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Youth Football Defensive Fundamentals 2-Pack

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Youth Football Fundamentals: Shedding Blocks and Creating Turnovers

with Jack Gregory,
President, Double Wing Symposium

Jack Gregory discusses the importance of attacking the blocker and winning the physical battle up front. In this DVD of football fundamentals, he looks at two of the most important aspects of the game from a defensive standpoint - shedding blocks and creating turnovers.

Shedding Blocks
Youth football players need to learn the basic techniques of defensive line play. One of the most overlooked skills is the proper way to shed a block. Coach Gregory emphasizes being "violent with your hands" and taking on only half of a man when defeating a block. With his shiver, post, and speed rip techniques, he shows how to build a foundation for proper block shedding. He uses the shiver as a starting point and then demonstrates how to use the post to enable a quick player to out flank his blocker. He also demonstrates the Rip Club, Bull Rush, Bull & Jerk and Hump Move to give players a variety of ways to get off a block.

Splitting the double team is a necessity when it comes to stopping a solid run game. Coach Gregory demonstrates how defenders need to "flip the hips" into the hole to break through the double team and destroy the play. He takes players through a lock-arms-and-knee-drop technique that will build a pile at the point of attack and force the ball carrier to bubble and bounce the play sideways to the other defenders.

Creating Turnovers
Forcing turnovers is an integral part of successful defenses. However, players often go for the turnover and give up extra yardage. Coach Gregory teaches the finer points of creating turnovers without giving up yards. He uses three techniques to separate the ball from the runner - the punch, the finger chop and the finger chop and elbow strike combination. His drills teach the first man in to tackle the ball while the gang tacklers are coached to take it away.

This DVD will strengthen the ability of your defensive unit to destroy blocks and create turnovers. Coaches at the youth and high school level will benefit from this presentation. The techniques described here teach players to win the game by stripping the ball away in a clutch moment .

80 minutes. 2013.

Youth Football Fundamentals: Tackling and Pursuit Techniques & Drills

with Jack Gregory,
President, Double Wing Symposium

Youth coaches, are you ready to experience a systematic tackling progression that teaches kids how to tackle the right way? Jack Gregory shows you how to teach the basic techniques and fundamentals of tackling that are safe and effective.

Tackling Drills
Gregory diagrams proper techniques before taking you to the practice field for a live demonstration of his tackling drill progression featuring players from his youth team. His teaching covers:

  • The three step progression L.E.G.; "Load" your body, "Explode" up into the runner, "Go" through the ball carrier at full speed
  • A sequence of basic, intermediate and advanced tackling drills so you can adjust your practice depending on our players' ability
  • How teaching the proper way to fall will reduce your teams injuries
  • Coaching "cue words" that allows the players to learn the proper technique quickly

Starting with the Bag Drill, Coach Gregory takes you through four basic drills that teach the L.E.G. tackling system. This tackling progression develops a youth player's tackling technique and skills set by using various angles and aiming points on the ball carrier.

Intermediate drills such as Spin Tackle and Quick Angle force the tackler to "lock and load" on the ball carrier. Advanced drills challenge the players with game-like conditions. The shed is introduced as well as seven different drills that train players to be tackling machines.

Pursuit Drills
Gregory's pursuit progression features six drills that help train players to take a good angle to the ball and make tackles or create a turnovers. In a unique twist, Gregory shows the drills using a soccer ball, which allows you to control the speed and angle of attack, while getting in a lot of reps. You can simulate off tackle, sweep, iso, and even pass plays by throwing the ball where it needs to be.

The pursuit drills start in an individual, non-contact format to teach the angle of attack while reinforcing technique. Gregory adds one-on-one drills that focus on squaring up to the ball carrier or beating him to the perimeter. The progression includes a four-player force-and-contain drill and a back five pursuit drill that introduces a "Shoot Defender" (or a mike linebacker), while maintaining inside and outside leverage.

With just a few modifications, these drills can be used with any defense.

Shut down your opponent and keep your players safe this season with these essential tackling and pursuit drills.

178 minutes. 2013.


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