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11 as 1 Team Defensive Pursuit By Jason Sedlak, Defensive Coordinator, St. Thomas Academy (MN)


Defensive pursuit is always important, but with the increased stakes that come with playing in November and December, the teams that maintain and perfect team pursuit are the teams that continue to win. This article highlights five drills that Coach Sedlak uses to ensure post season success.  

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Attacking Soft Coverages with the Bend/Hook By Ryan Hain, Offensive Coordinator, Franklin High School (MD)

Discover how Coach Hain's offense averaged over 16 yards per completion on this concept and rode it all the way to the Maryland State Championship in 2013.

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Throwing Uncovered in Your Run Game By Will Compton, Head Coach, Rudder High School (TX)


"Throwing uncovered", in many ways, is one of the most simple run / pass option plays that you can install in your offense.  Click here to see how Coach Compton has turned his uncovered rules into thousands of free yards in the Texas High School ranks.  

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8 Ways to Cover Trips with Quarters By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs


Find out how quarters coverage experts around the country are modifying their coverage to attack trips and shut down three receiver sides.  

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Clinic Reports

11 as 1 Team Defensive Pursuit

By Jason Sedlak, Defensive Coordinator, St. Thomas Academy (MN) Defensive pursuit is always important, but with the increased stakes that come with playing in November and December, the teams that maintain and perfect team pursuit are the teams that continue to win. This article highlights five drills that Coach Sedlak uses to ensure post season success.  

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Attacking Soft Coverages with the Bend/Hook

By Ryan Hain, Offensive Coordinator, Franklin High School (MD) Discover how Coach Hain's offense averaged over 16 yards per completion on this concept and rode it all the way to the Maryland State Championship in 2013.

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Throwing Uncovered in Your Run Game

By Will Compton, Head Coach, Rudder High School (TX) "Throwing uncovered", in many ways, is one of the most simple run / pass option plays that you can install in your offense.  Click here to see how Coach Compton has turned his uncovered rules into thousands of free yards in the Texas High School ranks.  

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8 Ways to Cover Trips with Quarters

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs Find out how quarters coverage experts around the country are modifying their coverage to attack trips and shut down three receiver sides.  

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Research Reports

Cover 2 Press Corner Techniques

By Richan Gaskins, Defensive Backs Coach, Gallaudet University (DC) Find out how Coach Gaskins breaks down his hard corner techniques to build physical corners from snap to incompletion.    

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Research: Defending the Problem Areas in Quarters Coverage

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs In an effort to make sure we were as thorough as possible in our research, we wanted to devote this last case to defending the various "problem areas" in Quarters coverage. We all know that every coverage has its weaknesses, and Cover four is no different. So we asked some of our sources directly, how they best defend.....

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Simplifying Offensive Communication

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs We’re all familiar with the coaching maxim, “less is more,” but what if you can do more offensively, yet make it seem like less to your players? In this research report, over 100 high school and college contributors shared their ideas, anonymously of course, on the verbiage/call system they use to limit their playbook...

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Off-Season Conditioning for the No-Huddle System

By Mike Kuchar, Senior Research Manager, X&O Labs The fact is 64 percent of no-huddle coaches have made changes to their off-season lifting program and cited the following reason for doing so: How can you expect your players to move at a breakneck speed in-season if you’re not training it in the weight room. So we reached out to a select group of no-huddle coaches and.....

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50 + Drills to Improve QB Pocket Presence

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Defending the Bunch Formation

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Press Box Research Report

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Drill Reports

Troubleshooting Common Pass Protection Errors

By Justin Iske, Offensive Line Coach, Southwestern Oklahoma State University It’s a known fact that many breakdowns in pass protection stem from technique rather than scheme. In his exclusive clinic report, Southwestern Oklahoma State University Offensive Line Coach Justin Iske details the 14 most common technique errors in pass protection.  

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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, timing, rhythm, weight transfer, and confidence.    

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Rich Alercio's Offensive Line Technique Clinic

By Rich Alercio, Head Football Coach, St Johnsbury Academy (VT) Johnsbury Academy (VT) head coach and XandOLabs.com offensive line researcher Rich Alercio will be holding his annual offensive line clinics this coming March in New Jersey.

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3 Fast Paced KO Coverage Drills

By James Vint, Offensive Coordinator, Seminole High School (TX) Discover how the "Rodeo Circuit” can prepare your players for each phase of KO coverage with its fast paced tackling drill, gauntlet drill, and angle or pursuit drill.  

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DB Drills - University of Louisville

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WR Drills - Clemson

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Quick & Complete Kickoff Circuit

By Sam Nichols, Managing Editor,.....

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Fordham University's QB Movement Drills

By Mike Kuchar, Lead Research.....

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QB Drills - Towson University

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