Fast & Furious

Meet Coach Stewart

Coached football for 27 years, winning championships with 6th graders, 8th graders, high school freshman, and high school varsity.  He coached 9 years at the youth and freshman level, always serving as head coach, then 16 years at the varsity level, the past 12 as the varsity head coach.

Turnaround artist

As assistant coach, helped McFarland break a 19-game losing streak to go 8-2 and make playoffs for the 4th time in 75 year school history. After a 3-year hiatus, returned as head coach to a 1-19 McFarland program. Led them back into the playoffs in year two. McFarland had no weight room, 3 coaching stipends, 600 students in the school, and every student was in the free lunch program.

Coach moved on to 900 student Corcoran to break a 27-game losing streak with an undefeated league championship in Year 2.

The pinnacle of his career was Porterville, a school with 2,000 students in a rural, agricultural setting.  They had never won a playoff game in 100 years and had only won 8 games in the 5 years before his arrival.  He started a 501(c) booster club from scratch, formed 3 youth feeder teams, and completely re-built the dilapidated weight room with $40,000.

Porterville won 36 games in four years, won 6 playoff games, a league championship, and played for back-to-back section championships.

In 2018, Stewart traveled to Pennsylvania to coach a 6-24 program. They went 9-1, ranking 9th in the state in total offense.

Stewart has re-built all of these schools despite NEVER COACHING A SCHOLARSHIP PLAYER !!!  Also, he has only lost 2 players to grades in his entire career as his Academic Gameplan is a solid, year-round program.  But Stewart’s strength is Team Building…at all 4 levels: Players, Coaches, Campus, & Community.

Coach Stewart served 4 years in the USMC and has a bachelors in biology and minors in chemistry and physics.  In addition to teaching science, Stewart has also taught Advanced Strength and Conditioning.

Available

  • Course 1: Tackling and Pursuit Drills DVD for any defense;
  • Course 2: Even Front Defense for Youth Football DVD; This is a 6-2 defense.
  • Course 3: Odd Front Defense for Youth Football DVD; This is a 5-3 defense in which all the positions and terminology match the Even Front DVD so your players aren’t confused.
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What is in the course?

Championship Youth Football Even Front Defense

Play even front defense with the benefit of a nose tackle and an angle scheme that confuses youth blocking schemes Develop a bend but don’t break mentality that shuts down the big play Use linebacker blitzes to create havoc against even the best offensive scheme Implement a tackling circuit that takes the place of conditioning and trains your defense to swarm to the ball Rick Stewart has taken his Gang Green 4-2-5 defense and made it a success at the high school level. In this exceptional football DVD, Coach Stewart shows you the principles that have made his gang green defense a success, and how to implement this easily at a youth level. He uses a plethora of on-field videos to demonstrate all of the drills, stunts, and blitzes so coaches can see the proper way to teach heads-up tacking along with the fundamentals of defensive play. Coach Stewart begins with a philosophical look at alignments and the basis of this gap control defense. He does an excellent job of introducing the terminology, alignments and responsibilities through multimedia slides and on field demonstrations. You’ll see the proper flows for defensive linemen to the inside linebackers all the way back to the secondary. Any championship defense must be able to defend three types of flow; full flow, option full and counter flow pursuit to the ball. Coach Stewart breaks down the proper flows for defensive linemen to the inside linebackers all the way back to the secondary. In each position you’ll learn how all types of flow are handled in the even front defense. Coach then moves to the secondary as he moves through the route progressions and routes that are mainly used on the youth level. Multimedia and on field demonstrations give you a great look on how to teach your young athletes to be successful. Coverages are then broken down that are built for success once again at the youth level. Blitzes that are used within those coverages are shown at a simplistic level. Coach Stewart presents his 6-step sequence to proper tackling, as well as his team tackling circuit that can be taught with or without pads on. The Funnel Drill is a high intensity drill that will make your players physical enough to stop any running attack. This drill has been one that is successful for coach year in and year out. Stewart shares five pursuit drills he closes practice to emphasize the proper flows and pursuit to the football to get 11 hats on the ball. In addition, he explains why they take the place of wind sprints. Coach Stewart does an amazing job of showing how an even front defense aligns to any offense and how to recognize formations for proper alignments. He creates an easy set of rules for his back 8 to align to any formation. This scheme is easy to understand and the teaching progression is set up to use practice time in an efficient way.

