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Today's spotlight Ed Zaunbrecher - Successful 2-Pt. Plays

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Coach Z's full video - Buy HERE

Successful Two-Point Conversion Plays presents a detailed overview of plays that teams can use to successfully attack defenses in two-point and goal-line situations. The DVD reviews red-zone strategies commonly employed by defenses and explains how teams can effectively engage them. The DVD also details routes that can be employed in two-point packages against specific defensive strategies (zone, man-to-man, blitzing).

Among the topics covered: 

• Opponent’s red zone strategy
• YAK cut-ups 
• The Cougar route
• Snake (sniper) route 
• Cougar cut-ups
• GLOP (glance/option) 
• The Panther route
• Colt route 
• Tiger & COP route
• River/flood route
• Tiger & COP cut-ups
• Win route 
• YAK (Y stick) route
• Win cut-ups 
• YAK pump route

Previous video spotlights:

Coach Christensen's full video - Buy HERE

The Quick-Passing Game in the Spread Offense presents a comprehensive overview of the key factors involved in executing the quick-passing game in the spread offense. Each factor is explained in detail and illustrated with game film cut-ups. The DVD also covers the three basic receiver routes in the quick-passing game in the spread offense. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Formations and blocking schemes
  • Slant
  • Hitch
  • Fast out
  • Game clips

Previous video spotlights:

Coach Stubbs' full video - Buy HERE

A winning offense must get its best offensive players on the field if it wants to maximize its opportunities for success. As such, in a given formation those 11 players increase its chances to be successful if it creates a reason for the defense to make an adjustment. In that regard, all factors considered, the more coaches study an opponent the more they will be able to predict a particular defensive adjustment in response to a specific formation. Creating Offensive Advantages With Personnel Grouping and Pre-Snap Movement Formations reviews the basic elements involved in developing a flexible offensive attack. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Personnel groupings
  • Formations
  • Adjustment by halfback
  • Pre-snap movement
  • Motions
  • Sample personnel groupings
  • Bunch/stack samples
  • Scramble
  • Mix examples
  • FIN/FOB motion
  • Race/Roy Yo/Yo/Yo
  • Shift
  • Motion to empty

 

Previous video spotlights:

Coach Myer's full video - Buy HERE

Receiver-Route Techniques presents a step-by-step, visual overview of the fundamentals and techniques involved in running receiver routes effectively. Appropriate for coaches at all competitive levels, the DVD explains and demonstrates how receiver routes should be run. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Routes for medium-range passes
  • Routes for long-range passes
  • Vertical-stretch routes
  • The "9" or streak route

 

Previous video spotlights:

Coach Plaa's full video - Buy HERE

The Spread Gun Wing-T: The Belly Series provides an invaluable resource for coaches on both sides of the ball. The DVD reviews the key factors involved in executing the basic plays involved in the belly series—belly, belly wide, belly counter, and big belly pass. The DVD also details several of the common errors that occur when running the belly series and offers tips on how coaches can fix them.

Among the topics covered:

  • Teaching the belly play
  • Teaching the belly wide play
  • Teaching the belly counter play
  • Teaching play-action from the belly

 

Previous video spotlights:

Art's full video - Buy HERE

Offensive Line Run Blocking offers a detailed overview of the fundamentals and techniques that are involved in effective run blocking. Featuring one of the most respected coaches in the game, the DVD also includes a series of proven drills that are designed to develop the essential skills attendant to sound run blocking. Using on-the-field player demonstrations, each drill is explained and covered in an easy-to-understand and apply manner. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • Stance
  • One-step drill
  • Step-off drill
  • Fit and finish
  • Cage drill
  • Defensive lineman drive, direction, and finish drill
  • Linebacker drive, direction, and finish drill
  • Down block
  • Through blocks
  • Yo-yo drill
  • The pulling drill
  • Fit series

 

Previous video spotlights:

Carl's full video - Buy HERE

Featuring one of the most respected offensive line coaches in the history of the NFL, Pass-Protection Schemes details the concepts, principles, and blocking patterns for six different pass-protection schemes. The blocking rules and assignments for each scheme are detailed and explained. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • Act 12/13
  • Smoke 10/11
  • K 4/5
  • Check with me
  • Turn 2/3
  • 28/29

 

Past Video Spotlights:

