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Teaching the Inside and Outside Zone Using 3-Person Groupsby: Ken Wilmesherr
Offensive Line Coach, Grossmont College
© June 2014
O-Linemen need to determine their defender’s alignment so they know if they are a covered or uncovered lineman.
This topic is about teaching the inside and outside zone using 3-person groups during your individual periods.
Before getting into the actual drills, a few things must be understood. The two plays are based on the teaching that in any inside or outside zone play, there are “covered” and “uncovered” linemen. Covered linemen are those that have a defender in an alignment directly across from them. Uncovered linemen do not have a defender aligned across from them. I talk to my players about the different covered alignments a defender can have. The defender can either align to the play side, or side the ball is being run, or back side, the side the ball is being run away from.
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