Quarterback Drills & Offensive Strategies
with Paul Chryst, University of Wisconsin Head Coach;
former Unviersity of Pittsburgh Head Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach, helped guide Wisconsin to the #5 scoring offense in the country in 2010.
This DVD provides a progression of strategies and drills you can use to improve your offensive schemes, efficiently install pass plays and train your quarterbacks read and react to what the defense throws at him.
BALANCING YOUR OFFENSE
Paul Chryst reveals Wisconsin's offensive strategy for attacking the whole field. Using game clips, Coach Chryst describes the importance of packaging run and pass plays out of one formation. These strategies can be applied to any offensive formation.
INSTALLING PASS PLAYS
Chryst delivers an 8-step progression he uses to effectively and efficiently install pass plays. This progression will:Give your players visual and verbal coaching points to enhance learning. Provide helpful tips on presenting plays in a group setting and to quarterbacks. Provide drills for maximizing practice time, learning reads and routes and perfecting timing. A simple to complex progression so your players can master one concept before moving to the next.
Use these drills to simulate difficult situations your quarterbacks will face during games: Avoiding the rush, throwing on the run, and setting and throwing with defenders lunging at your legs. These drills are designed to improve your quarterback's mobility and his ability to make plays under pressure.
Coach Chryst gives you a proven foundation to improve your offense and develop confident quarterbacks.
52 minutes. 2010.Developing Fundamental Running Back Skills
with John Settle, Cleveland Browns (NFL) Assistant Coach/Running Backs Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Running Backs Coach;
Wisconsin had the #5 scoring offense in the country in 2010;
running back for the Atlanta Falcons, selected to the 1988 Pro Bowl after rushing for a career high 1,024 yards and 7 touchdowns. He was the first undrafted running back in NFL history to rush for over 1,000 yards in a season
Get the most out of your running backs on each play.
The running back position is the ultimate skill position. The back not only must be able to see the hole and run to day light, but also block and catch the football as well. In this instructional football DVD, John Settle guides you through how the training regiment he uses at Wisconsin.
Settle uses extensive game footage to highlight and illustrate essential skills.
Coach Settle's instruction falls into three areas of training the running back:
- Neck Up - This area features the mental side of being a running back: Communication, knowing the playbook, understanding offensive adjustments, getting a pre-snap look at the defense, understanding defenses, and more.
- Waist Up - The waist up focuses on shoulders and hands. The alignment of the shoulders, ball security, upper body strength, pass protection, yards after contact, and more. Settle shows you the five pressure points for holding the football, which will limit turnovers.
- Waist Down - The waist down involves executing footwork for the play call, hip flexibility to win the one-on-one battles, and the importance of lower body strength to run through and pull out of tackles.
Coach Settle examines pass blocking and the factors that control the spot of contact. Settle breaks both the tailback and fullback positions down in regard to shoulder contact, hand placement and footwork to teach blocking fundamentals. He explains various drills to help teach the zone run game, gap schemes, outside runs, draw run game, sprint draw, as well as pass protection.
In the final section, Settle focuses on pass catching, including the inside route and screen action. He discusses Wisconsin's catch, tuck and cover technique, which will help train you backs to catch balls in the middle of the field and in traffic and to take care of the football.
Running backs are a vital part of any offensive system and this DVD will give you some ideas as well as drills to use to improve your effectiveness of the running backs.
84 minutes. 2010.Drills & Routes for Wide Receivers
with DelVaughn Alexander, Arizona State University Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Wide Receiver Coach;
Wisconsin had the #5 scoring offense in the country in 2010
Train your receivers from head to toe! This DVD provides a solid base of techniques and drills for game day success from your receiving corp.
Del Alexander gives you an insider's view of the drills he uses to teach wide receiver play. He includes the stance and start, blocking, body position, releases and route running. These skills will help your receiver create more separation and develop better timing with the quarterback, which will lead to more completions and open up more possibilities for your offense.
It all starts on the line with the receiver's stance. Alexander shows how to train your receiver's to develop good body lean, which will help your athletes get off the ball quicker and prepare them to counter their defender.
Alexander starts the technique breakdown with drills in three areas:
- Run Blocking Drills - Improve your run game with better blocking from your receivers.
- Body Position Drills - Get open more often by sharpening your cuts and improving your acceleration to increase separation from the defender.
- Ball Drills - Overcome blind spots and contact to catch everything that comes your way.
From there Alexander shows two releases to get your receivers off the line versus press coverage and past defensive backs who are playing with a cushion.
Alexander closes with a breakdown of five of his best routes. These routes include:
- Turn route - a 9-yard timing route;
- Speed dig - a 10 yard out with and roll inside to 14 yards;
- Speed corner - a timing route where you push inside and roll outside to the sideline;
- Seam route - a 12-14 yard go route up the middle away from the free safety;
- Burst corner - Force inside release, but break to the corner.
