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November 2006

November 2006


Pursuit, Tackling, and Takeaways

by: Kevin Doherty
Defensive Coordinator, Harvard University
© November 2006

As coaches, we have many formative years. We learn to scheme, we learn organization, we learn player relations, how to recruit, how to present, how to teach, motivate, package, adapt. There are certain things that have changed over time and there are some constants.

    Tackling and pursuit have always been trademarks of great defenses. More recently, takeaways has been a great indicator of team success. The goal of this article is to share with you how we go about achieving our maximum potential in these areas.

    We are all under time constraints and we are always looking for ways to maximize our efficiency in teaching. We will cover some of the organization and practice habits that have led to two undefeated seasons and the most successful five-year period in th....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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