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December 2011

December 2011


Drills Report – Expanded – Advanced Defensive Line Play Techniques and Drills

by: Tim Tobin
Defensive Line Coach Kutztown University
© December 2011

At Kutztown University, we believe in an aggressive, attacking style of play from our defensive line. Here are seven coaching points and seven drills to help your defensive line improve every day.
 
Coaching Point #1 – We use this acronym every day.

SACKER

S - Stance (balanced and coiled)

A - Alignment (See foot and shoulder)

C - Concentration (What are you looking at?)

K - Keys (mirror feet)

E - Evaluate (what do you see?)

R - Responsibility (playing the right gap)
 
Coaching Point #2 – Before the snap

Alignment – We align our eyes on the shoulder of the offensive lineman to the side of our shade. Players need to see the feet of their key. When stunting to a different gap, we tell our players to get into a ‘smart alignment.’ This means getting into the prope....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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