The Pistol Wing-T Position Drills Series
on February 20, 2013
This is the second set of DVDs from Coach Stewart I've purchased, along with his original set and his O-Line technique drills from Porterville, and these DVDs absolutely blew me away. This shouldnt be a surprise either considering how many different programs hes turned around in his career.
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For you old Wing-T guys, the WR, OL, and Practice Plan DVDs are excellent additions to your library, regardless of whether you intend to switch to a Pistol alignment. Stewart's Odd/Even, Simulation, Half Line, and Fool Me Drills are worth their weight in gold, and stay true to the Racehorse philosophy you see the old-school guys like Creehan advocate. In fact, several of these drills are modified--and I think better--versions of the drills Creehan lays out in his Racehorce Practice Drills booklet. I was impressed most by how committed Coach Stewart was to demanding maximum reps out of every drill, even after only a few months of working with the kids at Fresno HS. He even tells you how to buy and set up equipment you might need on a budget! It also sounds like the best investment for your program this spring and summer might be shields, heavies, and ballsand lots of them!
The OL drill video is 2 hours long and is outstanding in terms of developing a progression for your lineman to drill and execute down, pull, reach and other blocks you need for the offenseagain, it doesnt matter what your QBs alignment is. And the Backfield DVD is great if youre indeed serious about making the switch to the Pistol as it discusses the snap and backfield steps youll need from your F, H, Z and QB to time everything up right. It also goes through several of the plays from Pistol in a progression from Bird Dog to half speed, to full speed, giving your guys a better idea of the timing necessary for executing Buck Sweep, Down/Belly, Jet/Rocket, and the complement plays.
My only complaint (and its a really small one) is that a lot more of what Coach Stewart mentions on his videos, particularly on the Practice Planning and OL videos, seems to be tucked away in his Installation Manual on his own personal coaching site, which is another $50-60. Like I said though, thats only a relatively minor issue considering how broad and deep he was on all of these videos, not only in terms of content covered but with clarity on the PowerPoints and the on-field drills. And if youre purchasing this set, you might as well invest in a resource like the Installation Manual to get the full details.
In summary, like his last set of videos, I cant recommend these highly enough to anyone running the Wing-T. These videos are excellent for anyone looking at getting the most out of their practices, whether theyre new to the Wing-T, running it under center or switching to a Pistol look. I know I cant wait to incorporate these drills in the Spring for my receivers, and the JV team when I get them in the summer. Keep up the great work Coach!