Mar 24

The Hiram College Adjustment Passing Game (Part II)

  By Henry Stanford, Head Coach and Adam Moses, Co-Offensive Coordinator Now, we take that same trail concept and we adjust the formation to a 3 x 2 set. With implementing the trail concept into this new formation (Example 2), the concept is still fully intact from a landmark triangle pass game perspective for the …

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Mar 23

The Hiram College Adjustment Passing Game (Part I)

Skip to Part 2 By Henry Stanford, Head Football Coach and Adam Moses, Co-Offensive Coordinator Over the years, teams have implemented various styles of passing. Some programs believe quick-short passing games that challenge defenses horizontally. Other programs believe in challenging opponent’s vertically. The problem that would arise with some systems is when you call a …

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Mar 22

Stealing Reps, Utilizing Quality Coaches, 21st Century Reality

The following article was written by David Buchanan, a high school head coach for over 25 years and a frequent contributor to AFM. This excerpt is from his book, ‘Black Shoes and White Shoestrings.’ You can reach Coach Buchanan at his email – David.buchanan@mercer.kyschools We had our first day of spring football today and it …

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Mar 21

Blitzing the QB Run-Game with 2-High Safeties (Part II)

  By Patrick Moynahan, Linebackers Coach Kenyon College Spy Match Coverage As previously stated we encountered issues with covering vertical route combinations with traditional 3-Deep, 3-Under zone coverages. To counteract these problems, we now play variations of our read quarters coverage behind most of our zone pressures. We’ll tag these coverages with the term “Spy …

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Mar 20

Blitzing the QB Run-Game with 2-High Safeties (Part I)

By Patrick Moynahan, Linebackers Coach Kenyon College At Kenyon College we try to counteract our light, but quick front seven going against larger offensive linemen by overload blitzing to the side of the back. Our favorite concept the past few seasons has been what we call “Inferno” – an overload blitz that begins with a …

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Mar 17

In-Season Practice Plan (Part III)

Southwest Minn. State University In-Season Practice Plan (Part III) By Cory Sauter, Head Football Coach Penalty-Free Thursday We emphasize the Red Zone for our “No Sweat” Thursday practice. Everything is at half speed. To keep our player’s minds from wandering, we have made it our goal to have a “Penalty-Free Thursday”. We do not want …

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Mar 16

Southwest Minnesota State University In-Season Practice Plan (Part II)

Southwest Minnesota State University In-Season Practice Plan (Part II) By Cory Sauter, Head Football Coach Positive Play Tuesday On Tuesday’s we emphasize 1st and 2nd downs. Essential they are the same down; we do not treat them differently. Our goal is to gain a profit and remain balanced on those downs. Worst-case scenario is no …

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Mar 15

In-Season Practice Plan (Part I)

Southwest Minnesota State University In-Season Practice Plan (Part I) By Cory Sauter, Head Football Coach Every year I like to evaluate our weekly in-season practice plan. I want to make sure we are as efficient as possible with our time and energy as a program. Are we spending too much time on situations that do …

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Mar 14

YOGA FOR ATHLETES: FOOTBALL PLAYERS

    By Ryanne Cunningham, Manager, You Flow Studios (Green Bay) Shoulder Rotation with Strap Players in all positions greatly benefit from the shoulder rotation with strap. This exercise helps stretch the muscles used when reaching for a block or to catch a pass at any angle of the arm rotation or when throwing the …

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Mar 13

We Don’t Need No…Football Coaches

Beyond the Scoreboard: What Football Means to Me—Win or Lose We Don’t Need No…Football Coaches By Eddie Fields, Teacher and Coach, Space Coast High School, Cocoa, FL Each day after practice I hop into my 2007 Ford Focus and start a reflective 30-minute trek homeward bound. This voyage usually includes a window-down Florida breeze (because …

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