive

By Rick Streif, Head Coach Cathedral High School (IN) Nine years ago, we were looking for a way to best use our returning talent. We had been a 4-3 Cover 4 team that had played very aggressively with lots of blitz and an attacking style. The size of our school (1200 co-ed) limited the number …

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Jul 13

Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 – Meet the Parents – Part III

  Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, by Matt Kunz Matt Kunz, a former Notre Dame football player, is currently a business owner, City Councilman, author, and former non-profit president. Kunz is the author of Triumph! An Athlete’s Guide to Winning On and Off the Field, Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, To God and …

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Jul 12

Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 – Meet the Parents – Part II

  Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, by Matt Kunz Matt Kunz, a former Notre Dame football player, is currently a business owner, City Councilman, author, and former non-profit president. Kunz is the author of Triumph! An Athlete’s Guide to Winning On and Off the Field, Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, To God and …

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Jul 11

Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101 – Meet the Parents – Part I

  Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, by Matt Kunz Matt Kunz, a former Notre Dame football player, is currently a business owner, City Councilman, author, and former non-profit president. Kunz is the author of Triumph! An Athlete’s Guide to Winning On and Off the Field, Before the Whistle: Football Coaching 101, To God and …

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Jul 06

From Worst to First (Part II)

  From Worst to First (Part II) My first day on the job was March 7, 2016. The Rams had missed a lot of the recruiting season, but the incoming class wasn’t nearly as important as the culture of the team they were coming to. The team needed a sense of confidence. It needed a …

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