Many pro and college athletes have made the change to coaching their sport. While some find success, this is not always the case.
In today's episode, we’re going to try to break down why this happens, why skill doesn’t always translate to coaching ability, and why you don’t have to be brilliant to be successful.
Blitzing in football is a lever that many coaches pull for different reasons and with widely varying frequency. Some want to send an additional player every snap, some wait for the planets to align on the perfect situation.
In today’s episode, we will discuss three primary purposes for blitzing in football and what each of these bring to your playbook.
Every coach knows tackling is a key to winning games, but do you know the physics of football tackling?
The two most basic functions of American football, at any level, are blocking and tackling. If you’re coming up short at either job, you’re probably not seeing a lot of success on that side of the ball.
Tackling, much like every other aspect of the game, has evolved over the years. Players have gotten bigger, faster, and stronger. The game has opened up in regards to playing behind a row of blockers, to getting the ball in open space.
In today’s episode, we’re going to discuss the fundamentals of tackling, and some drills that you can use to better prepare your athletes to make all types of tackles, whether it be open field or round the edge of the OL trying to hit a sideline.
In 1906 Saint Louis University (eventually named the Billikens) completed the first official forward pass in college football history. Everyone else was playing checkers (Rugby style football to be exact) and SLU’s head coach Eddie Cochems was playing Chess.
Today’s episode is all about the offense, and how it has cycled over the years. From the “Rugby” beginnings, the Split-T of the 50s, the Wishbone of the 70s-90s and into the Air Raid era. We will look at how each of these offenses, and a few others, were phased in and phased out, and where they’re still useful today.