The Stupid Sweep is a wild, unbalanced set that confounds core defensive strategy with its abundant overloads and uncharacteristic philosophy. With diagrams and photos that show how The Stupid Sweep attacks various defenses, you’ll also see effective counters and run-pass options that allow you to easily add this unconventional play to your own offense.
Leading up to summer camp, the quarterback must pass the ball at least 250 times each day. Every pass has a purpose. Just as an archer aims precisely for the bulls-eye and not just the target, each time the quarterback passes the ball, he has a bulls-eye in mind.
No matter how “old-school” a coach you think you are, whether you realize it or not, technology is affecting the culture of coaching sports. And that’s not a bad thing.
Many times coaches find it difficult to explain why they made certain decisions, whether it’s going for it on fourth down or deciding whether to break out that one dynamic trick play they installed during the offseason. Jason Gallucci, the Director of Performance at Princeton University, explains the importance of having data to inform the decision making process.
Former West Point wide receiver is giving back to the game while serving his country. Life lessons learned through football are opening up ways to help give other student athletes the opportunities he’s had.
Linebackers, along with every other position on the field, must have great feet. Once the linebacker has quickly read his key, now it is time to react to that key. He must now get to his assignment and execute it as soon as possible.
There is nothing wrong with healthy competition, especially if it leaves a positive impact on a team. Successful coaches understand the importance of fostering an environment where everyone strives to get better, but how do you create competition with factors that have long been viewed as intangible like heart and effort?
Before getting too far into planning the specifics of a plyometric program, James Radcliffe says the prudent approach is to look honestly and carefully at issues that could affect safe participation in such intense training.
In today’s age of up-tempo, spread offense, and RPOs, offenses have been utilizing pre-snap motion and shifts to keep defenses off-balance and exploit their weak spots. This article provides solid strategy, defensive rules and keys for keeping your defense sound when an offense uses Flare Motion and Quick Motion pre-snap.
John Shackleton, Villanova strength and conditioning coach, tells the story of how one of his student-athletes struggled at times to stay in peak physical condition, and how he rectified the situation.
There are four words that come to mind when I think about great linebackers: eyes, feet, hands and nish. These four words should be emphasized every day in practice. Part one of this series focuses on the linebacker’s eyes.
Blocking is a base fundamental that you must learn in order to play the game of football. Games are won and lost on blocking and tackling. You can’t truly love the game without appreciating a great block. Great wide receivers are more proud of the touchdown-springing blocks they make than the acrobatic catches.