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Grand Junction Head Coach Robbie Owens interview with Rex Lardner on the No Huddle Power Pistol Offense.

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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

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The University of Sioux Falls Six Basics of Defense

Last month, we talked about our three weapons (eyes, hands, and feet) that we teach each player as a part of our defense at the University of Sioux Falls.  This month we will advance in our progression to what we call ?The six basics? of defense.  We believe that if each player can master these …

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Developing Toughness Through Strongman Training/ Gut Check Workouts

Toughness is a characteristic that is highly desirable in football players. The ability to endure, adapt and overcome is a trait that allows teams and players to push themselves beyond their comfort zone. As coaches, we are always looking for ways to create situations that require our players to overcome adversity. We feel strongman training …

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Kicking Scrimmage ? Practicing Special Teams, Third Down Offense, and The Free Kick

Years ago I heard now retired coach Wally Hood present a clinic on the kicking scrimmage. This special teams focused scrimmage format allowed a team to work all phases of the game, but gave emphasis and most reps to the special teams. When I became a high school head coach this was something I implemented …

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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.


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  • Prevention of Exertional Heat-Related Illnesses
  • A Question of CHARACTER
  • Mixing Business and Pleasure
  • Safety First: Concussion Management and Return-to-Play Protocol
  • Your Take: Expanding Your Coaching Network
  • David vs Goliath
  • Having the Right Mouthguard
  • Your Take: Win The Offseason: Organization Matters
  • Major Undertaking
  • FREE FORM - Running Back Drill and Technique Checklist
  • 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
  • Letter from AFM – Coach, Writer, Friend

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