Championship Youth Football Odd Front Defense

Implement a simple defensive scheme with rules that will allow youth players to be aggressive without having to think too much Defend and stuff the run Shut down the most potent passing attacks Teach proper tackling techniques that will enable your players to tackle with confidence Rick Stewart understands the importance of the youth football program to help build all of the fundamentals needed to succeed – not only for the player, but for the program they are involved in. Using multiple presentation slides and on the field demonstrations, Coach Stewart takes you through each position of an odd front defense and what adjustments are made versus various offensive formations. He includes his blitz package showing you 1-, 2- and 3-linebacker blitzes. Coach Stewart begins with an overview of philosophical beliefs, both as a coach and as a defensive coach, that you can incorporate into your program. Stewart then takes you through his odd front defense and what makes it unique verses an even front. Each position and their alignment is then broken down in detail through on screen diagrams and on field demonstrations. He stresses the importance of containing the perimeter at the youth level. Coach uses various formations so you are prepared for anything that is thrown out to you by an opposing offense. Coach teaches his shotgun approach to rep both offensive schemes, while emphasizing more defensive schematics. Stewart continues his detail presentation, by focusing on the various fronts and slants you can present out of the odd front defense, even at the youth level. Blitzes and techniques are displayed on the field for easy implementation. One important aspect of any defense is how well you flow to the ball. Stewart breaks down each defensive position and discusses how to defend three types of flow; full flow, option full and counter flow in the odd front defense. Stewart moves into the secondary to discuss route progression. He focuses on the basic routes a youth player may be presented with at their level. Stewart gives great coaching progressions for every player to be successful and gain confidence. All coverages are given in detail. Coach Stewart presents his 6-step sequence to proper tackling, as well as his team tackling circuit that can be taught with or without pads on. The Funnel Drill is a high intensity drill that will make your players physical enough to stop any running attack. This drill has been one that is successful for coach year in and year out. Stewart shares five pursuit drills he closes practice to emphasize the proper flows and pursuit to the football to get 11 hats on the ball. In addition, he explains why they take the place of wind sprints. This an unprecedented look into implementing an effective fundamental defense at the youth level.

Youth Football Defensive Playbook

This defense easily allows your players to run an odd and even front defense with no confusion because “Alignment doesn’t change Assignment”. The playbook will show how to align to every offensive formation using 1 or 2 simple rules for each position so players can easily remember. Every position is broken down with drills to teach those positions along with the “calls” that those players need to learn. Team drills include 5 pursuit drills, 16 tackling drills, perimeter run, inside run, and how to defend option. Cover 0 man, 1 man, and 3 are diagrammed against every route combination. Comes with a CD-Rom so you can customize the drills and practice schedules to your needs. Also has wristbands and call sheets for you to print and edit.

Youth Football Defensive Pack

3 DVDs and a playbook that has everthing a youth coach from 3rd to 9th grade could ever need.  Odd & Even Fronts, How to Teach Tackling, and all the alignments, drills, blitzes, and stunts drawn up.

  1. Tackling and Pursuit Drills DVD for any defense;
  2. Even Front Defense for Youth Football DVD;  This is a 6-2 defense.
  3. Odd Front Defense for Youth Football DVD;  This is a 5-3 defense in which all the positions and terminology match the Even Front DVD so your players aren’t confused.  

The playbook has both defenses drawn up and shows how “Alignment doesn’t change Assignment” so players are never confused when switching seamlessly between defenses.  All the drills needed in practice are also drawn up, including a complete tackling progression, tackling circuits, and tackling drills by position.  There are also the 5 pursuit drills to end every practice.  A 20-practice August schedule and in-season practice schedules are also included.


MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

It’s possible that you may get your package in the mail and decide that our Gang Green system does not fit your programs needs. As fellow coaches, it has always been our motto: “Coaches Helping Coaches” and over the years we have found the coaching profession to be one of the most honorable and ‘giving’ group of any profession.

That is why we will refund every penny you paid if you return all merchandise in its original condition within 30 days of receiving it.

NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

We will also break up the $400 into three monthly installments of $140 each (yes we are charging $21 in interest) to make it easy on programs with small operating budgets.

Now you don’t have to worry about the cost issue because I’m taking on all the risk. If you don’t like my Gang Green system, don’t want it, or can’t use it, just send it back to us.

“I bought the whole set of 4-2-5 Gang Green DVD’s and it was one of the best one’s I have ever seen. Great presentation and the DVDs were very easy to follow. Rick also responded to my email when I had a question. Definitely worth the money spent!” –Scott Mathenia, Dumbarton School, Baltimore Maryland

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