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April 2014

April 2014


DEFENSIVE BLUEPRINT - Lehigh's 11 Keys to a Championship Defense

by: Gerard Wilcher
Co-Defensive Coordinator ē Lehigh University
© April 2014

We have 11 priorities for building a championship defense: staff, personnel, multiplicity, coaching the little things, getting what you coach, swarm, passion, and finish, self-scouting, game planning, and maintaining the integrity of your defense. Developing each one is critical to building your defense.
 
Staff - Itís hard to be a championship defense if you donít have a championship staff. In order to develop your staff, everyone must be on the same page and be an expert in their area. On a daily basis, the staff must be able to function as one unit just as you want the defense to function as one unit.
 
Personnel - Here are the characteristics you want at each position:
 
STUD LB - Plays over the TE, edge pass rusher, quality spot dropper.
 
WILL LB - Weakside rusher out of the 3-4, conve....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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