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July 2013

July 2013


Three Pillars of Defensive Prep

by: Jeff McDonald
Linebackers Coach • Wesleyan University
© July 2013

Three important items in game planning include practicing proper tackling, studying your opponent’s big plays and those your defense has given up, and focusing on turnovers.

We are always looking for a defensive edge on game day. However, with the unpredictability that game day brings, it is very difficult to predict or prepare for every scenario that might present itself. That is why it is important to use Monday through Friday to put the odds of victory as much as possible in our favor.

So, what can we do during game week to increase our odds of being successful on Friday or Saturday? I have three ideas that will help you increase your odds of finding victory on Friday or Saturday.

First, focus on eliminating big plays by emphasizing tackling every day and having a tackling system that all of the position g....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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