Hinshaw's full video - Buy HERE

Pressure Concepts From the 4-2-5 Defense examines some of the most effective ways the 4-2-5 provides defenses with opportunities to apply pressure from either the outside or the inside. The DVD reviews the options for keeping the coverage in tact while exerting pressure. The DVD also details how teams can employ multiple blitzes with two linebackers. In addition, the DVD looks at how teams can achieve edge pressure with the secondary. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Which pressure concept best fits your personnel
  • Which area of offense will you design pressure to attack?
  • Thoughts on 0 man with pressure
  • Thoughts on man-free with pressure
  • Thoughts on zone pressure
  • Random thoughts

 Past Video Spotlights:

Emendorfer's full video - Buy HERE

Trick Plays from the Spread Offense presents a complete guide to utilizing trick plays from the spread offense. The DVD details a game-tested trick-play package for the spread offense, including why trick plays should be used, when to employ trick plays, and how to teach and implement the trick-play package. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • Double passes
  • Semi-roll throwbacks
  • Reverse series
  • Funky formations

 Past Video Spotlights:

Wilkinson's full video - Buy HERE

A Simplified Approach to the Bunch Formation details a bunch package that can be added to any current offensive system. The DVD reviews several different running schemes that can provide the offense with multiple ways to attack the defense. The DVD also features a simple passing game that is designed to give offensive teams an easy way to advance the ball down the field. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • Ways to move the bunch
  • Bunch running game
  • Bunch passing game
  • Other bunch ideas

 Past Video Spotlights:

Wilkinson's full video - Buy HERE

The Multiple Screen Game presents a detailed overview of how to install and execute a multiple screen package for any offense. The screen package is designed to allow coaches to get the ball into the hands of their playmakers. The DVD explains how to install the screens in practice and reviews the key coaching points for each type of screen. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • Wide receiver screen
  • Running back screen
  • Double screen
  • Now screen
  • Throwback screen
  • Roll-out screen

 

Past Video Spotlights:

Monica's full video - Buy HERE

Blitz Packages for the 4-2-5 Defense offers a comprehensive resource for coaches who want to develop their team’s ability to blitz effectively from a 4-2-5 defensive scheme. The DVD reviews several examples of proven blitz packages that can be employed against specific types of offensive looks and systems. The DVD also features a number of drills that can be used to enhance the skills and techniques involved in blitzing. 

Among the topics covered: 
• Cobra vs. twins formation 
• Cobra vs. 11 and 12 personnel 
• Cobra vs. 10 personnel 
• Cobra under 
• Blitz-peel drill 
• Tom and Otis 
• Whip and smash 
• Whip vs. 3x1 and empty 
• Smash 
• Plan A 
• Film cut-ups

Past Video Spotlights

Monica's full video - Buy HERE

Robber Coverage From the 4-2-5 Defense provides an overview of the key factors involved in successfully executing robber coverage from a 4-2-5 defensive scheme. The DVD details how to employ robber coverage against a variety of offensive alignments and receiver packages. The DVD also includes a position-specific discussion of the roles of the various 11 defenders in the 4-2-5. In addition, the DVD features several drills that can be used to develop the essential skills and techniques in the 4-2-5. 

Among the topics covered: 

• 4-2-5 robber vs. twins 
• 4-2-5 robber vs. 22 personnel 
• 4-2-5 robber vs. pro-formation 
• 4-2-5 robber vs. 11 personnel 
• 3x1 check call 
• Run fits: power, iso, and trap 
• Film cut-ups 
• Drills

Past Video Spotlights

West's full video - Buy HERE

Shotgun Zone Series presents a philosophical overview and in-depth analysis of the basic fundamentals, techniques, and blocking schemes necessary to execute the shotgun zone series from both one- and two-back sets. Plays in this series are designed to attack the bubble of defensive schemes, creating an offensive advantage using combo blocks and movement on the line of scrimmage in order to establish a strong inside running game. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • “Bang-and-bend” philosophy with the F back
  • “bang-and-bounce” philosophy with the F back
  • F inside zone vs. even 4-4 defense
  • “G” scheme vs. even “over” alignment
  • F inside zone vs. odd 3-4 defense
  • Adjustments vs. 3-3 odd stack defense

 

Past Video Spotlights

West's video - Buy HERE

Shotgun Dart Scheme presents a comprehensive overview of how to execute the dart play from both one- and two-back shotgun formations, either with or without a tight end. The DVD reviews the philosophy of the dart scheme, blocking rules, and the basic fundamental techniques for all offensive positions. 

