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7 Drills to Teach Proper Pursuit Angles

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs

All great defensive coaches teach effort. But how to teach effort continually needs to be addressed. Maxims like “run to the ball,” or “get there quicker” are being quickly replaced with refined coaching points on how to take the correct angles...


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Quarterbacks: 12 Drills for Game Simulation

By Ryan O’Hara, Quarterbacks Coach, Mt San Antonio College (CA)


For Quarterbacks, the off season is when the work begins. In this clinic report, Coach O'Hara provide you with some new, simple, and effective ways to improve your QB play by focusing on balance, foot speed, feel, evasion,...


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Developing a Dominant Pass Rusher

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs

If anyone knows how to develop players into dominant pass rushers, it’s Craig Kuligowski, the Defensive Line Coach at the University of Missouri. Coach “Kool’s” NFL ready methods have produced 10 draft picks, three in the first round since 2009. Last...


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Screen Drill: 80 Reps in 10-Minutes

By Shawn Liotta Offensive Coordinator Clairton High School (PA)

Clairton High School (PA) sat atop the national high school scoring list last season, totaling 958 points (59.8 ppg) on its way to a 15-1 record. While the Bears utilize Fast, Slow, Key and Double Screen concepts, Offensive Coordinator Shawn...


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Screen Drill: 80 Reps in 10-Minutes

2016-05-27 10:14:00

By Shawn Liotta Offensive Coordinator Clairton High School (PA) Clairton High School (PA) sat atop the national high school scoring list last season, totaling 958 points (59.8 ppg) on its way to a 15-1 record. While the Bears utilize Fast, Slow,...

Teaching Destruction to Edge Defenders

2016-05-23 15:24:36

By Zach Watkins, Co-Defensive Coordinator/Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers, Washburn University (KS) With the advent of RPOs and quick screen tags, most offenses perimeter game have become a “see it, take it” philosophy where if a coordinator (or quarterback) sees a numbers advantage,...

Empty Triple Option Package

2016-05-23 15:00:14

By Cory Kitchen, Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger High School (IN) See how Coach Kitchen has evolved his triple option offense to fit an empty set as part of their 2015 State Championship run. Read more here... By Cory KitchenOffensive...

One Coach’s Perspective on Never Punting

2016-05-23 14:33:15

By Tyler Hales, Head Coach, La Jolla Country Day School (CA) The "Never Punt" concept has been out there for a few years now, but we wanted to find out how it is working from someone that had adopted the philosophy...

Using Tampa Coverage to Defend Vertical RPOs

2016-05-23 14:20:30

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs This research was conducted as part of XandOLabs.com special report on “Defending RPO and Triple Option,” continue reading for more on this exclusive study. By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikekKuchar Editor’s Note: The following...

Finding Ways to Create Separation in Route Running

2016-05-16 11:37:32

By Buddy Blevins, Wide Receiver Coach & Recruiting Coordinator, Oklahoma Panhandle State University Creating separation at WR is often relegated to three simple factors: size, strength, and speed. But not all programs are fortunate enough to have players with all those...

Block Destruction to Defend the Screen Game

2016-05-16 11:02:27

By Zach Turner, Defensive Backs Coach, Kenton High School (OH) Defenses are seeing more screens now then ever before. Find out how Coach Turner's squad has had his team in the top 3 defenses the past four years stopping the pass...

Double Teaming Punt Team Gunners

2016-05-16 10:36:38

By Chris Fore, Special Teams Coordinator, Sultana High School (CA) Hidden yardage can be the difference between winning and losing. Find out how Coach Fore's squad double their Punt Return yards with this simple adjustment. By Chris Fore Special Teams Coordinator Sultana...

Summer is Coming: Build More Champions

2016-05-15 11:53:00

By X&O Labs Staff A very wise person—no doubt a coach—once said, “The best athletes are made in the offseason.” We think that this tool will help you build more of the type of athletes you need to have a championship...

Manipulate the Box with the Bunch Formation Pop Play

2016-05-09 23:44:53

By Eric Bendig, Offensive Coordinator, Ashley Ridge High School, Summerville, SC Like many offensive coaches studying the RPO system, Ashley Ridge High School (SC) offensive coordinator Eric Bendig decided to take one of his top formations, the Bunch formation, and blend...

Using Multiple Formations for the Rugby Punt

2016-05-09 20:41:39

By Dan McKenna, Special Teams Coordinator, Anna Maria College (MA) Rugby punts are one of our top requests every offseason. Here is a unique approach that you can put in for your team time summer. By Dan McKenna Special Teams Coordinator Anna...

Identifying and Attacking Pass Protections

2016-05-09 20:06:57

By Jason Bornn, Head Football Coach, Saugus High School (CA) Discover how Coach Bornn identifies and attacks Man Fan, Man Dual Read, Partial Slide, and Full Slide Protections By Jason Bornn Head Football Coach Saugus High School (CA)Twitter: @JasonBornn1 Insiders Members: Login here to access...

 

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