Apr 11

A Simple RPO (Part I)

A Simple RPO (Part I) By Matt Kalb, Offensive Coordinator McMurry University Being a “Pro-style” offense, I was slow to the RPO trend. We’ve always used WR screens (we call them ‘Keys’, taken from Coach Noel Mazzone) in conjunction with our run game; however, these are used to help us execute the run play called …

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Apr 10

Pass Rushing Mentality, Run Stopping Reality

Pass Rushing Mentality, Run Stopping Reality By Derelle Hankins, Defensive Line Coach Marian University “Play the run on the way to the QB!” That is our philosophy as a defensive line unit. Our defense is confident enough in our ability to stop the run; therefore, we rely on our ability to rush the quarterback as …

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Apr 07

Building Championship-Level Football Players (Part II)

By CJ Richardson, M.Ed., M.A., CSCS, USAW-1 Director of Sports Performance & Assistant Football Coach Sul Ross State University Build Psychological Toughness You cannot separate the physical aspect of performance from the mental. The elite performers master the art of both physical and mental preparation. This is sometimes less concrete in its implementation, but the …

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Apr 06

Building Championship-Level Football Players (Part I)

By CJ Richardson, M.Ed., M.A., CSCS, USAW-1 Director of Sports Performance & Assistant Football Coach Sul Ross State University Every football strength and conditioning coach has similar goals during the off-season program. No matter whom you ask, the priorities are probably some version of the following: *Increase muscle mass *Develop strength and power *Improve speed, …

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Apr 05

THE PURPLE PACT PROGRAM (Part II)

  With this amount of funding, Coach Marcucio knew there was only one thing to do and that was to use it for the benefit of the Westhill student-athletes (and eventually all student extracurricular activities and sports boys or girls) by establishing a support system and program that would provide very specific tutoring and mentoring …

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Apr 04

The Purple “PACT” (Players Academic Counseling and Tutoring Program – Part I)

An Introduction of the Formation of an Academic School Based Program for Student Athletes at Westhill High School (CT). It is based on the principals that were developed by:Dr. Al Petitpas of Springfield College and authored by Coach Frank Marcucio. An Introduction to The Purple “PACT” (Players Academic Counseling and Tutoring Program) and modeled after …

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Apr 03

Q and A with Coach James Vint

  Coach James Vint, an assistant coach at Estacado High School In Lubbock, Texas has authored a new book that is available in hard cover or paperback entitled, “Installing Explosive RPO Concepts Into Any Offense.” We recently completed a Q & A with Coach Vint. #1 – What led to this overall concept being published? …

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Mar 31

Engineering Your Culture: 5 Keys to Team Excellence

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 a team. This article contains some of the keys that …

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Mar 30

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

  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 …

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Mar 29

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

  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 …

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