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Mirror Blocking Progression for Wide Receivers

By Dan Shula, Wide Receivers Coach, Florida Atlantic University


78 percent of Florida Atlantic University’s offensive drives last season contained at least one explosive play—a run/pass over 20 yards. On 67 percent of those plays, a wide receiver made a key block to spring a ball carrier. In...


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5 Components for Simulating Tempo in Practice

John Wagner, Run Game Coordinator/RBs Coach, Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendie (PA)


Find out how Coach Wagner learned from experience to make is practices more purposeful and productive. Read more here...  


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Drill Compilation: Teaching “Top of Drop” Mechanics for QBs

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs


How are you coaching the top of the QB drop? See common methondologies and drills here...  


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7 Every Day Drills to Teach Ball Security

By James Guest, Running Back Coach, University of Virginia – Wise


We’ll go ahead and state the obvious: turnovers win and lose games any level, period. So, as an offensive coach if you’re not devoting time to teach ball security, you’re setting your players up for failure. And...


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Mirror Blocking Progression for Wide Receivers

2016-08-22 13:28:28

By Dan Shula, Wide Receivers Coach, Florida Atlantic University 78 percent of Florida Atlantic University’s offensive drives last season contained at least one explosive play—a run/pass over 20 yards. On 67 percent of those plays, a wide receiver made a key...

5 Components for Simulating Tempo in Practice

2016-08-22 13:17:13

John Wagner, Run Game Coordinator/RBs Coach, Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendie (PA) Find out how Coach Wagner learned from experience to make is practices more purposeful and productive. Read more here... John Wagner Run Game Coordinator/RBs Coach Monsignor Bonner/Archbishop Prendie (PA) Twitter: @JWags42 Introduction With more and...

Drill Compilation: Teaching “Top of Drop” Mechanics for QBs

2016-08-22 13:08:01

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor, X&O Labs How are you coaching the top of the QB drop? See common methondologies and drills here... By Sam NicholsManaging EditorX&O [email protected] Editor’s Note: The following research was conducted as part of XandOLabs.com research report on “Drills...

7 Every Day Drills to Teach Ball Security

2016-08-15 14:03:35

By James Guest, Running Back Coach, University of Virginia – Wise We’ll go ahead and state the obvious: turnovers win and lose games any level, period. So, as an offensive coach if you’re not devoting time to teach ball security, you’re...

Stealing Points With 2-Point Play Organization

2016-08-15 13:37:04

By Nate Stierhoff, Offensive Coordinator, Benjamin Logan High School (OH) This unique approach to PAT could win you a game or two this fall. Read more here... By Nate Stierhoff Offensive Coordinator Benjamin Logan High School (OH) Twitter: @QBTheClinc14 Insiders Members: Login here to...

Defending Flexbone Option from 4-2-5 Structures

2016-08-15 07:16:13

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research Manager, X&O Labs See how Coach Burke of Northwest High School (OH) is stopping triple option concepts from the flexbone formation with his 4-2-5 concepts. By Mike KucharSenior Research ManagerX&O LabsTwitter: @MikekKuchar Introduction: The following research was conducted as...

Inside Zone: 17 Solutions to Increase Production

2016-08-14 14:41:00

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Southwestern Oklahoma State University See how Coach Iske details the seven most common technique errors he sees in blocking the IZ and more importantly, he explains the technique adjustments he gives his offensive lineman on...

20 Personnel Arrow RPO

2016-08-04 18:43:25

By Donnie Mays, Head Coach, South Charleston High School (WV) 20 personnel continues to be a favorable grouping of choice in the RPO game and the reasoning is simple: the presence of an H back accounts for a spread pass game...

4 Essentials in Developing Chemistry for the XP/FG Unit

2016-08-04 17:28:07

By Sam Watts, Kicking and Punting Coach, Owner of Sam Watts Kicking, Phoenix (AZ) Coach Watts has been coaching specialists for over 30 years. He has trained athletes who play in professional leagues, including National Football League, Canadian Football League, and...

In-Season Strength & Conditioning Model

2016-08-04 15:07:43

By Robert Hubbard, Jr., Safety Coach, Douglass High School (OK) In season lifting is often an overlooked part of developing players for postseason and beyond. Coach Hubbard lays out how his squad trains systematically through the season. By Robert Hubbard, Jr. Safety...

Blocking Backside B Gap Defenders in Gap Schemes

2016-08-04 08:29:30

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Find out how people are blocking the B Gap based on research was conducted as part of X&O Labs’ special report on “Spread Gap Schemes.” Continue reading for more information on this study. By...

Coordinating Behind “Big” Offenses

2016-08-01 13:51:15

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Sure, defending no-huddle tempo offenses has its own set of challenges, but what about the demands a defensive coordinator places on his own unit when his offense is just as highly productive? We...

 

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