Among the topics covered: 

  • Dart scheme vs. even front
  • Dart scheme vs. odd front
  • “Sprint” variation
  • “Sprint” quarterback variation
  • “Boss” call

 

Past Video Spotlights

Axman's video - Buy HERE

Quarters Coverage Pass Attack presents an in-depth analysis of how teams can attack quarters pass coverage with the pass game. The DVD details both the strengths and the weaknesses of quarters coverage and then explores general pass concepts and specific pass patterns that can effectively be utilized to attack quarters coverage. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Quarters coverage strengths and weaknesses
  • General pass concepts for attacking quarters coverage
  • Attacking quarters coverage with the hi/lo fish and seal concept
  • Attacking quarters coverage with the out concept
  • Attacking quarters coverage with the quick game

Past Video Spotlights

Jacobs' RPO video - Buy HERE

 

Spread Choice Run Screen Game Quadruple Option: 4 Plays in 1 provides an in-depth look at "pre-" and "post-" snap reads that adds a fourth option to horizontal stretch triple option football. The DVD reviews a scheme that enables teams to maximize their point outpoint, while not wasting plays. The scheme is based on a simple system that allows teams to incorporate an entire offense into one play. The DVD is designed as a resource for teams and coaches at all competitive levels. 

 

Among the topics covered:

 

  • Pre-snap read
  • Quarterback run phase
  • Boundary throw
  • Screen phase
  • Option phase
  • Blocking the wrap game
  • 3-4 team
  • Odd front
  • Doubles
  • Trips

 

Video spotlight

Hargitt's RPO video - Buy HERE

Air Raid Offense: Packaging Run Plays With Quick Passes and Screens covers the concept of packaging commonly used air raid run concepts with typically employed quick pass and quick screen concepts. The DVD explains how efforts to package these concepts can be easily installed and communicated to disrupt and disorient opposing defenses. In addition, extensive game footage that illustrates the key coaching covered in the DVD is included. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Basics of a run/pass package
  • Rationale
  • Runs packaged with quick screens
  • Runs packaged with quick passes
  • Video

 

Spotlight: Norris' "D-Line Drills" - Buy HERE 

Defensive Line Drills to Make the Game Slow Down details a series of game-preparing exercises that are designed to develop winning habits in a team’s defensive linemen. The DVD offers a number of proven drills that coaches can employ that build the basic fundamentals that are essential in productive defensive linemen. Not only will these drills have an impact on the individual skills and abilities of defensive linemen, they also are designed to improve their overall play as well. Featuring one of the most respected defensive line coaches in the game, the DVD is an invaluable resource that can help coaches at all competitive levels. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Individual communication
  • One gap control philosophy
  • Drills must have carryover value
  • Strategy
  • Stack drill
  • Stepover bags drill
  • Pop-up drills
  • Hoop drill
  • On-the-field demonstration

 

Video spotlight

Olivadotti's "Defeating Blocks" - Buy HERE 

 

Second- and Third-Level Weapons for Defeating Blocks provides an overview of what coaches can do to teach their linebackers and defensive backs to defeat offensive blocks. The DVD details seven different techniques that defenders can employ to defeat blocks. Each technique is explained and demonstrated in an easy-to-understand and –apply manner. In addition, the DVD also features drills for developing the skills involved in each technique.

Among the topics covered:

  • Frontal technique
  • One-hand stab technique
  • Shoulder-forearm contact technique
  • Low-shed technique
  • Wipe-off technique
  • Rip-and-dip technique
  • Beating the crack block
  • Drill philosophy
  • Roll, lock-out, and extend drill
  • One-hand stab drill
  • Shoulder-forearm drill
  • Low-shed drill
  • Wipe-off drill
  • Rip-and-dip drill
  • Crack-block drill

 

 Past video spotlights 

 

Spread Offense Passing Game - Buy HERE 

The Spread Offense Passing Game provides a detailed overview of how coaches can execute a successful passing attack in a spread offense. The DVD explains how coaches can make the defense defend the entire field and how coaches can effectively utilize the passing game when the defense loads up the box in an attempt to stop the run game. Featuring the spread offense employed by the undefeated 2004 University of Utah team, the DVD offers an exceptional resource for teams who want to be able to run and throw the ball out of multiple formations, using multiple personnel groupings. 