Each route covers depth, timing, spacing, landmark cues and reception areas for success. Alexander shows each route vs air, in a 1-on-1 setting and with game footage.
This DVD will give you a solid foundation to develop your younger players or improve your veterans.
46 minutes. 2010.Utilizing the Tight End in the Passing Game
with Joe Rudolph, University of Pittsburgh Assistant Coach/Offensive Coordinator;
former University of Wisconsin Tight Ends Coach;
Wisconsin had the #5 scoring offense in the country in 2010
Turn your tight end into an effective run blocker, a fullback or use him as a big receiver to dominate smaller defensive backs.
University of Wisconsin Tight Ends Coach Joe Rudolph shows you how to effectively use your tight ends in the passing game - especially in the shift motion game. The shift motion gives the TE the opportunity to be in a better position to execute a run block or pass route. Rudolph calls the tight end position the Captain of the Shift Motion. He shows you how to use this position to disguise formations to confuse the defense, or put your athletes in favorable personnel match-ups.
A tight end who is a great run blocker will compliment the pass game perfectly. To develop effective blockers, Coach Rudolph breaks down the run blocking fundamentals and shows you three effective drills to dominate the edge. Rudolph concentrates on generating power and exploding into the defender and on body positioning. He shows you how your tight end can play the edge and move the outside pressure in to execute plays and make the offense successful.
Rudolph finishes with a look at getting the ball to the tight end by utilizing different pass routes. Using game footage, he shows you crossing routes that include the mesh route, drive series, power game and vertical game. He also takes you through different dig routes, flat routes, out routes and variations and ways to get your best receivers into open spots on the field. These are the same routes that have helped the Badgers average over 85 catches a year from the TE position over the past four years.
Effectively utilizing your tight end in your passing game will help complement your running game and give you an effective balanced offensive attack.
85 minutes. 2010.Offensive Line: Power Play Run Game Strategies
with Bob Bostad, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL) Assistant Coach/Offensive Line;
former University of Wisconsin Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach;
Wisconsin had the #5 scoring offense in the country in 2010
Get detailed diagramming, film study, essential techniques and assignments for one of Wisconsin's top run plays and it's compliment. Using these run plays, the Badgers led the Big 10 in rushing in 2009, averaging over 203 yards a game.
Bob Bostad provides a detailed breakdown of the Power Play (a strong side run) and its compliment the weak side lead, a zone run. These two plays are staples in the Wisconsin offense and will work in all areas of the field - red zone, backed up, midfield, short yards, etc.
Coach Bostad diagrams the assignments for each member of the offense, including the base blocking rules and footwork for the line and reads and footwork for the tailback. Also featured are the rules that apply to all fronts and movement and the key technique for making the runs work - the down block.
Bostad guides you through end zone video, showing the plays versus various formations and movements. He highlights the key coaching points for each play, making it easier for you to incorporate these run plays into your offense and teach them to your players.
Get the schemes, rules and techniques you need to effectively run the football this season. .
60 minutes. 2010.Team Drills for Defensive Fundamentals
with Dave Doeren,
North Carolina State University Head Coach;
former Northern Illinois University Head Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Defensive Coordinator
Improve your defensive fundamentals with this quick team defense circuit.
Dave Doeren takes you through a three-station drill series that reinforces the critical defensive fundamentals - tackling, block destruction, and takeaways. This three station set-up will allow your assistant coaches to work with every member of your defense giving your players maximum repetitions in a short amount of time. This allows all of the players to be coached on the same critical techniques with the same terminology.
In the tackling station, your athletes will learn to take a proper angle to the ball carrier, maintain good balance before the hit, proper footwork to close the gap and the ability to change direction while delivering a proper hit. Coach Doeren takes you through practice footage of the tackle station and explains each clip by taking you through the teaching progressions needed to develop proper tacking techniques. Game footage shows the skills in action.
BLOCK DESTRUCTION STATION
In the block destruction station, you will see how to defeat and shed the high blocks and cut blocks. Using these drills, your defense will learn how to use their hands to push the blockers away from their body, avoid cut blocks, and recover their angle of pursuit. All of these drills are shown using practice and game footage.
Train your defense to punch or strip the ball and make the recovery. You will learn the proper techniques for both forcing the fumble and making the appropriate recovery.
Within your defensive scheme your players need to know of how to beat a block, make a tackle and get the ball back for the offense. These drills will give you the framework you need to improve your team in all three areas.
