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Rex Lardner June 29th, 2017

Part two of the clinic article, "Spread Two-Back Power Without Two Backs" is posted today. Written by Valparaiso offensive line coach Vin Giacalone, the article focuses on each lineman's responsibilities.

June 28th, 2017

Vin Giacalone is the offensive line coach at Valparaiso University. Posted today is the first part of his clinic article, "Spread Two-Back Power Without Two Backs." Included are diagrams for Valparaiso's Gap play.

June 27th, 2017

Eddie Fields is a coach and teacher at Space Coast High School in florida and a frequent contributor to His latest blog is posted today.

June 26th, 2017

One of the clinic articles in AFM's first digital edition - now available at - is "Game Changer:Blocking a Punt" written by Texas Tech Coaches Tommy Perry and Chris Clevenger. Here is an excerpt:

"As a coach, there is no greater feeling than teaching/drilling/designing/practicing and finally executing a punt block on game day. As we all understand however, nothing positive in a game occurs without hard work and close attention to detail over months of preparation. That goes for that two seconds or less that is required to get-off the line of scrimmage and go block an opponent's punt."

June 23rd, 2017

AFM's first digital issue is now available at the AFM website. Included in the clinic articles of this issue is, 'The Fourth Down Quick Kick Offense' written by St. Augustine's University Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator, Alvin Parker.Here is an excerpt:

"After not having much success with our punt unit in previous years, we looked for different strategies to maintain good field position and to give us multiple chances on offense at securing big plays. When opposing teams see our offense remaining on the field for fourth downs, it forces them to keep their defense on the field. By leaving your defense on the field, this ususally eliminates a punt return opportunity."

June 22nd, 2017

Jeff Hancock is the Offensive Coordinator at McMurry University in Abilene, Texas. Posted today is his clinic article, complete with diagrams, of the 'Goal Line Bunch Concept.'

June 21st, 2017

Tom Flynn is a former member of the Notre Dame 1977 National Championship team, a former college coach, and high school athletics director. Posted today is his blog about dealing with parents entitled, "High School Parents - It's Not All
Their Fault."

June 20th, 2017

Kristian Johnson is an assistant coach at Tyler Junior College in Texas. His article on the 'Up Tempo Offense: No Huddle' is posted today.

June 19th, 2017

AFM's first digital issue is now available on AFM's website. One of the featured clinic articles is entitled, "The Year of the Quarterback: A Year in the Development of Today's College Quarterback' written by Joe Davis, the Quarterbacks Coach at Fordham. Here is an excerpt:..."I believe that the relationship between the team's quarterback and his coach is one that may be the most integral basis of communciation in a program and one that must be built on trust, respect and accountability."

June 16th, 2017

AFM's first digital only issue is now available on You don't want to miss articles on Auburn's Special Teams or the Double Gun Offense, a unique system that can be adapted to both youth and high school offenses. One of the feature articles is 'Momentum Plays and the Kicking Game at Auburn' written by the Tigers' Special Teams Coach Scott Fountain. Here is an excerpt: "The concept of 'Momentum Plays on special Teams' came from Eric Link, Auburn's special teams analyst. We believe these 'momentum plays' impact games and directly determine who wins the special teams phase of each game."

June 15th, 2017

In part II of his clinic article, Coach Ben Martin focuses on defensive drills. Coach Martin is the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Colorado Mesa University.

June 14th, 2017

Ben Martin is the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Colorado Mesa University. Part I of his clinic article on both defensive strategy and drills is posted today.

June 13th, 2017

Part II of the clinic article, "Concordia College's Triple Option" is posted today. Complete with diagrams, the article was written by Aaron Willits, Concordia's Offensive Coordinator.

June 12th, 2017

Aaron Willits is the Offensive Coordinator at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. Part I of his clinic article, "Concordia College's Triple Option" is posted today with diagrams.

June 9th, 2017

Jack Turner is the Head Coach at Auburn High School in Riner, Virginia. Posted today is his article on Auburn's complete turnaround. The team went from losing 39 straight games to 3 winning seasons in a row, and 3 straight playoff appearances.

June 8th, 2017

Part II of the clinic article, "Falcon Offensive Game Planning" is posted today. Written by Matt Walker, the Head coach at the University of "Wisconsin-River Falls", the article includes Situational Game Planning and a Defensive Breakdown.

June 7th, 2017

Matt Walker is the Head Coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Part I of his two part clinic article, "Falcon Offensive Game Planning" is posted today which includes his general offensive principles.

June 6th, 2017

Posted today is part II of Coach Eric Marty's clinic article, "Defining, Evaluating, and Developing the Non-Physical Elements of Quarterback Play." Coach Marty is the Head Coach at Reedley College in California.

June 5th, 2017

Eric Marty is the Head Football Coach at Reedley College. Posted today is part I of his in-depth clinic article, "Defining, Evaluating, and Developing the Non-Physical Elements of Quarterback Play."

June 2nd, 2017

Posted today is part II of Coach Ryan Jirgl's clinic article, "Challenging and Eliminating an Isolated Wide Receiver." Diagrams are included with the article. Coach Jirgl is the Defensive Coordinator at Whittier College in California.

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