Among the base run plays covered: 

  • Spread offense philosophy
  • 5-man protection
  • Sprint protection
  • Quick passing attack
  • 6-man protection
  • 4 verticals

 

The Spread Offense Running Game. Buy HERE

The Spread Offense Running Game presents a detailed overview of how coaches can execute a successful running attack in a spread offense. The DVD explains how coaches can make the defense defend the entire field and how coaches can effectively utilize the running game when the defense shows a 2-deep look in an attempt to stop the passing game. Featuring the base run plays in the spread offense employed by the undefeated 2004 University of Utah team, the DVD offers an exceptional resource for teams who want to be able to run and throw the ball out of multiple formations, using multiple personnel groupings. 

Among the base run plays covered: 

  • 14/15 read
  • 10/11 trap
  • 8/9 speed
  • 6/7 shovel
  • Quarterback wrap

 

Pete Lembo's Shield Punt. Buy HERE

Shield Punt Protection presents an overview of how coaches can implement and execute shield protection when their teams are punting. The DVD details a step-by-step progression foe teaching shield protection, including base alignment and stances. The DVD also reviews the “net concept” of punt coverage which involves three waves of coverage. In addition, the DVD explains how players on the punt coverage team can defeat openfield leverage blocks by members of the punt return team. 

Among the topics covered:

  • Shield punt: base alignments & stances
  • Frontline: teaching progression
  • Punt coverage: net concept
  • Defeating openfield leverage blocks
  • Cut-ups

 

 

Perfecting the Reach Block provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamental skills and techniques for successfully executing a reach block. In detailed step-by-step fashion, the DVD explains and demonstrates how offensive linemen should perform the reach block. Among the basic aspects covered are footwork, body alignment, hand placement, proper fit, and finish. The DVD also addresses how a reach block should be executed against both a tight and a wide technique, as well as at the linebacker level. Featuring cutting-edge information that places a particular emphasis on player safety, the DVD is a must-have resource for coaches and athletes at all competitive levels.
 

Among the topics covered: 

 
• Foot placement 
• Strong frame 
• Closing the curtain 
• Trailing 
• Reach technique recourse 
• Fit drill 
• Second-level blocking 
• Second-level blocking foot placement 
• Second-level blocking angles 
• How to get out of there as a center 
• S.P.P.A.T. 
• Common questions

Go inside a great HS program with Alex Gibbs and see how he teaches their staff his brand of Wide Zone. This will be a one of a kind teaching tape for your library.

The new Alex Gibbs teaching video series.

Details and link to buy HERE

 

Coaching the Wide Zone: Understanding the Basics provides a comprehensive overview of the key factors involved in successfully running the wide zone play—widely considered to be a mainstay in the offensive arsenal of many collegiate and NFL teams. Featuring one of the most respected coaches in the game, the DVD details the roles and responsibilities of each position on the offensive side of the ball when executing the wide zone, a versatile play that can be adapted to most offensive systems. The DVD is designed to be a resource that is appropriate for coaches and teams at all competitive levels.

 

 

Among the topics covered: 

 

 

• Attacking half the defenders 

 

• The spot we want to aim everything at 

 

• Blocking scheme coordination 

 

• Tailback 

 

• Naked passes 

 

• Quarterback read 

 

• How many hands on the down linemen 

 

• Splits 

 

• Offensive linemen positioning 

 

• Upstances 

 

• Hit people who are running 

 

• Wide zone — weak vs. strong 

 

• Cut-up analysis

 

The new Alex Gibbs teaching video series.

Details and link to buy HERE

 

Installing the Wide Zone details the steps that coaches need to take with their team to effectively install the wide zone, a play that enables the ballcarrier to either bounce the play outside or cut up the field one yard past where the tight end was aligned. Featuring one of the most respected coaches in the game, the DVD is a tool for coaches who want to utilize their available practice time in the most efficient and productive manner possible. The DVD also reviews the common problems that coaches can encounter when installing the wide zone.

