AFM RSS Feed Follow Us on Twitter       
User Name    Password 
Password Help
ABOUT |  CONTACT |  ADVERTISE |  HELP  
American Football Monthly Logo
SAFETY FIRST - Sponsored by Xenith





Full Access Streaming Technology

Watch any video any time for one low price

Defending the Spread


  "At St X, you play defense until you play offense", - Steve Specht
The 3-3-5 Bomber Defense - Steve Specht Head Coach St Xavier

Read more here...


St. Xavier High School (Cincinnati) Head Coach Steve Specht uses an odd stack – a 3-3-5 – as his base defense. His philosophy in the box is to employ read scheme techniques and behind that go five across in the secondary to disguise coverages. A two-time state champion, Specht is one of the most respected defensive minds in the nation. He recently completed a four-set series of DVDs on Zone Read Principles, Coverages, Blitzes, and Defending the Spread.

The DVDs are on sale at: AFM Videos.

Watch any streaming video anytime on any device!

Videos




New Premiere DVDs On Sale Now at AFMVideos.com!

Adapting the Up Tempo Spread to Today's Wing-T


Left: Rex Lardner Interviews Nansemond-Suffolk Academy Head Coach Lew Johnston on this exciting set of Up Tempo Spread Wing-T videos.

1. Installation 67 mins
2. The Run Game 74 mins
3. The Run Game Bonus Footage Game Film
4. The Passing Game 76 mins
5. The Passing Game Bonus Footage Game Film
6. Attacking Defenses 71 mins

Online X's & O's

Making Offensive Personnel Groupings Easy For Your Players (And You)

I was recently asked by a friend how to make sense of utilizing multiple offensive personnel groupings and make it simple enough for all players to understand.  Years ago I went from just one personnel group to multiple personnel groupings and was faced with the same question.  I wasn’t a numbers guy so the tried …

Continue reading »


Trusting God and Doing What You Do

I?ve never personally met Coach Tony Dungy but, along with my dad, he has helped me to change for the better so that my wife, Stephanie, hasn?t kicked me out of the house after 21 years of living with a psycho football coach. My dad and Steele Harmon became big fans of Coach Dungy because …

Continue reading »


Showing Triple?Running Double

Not every coach wants to run a true triple option offense for a number of reasons. One of the main reasons is the perception that truly mastering the triple play is time consuming and very difficult. While this is certainly not true, one alternative that I tell coaches who want to run some option but …

Continue reading »


Hot Products

View All Hot Products

E-Z Call Wrist Coach - Adult BLACK

EZ Call Wristbands
Email Us for Large Quantity Discounts



AFM Videos Streaming Memberships Now Available


 


NEW PRODUCT ALERT


The easiest, most efficient play calling system in football!
Discover EZ Call


Coming up In the August Issue:



X and O Library

  • Play Keep-Away: Each time your team punts, the goal is to kick it 40 yards and out of bounds.
  • Flex Fronts: Stop offenses by using a different front on every play.
  • Fixed Front: Defending trips to the field and in the boundary with a stable pre-snap look
  • Pressure Defenses, Part II: Having the proper angle for each player is crucial in pursuing a ball carrier in space.
  • Teaching the Inside and Outside Zone Using 3-Person Groups
  • Pressure Defenses (Part I) – Specific stunts and gap exchanges – when coordinated correctly – can improve team defense.
  • Situational Analysis – Having a specific gameplan for each offensive situation enhances your chances of success.
  • MODERNIZING THE WING-T By emulating Auburn's modified Wing-T offense, you can have a dynamic, deceptive running attack.
  • The 35 Defensive Package Cover 3, Cover 4, and Blitz Packages Part II
  • BE SPECIAL By committing to better special team practice organization, your units will create more explosive plays.

  • FREE ARTICLES

  • Icing on the Cake
  • Prevention of Exertional Heat-Related Illnesses
  • A Question of CHARACTER
  • Mixing Business and Pleasure
  • Safety First: Concussion Management and Return-to-Play Protocol
  • Pressure Packed – Game-like drills will help your quarterback make good decisions.
  • Your Take: Expanding Your Coaching Network
  • David vs Goliath
  • Having the Right Mouthguard
  • Your Take: Win The Offseason: Organization Matters
  • SERVE and PROTECT
  • Major Undertaking
  • FREE FORM - Running Back Drill and Technique Checklist
  • FINDING THE RIGHT CONDITIONING COACH
  • Letter from AFM – Social Studies
  • The Coach’s Role on the Athletic Health Care Team
  • A-Turf® Titan: the Industry's Best-Performing Artificial Turf System
  • Champion Communicators
  • Solid Foundation
  • Lessons from Leaders
















  • HOME
    MAGAZINE
    SUBSCRIBE ONLINE COLUMNISTS COACHING VIDEOS BUYERS GUIDE


    Copyright 2014, AmericanFootballMonthly.com
    All Rights Reserved