These are the eight qualities we look for when recruiting the best high school running backs in the country for Auburn University.
Why keep a player who is an above-average pass defender on the backside of twins to play in space vs. a TE, or worse, at the line vs. a blocking TE? To avoid this dilemma, in the 4-2-5 we use a concept called “Flip.”
Here’s a tip for those of you looking to build strong social communities through paid media: invest in pay-per-engagement (also known as cost-per-engagement, CPE) models in which you pay only when a user takes an action; meaning the user likes, shares, or comments on your content, among other things.
Mat drills can be completed on wrestling mats or on field turf. Mark off an area 15 × 15 yards. Athletes line up three across and a minimum of 10 lines deep. At the station, the athletes follow the coach’s commands:
Wearable technology isn’t new to the football world, but with i1 Biometrics Athlete Intelligence software, coaches can take the data they are gathering and put it to work for them.
It’s important to manage and treat each social platform differently, as each is built for different forms of engagement. Facebook is different from Twitter, Twitter from Instagram, and so on and so on.
Many defensive coordinators cringe when they think about blitzing. Why? So many times, blitzing results in having to play Cover-0 or man coverage behind the blitz. Sometimes, more talented teams can zone blitz – but even then, they’re giving up grass and using players who don’t normally have to cover the pass. Because our box players are independent from our secondary, our 4-2-5 blitz packages allow us to stay fundamentally sound without changing the rules of coverage for our secondary players.
The core of great coaching philosophies always includes an an emphasis on building people, not just athletes. Coaches believe that they gain credibility, respect, and trust by embracing a deep concern for building positive relationships with their athletes.
Collecting rich data is valuable, but being able to apply that data in real-time, in post-practice analysis or in film study could easily become an irreplaceable part of a coach’s toolkit.
The negatives of sports specialization are well known and highly publicized within scholastic sports circles. One of the ongoing missions of football coaches today is to continue to promote the benefits of high school student athletes being “multi-sport athletes.”
Man-to-man pass coverage is a classic, one-on-one match-up—one pass receiver running a route against one defender assigned to cover him. Man-to-man pass coverage can be effective if the defender plays with good technique and is able to stay close to his assigned man.
A correct base will yield tremendous results, but to achieve it you must drill it so often that it becomes the only comfortable reaction to blockers. Linebackers must become like cats and always land with a correct base. Use your imagination to create other meaningful drills to improve the areas in which your team needs work.