 

 

Among the topics covered: 

 

 

• Using the book 

 

• Every play has four pictures 

 

• Do pros read their playbooks? 

 

• Wide strong 

 

• No corners 

 

• First step needs to look like your run step 

 

• Common problems with installing the wide zone 

 

• Cut-up analysis

 

Past video spotlights - Coach Chris Ash

Everyday Defensive Back Drills [Click video above - IT WORKS]

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Past video spotlights:

Complete teaching video - Click HERE

Everyday Defensive Back Drills features a series of game-tested drills that coaches can use to develop the skill level of their defensive backs. The DVD is designed as a resource for coaches who want to work on the fundamentals and techniques of their defensive backs on a daily basis. The DVD also details and discusses the 10 commandments of defensive back play. 

Among the topics covered:

  • The ten commandments of defensive back play
  • Defensive back priorities
  • Defensive back stance
  • Start
  • Backpedal
  • Turns
  • Breaks
  • Agility box
  • Pedal box
  • Two-line drills
  • Angle flip go’s
  • Shuffle agility
  • T-step
  • Pedal, plant & drive
  • W drill
  • Close drill
  • Pop-ups
  • Cone plant

Past video spotlights

Complete teaching video - Click  HERE

Coaching the Inside Veer From the Pistol explains how the inside veer scheme provides offenses with three plays (inside veer, shovel option, spread option), each of which is designed to take advantages of different things the defense does. Focusing on the inside veer, the DVD reviews the key factors involved in running this aggressive downhill play, one in which any one of the three ballcarriers can carry the ball. Among the aspects covered in the DVD are simple rules for the reads, footwork for the quarterback, teaching the two basics skills essential in the veer (mesh and pitch), and blocking rules for the veer. The DVD also looks at how to run the inside veer again odd, under, and over fronts.

Among the topics covered:

  • How we got here
  • Why the pistol?
  • Formation concepts
  • The system
  • Overview of the inside veer
  • Teaching the mesh
  • Teaching the pitch
  • Inside veer against odd, under, and over fronts
  • Inside veer double-load concept

 

Complete teaching video - Click  HERE

Midline Option Concepts From the Pistol explains how the midline from the pistol formation can not only add versatility to a team’s offense attack, it also can present defenses with a number of challenges. The DVD details the key factors involved in successfully executing the midline option, including quarterback rules and reads, coaching points for the backs, and offensive line blocking rules. The DVD also reviews how to run play-action off the midline.

Among the topics covered:

  • How we got here
  • Why move to the pistol?
  • Formation concepts
  • The pistol system
  • Teaching the mesh
  • Making the read
  • Midline blocking rules
  • Midline to a 3 technique
  • Midline to a shade, 1, or 2i
  • Midline to an odd front
  • Midline complements
  • Midline play-action

 

Complete teaching video - Click cover below

Coaching the Inside and Outside Zone Read From the Pistol reviews the key factors involved in successfully executing the zone read game from the pistol formation. The DVD details the basic concepts and principles underlying the pistol formation and explains why the zone read game from the pistol presents serious challenges for defenses. The DVD also looks at the quarterback’s calls, offensive line rules, and play-calling designations for the zone read game from the pistol.

Among the topics covered:

  • How we got here
  • Why the pistol?
  • Formation concepts
  • Inside zone/zone read
  • Zone-lead concepts
  • Inside-read game
  • Outside zone read

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Author - Kyle Williams

 

Today's spotlight video: Form Tackling Techniques & Drills

 

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Form Tackling Technique & Drills features proven teaching progressions that coaches can use to develop the basic factors involved in sound form tackling. In a step-by-step, easy-to-understand fashion, the DVD explains and demonstrates each element. The DVD also includes a number of drills that are designed to enhance the various aspects attendant to effective form tackling. The DVD is designed as an invaluable resource for coaches and players at all competitive levels.

 

 

Among the topics covered: 

 

 

• The clamp 

 

• Hit-up progression 

 

• Near Foot Teaching Progression 

 

• Profile tackle 

 

• Alley tempo 

 

• Gather tackle 

 

• Roll tackle 

 

• Vice tackle 

 

• Cut tackle 

 

• Mirror tackle 

 

• Stiff-arm tackle 

 

• Pin the spin

 Be sure to check out Coach Williams' complete library HERE.

 

 

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