Sep 22

Changing the Culture

by Gifford Lindheim, Head Football Coach Santa Monica College In 2009, I was asked to become the interim Head Football Coach at Santa Monica College three weeks before the start of fall camp. They were on probation, had no full time teaching position to offer, had won 3 and 2 games in the previous two …

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Sep 22

Beyond the Scoreboard: What Football Means to Me – Win or Lose

The mention of love in society generally conjures visions of hearts and flowers, creating a Disney-like mental picture of romantic relationships. The masculinity and machismo often associated with the gridiron does not immediately surface in this affectionate imagery. Still, love certainly permeates throughout the personal connections and bonds formed during pigskin participation. While traditional correspondence …

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Sep 20

VIDEO: Character First Coaching Philosophy

by John Sala Head Coach Anderson University (IN) As I have matured and grown as as coach, my priorities have done so, as well. From the time I started my head coaching journey (age 29) to now (43), the lens that I see the world through has, thankfully, changed considerably. I’d like to think that …

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Sep 19

8 Parts of the Body That are Crucial to Quarterback Accuracy

by Mitch Dahlen Co-Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach, College of Idaho As a quarterback coach, I am always wanting my guys to be more accurate. Getting to the magical 70% completion rate is a tough but attainable goal through constant progression and refinement. Quarterback mechanics have created a divide in many coaching circles because many …

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Sep 09

Building a Successful International Football Program

  By Tim Tobin, High School, College and International Coach 1. Long Term All of the clubs that I have worked with or spoke to that are now successful have strong youth programs which have developed the skills of their players and coaches by progressing them through the club’s programs. Starting with flag football and …

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Sep 09

Variations of the 3-3 Stack Defense

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Running a 3-3 stack or any other Odd Front defense allows for many advantages that offenses must contend with each week. On the most basic level, 3-Down fronts demand that the offense prepare for multiple pressure threats that could come from different sides of the defense. One of the reasons we like the 3-3 Stack …

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Sep 05

What Football Means to Me – Win or Lose

When I was eleven years old, my life changed forever. I walked into a room that smelled like an armpit. A man with a hook for an arm frowned at me, pointed toward a bunch of equipment and said “grab one of those, two of those, and a helmet!” I was scared to death that …

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Sep 05

COVERAGE 101: General Thoughts, Zone Principles, Coverage Menu

GENERAL THOUGHTS 1 – “Picks in ZONE, Break-Ups in MAN” 2 – Individualized Player Vision Capability Progression 3 – Saban/Dantonio Field Zone and Receiving Threats Understanding 4 – “Routes occur at 3-13-33” 5 – UNDER COVERAGE IN ZONES = IDEAL DEPTH LANDMARK is 12 YARDS 6 – TYPES of DEPARTURES and DROP ANGLES ZONE COVERAGE …

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Sep 02

Mt. St. Joseph University’s In-Season Strength Training Program

  By Mike Shibinski, MA, C.S.C.S. Director of Football Strength and Conditioning “The importance of coaching is the ability to not only teach players, but to motivate them to do the job they have to do. The conditioning of a football player is probably one of the most important single ingredients to his success. Without …

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Aug 29

Pass Protection

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PASS PROTECTION By Ken Wilmesheer Offensive Line coach Grossmont College Pass protection is perhaps an offensive lineman’s toughest challenge. Offensive line play is an unnatural task. It is a skill that is acquired through many hours of hard work. Offensive linemen must take pride and have the confidence in their ability to protect the quarterback. …

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