Xs and Os

‘5-on-4 Scramble:’ Taking the shell drill to another level

We created a 5-on-4 Scramble as a competitive and fun game that would reinforce the defensive skills learned from the traditional Shell Drill.

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October 1, 2020

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. Learn how to get the most from your DBs in man coverage.

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A tribute to the strength of coaches

In a special Powerline, Ken Mannie deviate from the usual Xs and Os to pay tribute to you, the coaches who have such a profound impact on student-athletes, schools and communities in so many ways.

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