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4-2-5

OUTSIDE LINEBACKER PLAY IN 4-2-5

In my defense the outside linebackers are critical…just as important as the safeties in the 4-3.  The small difference is this:  In the 3-4, they are asked to come up & play on the LOS vs TE sets.  They can be overmatched in this scenario.  In the 4-man front defenses they can be slightly smaller since

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Youth Defense

Wing T at 4th grade level

Coach Stewart, I want to thank you for making the Youth Pistol Wing T series of DVDs. They are awesome and have helped me a ton.  I also want to thank you for offering your email for coaches to reach out to you, as well as offering the free .pdfs and powerpoints to go along

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How Much Live Contact in Practice?

LIVE CONTACT IN PRACTICE: California has passed a few new rules:  No school equipment can be issued in the summer.  First week of August is “acclimation” period where we go 2 days in helmets only and 3 days in pads but can only hit bags.  After this acclimation period (which I always did this on my

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Pistol Wing T Short Yardage

We have two short yardage packages, TUBBY and THUMPER.  However, Belly 47-G (belly sweep) is by far our best play on the goal line.   Tubby We put both tackles and our TE on one side of the fomation and our X at the opposite tackle (sometimes we sub in our 2nd string TE).  There

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10 important “don’ts” to help your son to be successful:

Don’t try to live your life through your son. You had a chance to be young. Let your youngster do his thing. Don’t force football or any other sport down his throat. Don’t be negative with your son.  It rubs off.  If you complain about why your son isn’t in the starting lineup, he will

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END OF SEASON AWARDS CEREMONIES

As you are wrapping up here are some ideas to think about. SENIOR MEETING We always meet with my seniors and buy them pizza. There is a form that they fill out rating the season and offering ideas of things the coaches should consider changing. This is also their last chance to tell me if

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Why Athletes Should Not Bench Press

Hot Off the Press The chest is one of the favorite muscles of the upper body for athletes to train. Who doesn’t want a bigger chest? But chest muscles have a more important role than simply good looks. It’s a little known fact, but the Bench Press is overrated—especially for athletes. Do yourself a favor and

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Exercises to Avoid in the Weight Room

Here are some Exercises that research shows are not effective or are not an efficient use of time. 1. Tricep Kick-Backs I’ve never understood how this exercise became so popular. In theory, it sounds good. In practice, however, we quickly realize its inherent flaws. The angle of tension in relation to body position is simply

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Really Tough Exercises for Your Elite Athletes

liYour athletes that have done the S.S.X. program for a year will need extra challenges. They can do 30-40 Push-Ups, they knock out Crunches like a machine, and do Pull-Ups in their sleep. They have made huge strength gains, but are hitting plateaus.  It’s time for a challenge. These exercises should be performed only by

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Freshman Off Season Workout Program

Even before the helmets are collected and the washed, high school football players are thinking about the off-season—their opportunity to recover physically and psychologically and to work on improving their performance.  The winter months give football players valuable time to commit to a full off-season football workout program. How you structure your off-season football workouts can

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