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Linfield College: Spotlight Of A Successful Coach

Joseph Smith, head football coach at Linfield College, shares his key points to creating a successful football program....


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Linfield College: Quarterback

Linfield College has a history of success. The football program boasts 56 years of consecutive winning seasons. In this video, head coach, Joseph Smith, talks about what he expects from quarterbacks at Linfield....


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Linfield College: A Look Inside Practice

Linfield College has a history of success. The football program boasts 56 years of consecutive winning seasons. In this video, head coach, Joseph Smith, talks about how he runs his practice....


January 13, 2011

Football: Developing your defensive backs

The difference between winning and losing a football game is often directly attributed to the quality of play from the defensive secondary. The modern defensive backs must be trained to support both the running and passing games with the help of t...


December 20, 2010

Football: Iowa’s 6-minute tackling circuit

The University of Iowa football team prides itself on a hard-hitting defense that typically ranks in the Top 10 nationally in points allowed. Head coach Kirk Ferentz uses this six-minute tackle circuit to improve the tackling skills of all his defend...


December 16, 2010

The six-minute tackle circuit

Editor’s Note: See video of Kirk Ferentz speaking to a group of high schoolers about goal-setting at the end of this article. The University of Iowa football team prides itself on a hard-hitting defense that typically ranks in the Top 10 nationa...


July 13, 2010

Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz shares WR blocking drills

Players in Kirk Ferentz’s Iowa football program need to be multi-dimensional. To add to his wide receivers’ (WR) skill base, Ferentz uses the following seven blocking drills. DIAGRAM 1: Stalk vs. DB. The defensive back makes three moves fr...


June 16, 2010

Volleyball: The benefits of the ‘Baseball Drill’

Shane Davis, the head volleyball coach at Northwestern University, loves gleaning information from other sports to use in his program. He attends basketball practices to learn from that game, and he has installed a "Baseball Drill" into his volleybal...