50 minutes. 2010.30 Drills for Building Defensive Line Fundamentals
with Charlie Partridge, Florida Atlantic University Head Coach;
former University of Wisconsin Associate Head Coach/Co-Defensive Coordinator/D-line
Using practice and game footage, Partridge takes you through 30 individual and group drills you can incorporate into your practice to teach proper fundamentals for the defensive line.
The first set of drills focuses on stopping the run. Using these drills, your players will develop:
- agility and athletic movement to defeat cut blocks
- quick feet and "violent hands" for turning the corner on a pass rush
- a powerful strike and maintain pad level when coming out of the stance
- the ability to stay ahead of the block when the runner is working away from you
- and more
Wisconsin's pass rush is a reaction oriented respond based on relationship to the QB and how they are stacked against the lineman. To gain this understanding, Partridge shares eight drills that focus on getting your lineman's hips open and away from blocker. You will also see how to sell an inside move, then come back inside with a chop technique; to avoid getting blocked in the back once your ends have won a speed rush; and how to get under elbow of a bigger offensive lineman and arm bar around lower part of blocker's body.
The groups drills focus on clearing feet to defeat cut blocks, shedding a tight end block and specific drills for beating the blocking assignments of spread teams.
In addition to all of these drills, Partridge shares his "Defensive Line Gospel," that is, the fundamentals your linemen need to be make a difference on every play. The bulk of the DVD centers on building the line by fine-tuning the seven fundamentals.
Defensive line play is an important ingredient in any defensive system. Using these drills, the Badgers lead the Big 10 in rushing defense in 2009 (allowing just 88.2 yards per game). Incorporate them into your practice and dominate up front.
76 minutes. 2010.Reads & Coverages for Linebackers
with Greg Jackson, San Francisco 49'ers Assistant Coach/Secondary;
former University of Wisconsin Linebackers Coach;
San Francisco 49ers Assistant Coach (secondary)
Get your linebackers in position to makes plays. Greg Jackson gives you a thorough breakdown of the fundamentals and responsibilities of the fill linebacker and nickel backers versus the run and pass.
Jackson covers the essentials your linebackers need to know to stop the run:
- Keys & reads
- Flow rules by the backs
- Run gap responsibility
Jackson explains each area and then takes you through game footage to illustrate these areas in a cover 3 run fit, cover 4 run fit, and cover 2 run fit.
Jackson provides terminology for his run fit system that will ensure your entire defense is on the same page.
Moving to pass progression, Jackson talks about the fill linebacker and nickel back's alignments and the zone philosophy. He stresses protecting windows in the zone coverage and knowing your drop zone. By getting into those zones, your linebackers will get the quarterback to hold the ball longer, giving your defense a big advantage. In addition, he talks of the importance of pattern recognition in regards to a split formation, smash routes, and the trips formations, giving you examples through game footage for cover 3, cover 2, and cover 4.
Jackson finishes by discussing the importance of teaching the linebackers to read the quarterbacks front shoulder to determine the level of the passing attack. Level 1 is the 3-step drop or quick passing attack and level 2 is the 5-step or horizontal passing attack. He takes you through a quarterback shoulder read diagram which helps linebackers determine the front shoulder angle to see what lanes the quarterback is looking to throw the ball. That, in turn, will allow your athletes to break quicker on the ball, which can lead to finding the interception point.
Using these key reads and progressions will help your linebackers learn their responsibilities, break quicker to the play and ultimately be in the best position to support your defense.
58 minutes. 2010.Tackling Fundamentals & Drills for Defensive Backs
with Chris Ash, University of Arkansas Defensive Coordinator;
former University of Wisconsin Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach
Limit big plays and missed tackles by improving your tackling fundamentals.
Coach Ash's five-part instruction focuses on the basics of being a great tackler: Eyes on the target, coming to balance, "shimmy" the feet, holster the hands, and club and wrap up.
Ash provides a detailed explanation of each of these areas and supports the teaching of these elements with drill footage. He shares over 15 drills to work on:
- Open field tackling
- Angle tackling
- Sideline tackling
- 2-on-1 tackling
These drills include objectives, cue words, and coaching points to maximize the benefit to you and your team.
The most important ingredient to being a great tackling team is having relentless team pursuit on every play. Great pursuit results in less space for the ball carrier to make cuts and it leads to more turnovers, as most of the balls recovered come from the player pursuing the play.
Ash takes you through his team pursuit drill for the run and pass that will create good pursuit angles, will prevent long runs and help keep your opponent off the scoreboard. This drill can also be used to set up blocking when there is a return on a turnover.
Tackling is an important ingredient to every defense and can be the key to winning and losing games. This DVD will give you the necessary fundamentals to teach proper tackling but also an array of drills to incorporate into your team defensive system.
45 minutes. 2010.
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