You can improve your offensive linemen’s speed, quickness and directional movement with the following drills.
Columbine head coach Andy Lowry faced a very difficult decision during his 2007 playoff run: Lash out after a particularly bad call that cost his team a playoff position or set an example for his team. See what he did.
Punt-team drills are critical for coaches who need to solidify their special teams play, and the “Widen The Hole” drill does just that. In this drill, we are simulating that punt-return personnel are in a trail position on the punt-coverage players as they are covering toward the returner.
Many people question the benefits of running 40-yard dashes. With a well-designed program from warm-up to execution and good monitoring of runs, running 40s should not be any more of a risk than squatting heavy.
Although offensive line may be considered football’s most demanding position, it takes more than just physical toughness and superior athletic skills to be successful.
“Under Tan” was a call in Louisville’s base personnel package (4-3) that former head coach Charlie Strong ran until the end of the 2013 season, when he became the head coach at the University of Texas. This package allowed the Cardinals to load the box with eight players while playing man-to-man coverage with low-hole help at the linebacker level and free safety help in the deep middle of the field.
Dehydration is your silent opponent. The harder your players push, the more they sweat. The more they sweat, the more water escapes their body, and with it goes speed, power and performance.
Mentally and physically training players to consistently perform above and beyond normal standards cannot occur without first building relationships with your athletes, according to Todd Graham, head coach, Arizona State University.
Most athletes do not have the education or experience that strength coaches have in the design and implementation of training programs. It is the job of the strength coach to ensure that essential concepts of athletic development are consistently followed with an eye toward the needs of each team and/or individual.
Ankle injuries are common at every level of football. In the following video series, Active Ankle demonstrates at three-phase process for treating ankle injuries.
ARMFLAGS™ is entering the spirit wear market with a unique accessory that is sure to leave collegiate and high school coaches and players armed with passion. They have introduced arm sleeves in school-specific colors.
When the football season begins, Oklahoma State University’s Rob Glass, who is the Cowboys’ assistant athletic director for strength, speed and conditioning, changes the way he conducts his strength and conditioning program because of a new variable: football practice.