November 30, 2011

With lockout nearing end, basketball back in focus

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BKN_NBA_LABOR?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-11-30-22-57-18NEW YORK (AP) -- These are the kinds of negotiations NBA fans have been waiting for.Teams began talking to agents Wednes...

November 4, 2010

Basketball: The 1-2-2 zone defense

Changing your defenses during the course of a game can be very effective. I have found a 1-2-2 zone can be modified on the fly by making calls from the bench. It also can be adjusted to fit your personnel. The first step is to learn the basic rule...

June 16, 2010

Football: Dynamic drills to improve your team’s tackling

In the last few years, we have incorporated these tackling-technique drills into our practices twice a week, every week. These drills stress the fundamentals of tackling, which help develop better tacklers and, ultimately, gives your defenders confid...

January 29, 2010

Football: Talladega High School’s ‘Magnum’ defense

Talladega High School's "Magnum" defensive package presents a 4-3 look (DIAGRAM 1) with variations consisting of one front, two coverages and six blitzes. DIAGRAM 1 DIAGRAM 2 shows how simple it is to derive one of its most popula...

January 29, 2010

Football: Stack 3-3 zone blitzes

The Stack 3-3 Zone Blitzes in Effect To combat the rising tide of spread offenses, many colleges and high schools are adopting the 3-3-5 or 3-5-3 defense. The 3-3’s flexibility and adaptability can help pressure the passers and c...

October 2, 2009

Football: Drills to develop man coverage skills for defensive backs

Man-to-man coverage begins with the proper alignment of the defensive backs to the receivers at the line of scrimmage (LOS). This normally places the corner backs 5 to 7 yards off of the LOS, with an inside shade on the receivers. At the snap of the ...