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March 2013

March 2013


Zone Blocking, Part III – Proper Stances and Footwork

by: Ken Wilmesherr
Offensive Line Coach, Grossmont College
© March 2013

It doesn’t matter what scheme you run if your line isn’t fundamentally sound. In Part III of this series, we will cover the stances we use to develop our offensive linemen. As we master our techniques, the stance is the foundation we build great blocking on. 

STANCE

You cannot overestimate the importance of the stance. A poor stance equals a poor start.
 
Key Components

We use both the three-point and two-point stances. Here are the key components of both stances:
 
Bunch your stance. We want a slightly tightened stance (feet under the armpits) to allow for controlled stepping. The proper foot alignment generates the proper footwork and the proper power.

Balance your stance. A wide stance, or too much we....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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