Mar 10

The Ultimate Offense – Run Plays and Concepts (Part III)

  By Bruce Pielstick, Offensive Coordinator MidAmerica Nazarene University       PLAY BLOCKING Point Of RB AIMING STYLE CONCEPT ATTACK POINT   ZONE SCHEMES Inside ZoneVertical ZoneG-Toutside hip G   Outside ZoneReach ZoneTEoutside hip of TE   JetReach ZoneTE or wk OToutside TE or wk OT   GAP SCHEMES PowerDown, Kick & Pull TE …

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Mar 09

THE ULTIMATE OFFENSE – OFFENSIVE PHILOSOPHY (Part II)

“Multiplicity and Balance with Great Tempo”   By Bruce Pielstick, Offensive Coordinator MidAmerica Nazarene University   MULTIPLE GROUPINGS There will be a wide variety and number of combinations of each position utilized. From 0-3 running backs to 0-3 Tight Ends, to 0-5 Wide Receivers. Plus extra linemen if available and different styles of Quarterbacks.   …

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Mar 08

The “Ultimate” Offense – A new way of thinking about Offense (Part I)

  A new way of thinking about Offense By Bruce Pielstick, Offensive Coordinator MidAmerica Nazarene University Every offensive coach in America is looking for the edge or a way to get ahead of their opponent’s defense. There is no question that conducting an organized, quick, efficient offense in the fastest manner possible is a great …

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Mar 07

Defending RPOs: Run Your Defense

  By Mark Theophel, Defensive Coordinator Hartwick College With RPOs being talked about at almost every level of football across the country, it’s becoming increasingly important for defenses to come up with ways to deal with multiple options on every play. These Run/Pass Options aren’t going anywhere and Offensive Coordinators are getting more and more …

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Mar 06

Q and A with New Buena Vista University Head Coach Grant Mollring

Grant Mollring was hired to take over the BVU football program in December of 2016. Mollring arrived in Storm Lake after having served as the offensive coordinator at Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska for three seasons, and before that was the offensive coordinator for four years at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska. He served as …

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Mar 03

Open Door Policy for WR Fundamentals (Part II)

By Steve Heck, Wide Receivers Coach, Kutztown University and Matt Pirolli, Wide Receivers Coach, Central Bucks West High School (PA) It is important to force the receiver to adjust to throws that are both high and behind him. These two-plane adjustment catches are very difficult, yet occur often. Focus on the ball. Feel the end …

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Mar 02

Open Door Policy for WR Fundamentals (Part I)

By Steve Heck, Wide Receivers Coach, Kutztown University and Matt Pirolli, Wide Receivers Coach, Central Bucks West High School (PA) Position coaches have sought various methods and teaching tools to help refine the specific fundamentals they emphasize during individual periods. Most programs have sleds for blocking and tackling. They have quarterback nets. They have blasters …

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Mar 01

Building a Coaching Staff & Program: Technique Practice

Over the past few days I have talked to a couple of young head coaches who are looking to build a staff. It reminded me of the conversations I had with Chuck Smith, 25 years ago, when we were young head coaches and trying to build a staff. He was at Boyle and I was …

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Feb 28

Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round System for Athletic Development and Program Success (Part II)

(Part (II), Continued from yesterday   The second and more common reason that many coaches neglect teaching component skills is because they are in a much different and more advanced stage of learning. Coaches can easily overlook component skills because they simply don’t think about them anymore. The vast majority of coaches, particularly coaches who …

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Feb 27

Coaching Better Every Season: A Year-Round System for Athletic Development and Program Success (Part I)

Understanding Motivation and the Learning Process Effective coaches devote considerable time to identifying and creating training activities for their athletes. But even the most creative and engaging learning activities will miss the mark if coaches do not also consider the influence of their athletes’ motivation to engage in the learning experience. Athlete motivation determines the …

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