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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 Rowan University's Special Teams Philosophy and Punt Team Techniques We think our approach to special teams is very sound. We utilize all players, both starters and reserves, on special teams and use players from both sides of the ball. Also, we will reward certain players for outstanding play by allowing them to participate on special teams.We identify every player’s strengths and incorporate them into special teams. We cannot afford to spend an inordinate amount of time teaching skills that players have already mastered. We keep the schemes relatively simple and are willing to use as many players as possible.The two main goals of special teams are to create a... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6224&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. 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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 Letter from AFM – Social Studies When the subject of social media came up at a recent NFL HSPD Leadership Program session for top high school student-athletes, NFL Player Engagement representatives had a unique way of presenting the perils of posting on social media sites. One by one, they asked athletes to stand up and read actual tweets they had sent out, which the NFL had previously collected and projected on a big screen.The results of the exercise weren’t pretty. Many tweets included foul language and derogatory comments about coaches, teachers or students. Others mentioned drinking or drug use. While it might have been ... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6214&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. 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This is relevant to you if you have a desire to make changes that will benefit the quality of each player’s speed capability. Change that will maximize results drastically. The majority of football coaches use training applications that are not processing their athletes’ football speed by the rule of specificity. That is, specific applications that offer pure value and are not diluted with variations of different training methods that will counter maximal speed gain. Th... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6215&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. 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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 The Coach’s Role on the Athletic Health Care Team As a coach, you are likely to be involved in each portion of the athletic health care relay – prevention, recognition and first aid care, assessment and treatment, and rehabilitation.Your roles are defined by    • Certain rules of the legal system and rules of         your school administration,    • Expectations of parents, and    • Interactions with other athletic health care         team members.Legal Definitions of Your RoleBasically, the legal system supports the theory that a coach’s ... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6217&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 35 Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 Cougar Defensive Line Drills We believe that constant drill work for our defensive line makes them better players. We have a variety of drills for our D-line that feature four different agility bag drills including two in a hole, a lateral run drill, and a cut drill. There are also four different cage drills that we practice on a regular basis – get offs, fast feet, the lateral shuffle, and the L-step. In part II next month, we will include drills such as post mount sleds, pop up bags, and tite up bags. # 1.  Agility Bags Objective of Drill:• Develop quick feet• Work on lateral movement• Work on the cut blockFre... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6218&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 35 Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. 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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 The Business of Coaching - Joe Moglia is a prime example of how success in business and coaching go hand-in-hand. If you pay attention to the great coaching stories in college football, then you already know about Joe Moglia.You may recognize him as the former CEO of financial services company TD Ameritrade, where he oversaw the firm’s meteoric growth during his seven years at the helm. Or, you may know him as the current head coach at Coastal Carolina, where, in his first season in 2012, he led the Chanticleers to eight wins en route to being named the Big South Coach of the Year. 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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 U-TURN How Southern Virginia University went from 3-8 to 8-2. On February 9th 2009, I agreed to become the head football coach at Southern Virginia University. At the time, the SVU football program faced several obstacles both on and off the field. They included a low team grade point average, discipline problems, and recruitment and retention problems. In addition, they had embraced a mediocre mentality from a losing record.When I accepted the head coaching job, SVU had only had one winning season in school history and had averaged just two wins per season over the history of the program. We had to recruit better players and coach better, but most of al... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6221&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. 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Here are the reasons why we use it, the quarterback’s steps and reads, the importance of ball placement and wide receiver routes. Four actual plays within the 3-step game are also included – our 90 pass, 91 switch, 92 double, and 95Y stick. Reasons to use the 3-step passing game: •  Better utilize our skilled athletes - “speed in space”.•  Take advantage of loose zone or man coverage.•  Take pressure off the offensive line.•  High percentage passes.•  Great use of all personnel wi... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6222&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. 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In each situation, we have multiple disguises and blitz packages. Overview•  The 35 defensive concept is built around foot speed – plain and simple.•  If your team has the speed to run it, there are a number of benefits. Among them:-  It enables you to adapt and adjust to multiple formations, sets and motion without b... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6223&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 35 Warning: date(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 DEFENSIVE BLUEPRINT - Lehigh’s 11 Keys to a Championship Defense 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 - It’s hard to be a championship defense if you don’t have a championship staff. In order to develop your staff, everyone must be on the same page and be an expert in their area. 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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 Managing your Program - Self Evaluation With Film Spring football begins soon around the country. While the format and limitations vary from state-to-state, there should still be a focus for both the players and coaches. The spring is a time where the sense of urgency is not as important as during the season. There either isn’t a game at the end of this period, or if there is, it’s at the end of several weeks of preparation. With that removed as a prime focus, development of a foundation for the fall is of utmost importance. Using film and teaching players how to evaluate their performance and technique now will pay big dividends when time fo... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6227&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. 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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 A-Turf® Titan: the Industry’s Best-Performing Artificial Turf System A-Turf, a synthetic turf athletic field builder, sets the standard in the industry by partnering with schools, colleges & universities, parks and private developers to provide premier athletic surfaces. Its A-Turf® Titan is the industry’s best-performing artificial turf system – and it’s backed with the best and longest warranty: 12 years. While it’s been in action for a few years, A-Turf’s most notable Titan field is at the Ralph Wilson Stadium – home to the NFL’s Buffalo Bills. The Bills play on the Titan 50 system, the industry’s most durable, player-friendly, and aesthetically superior... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6228&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. 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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 Champion Communicators Four state champion coaches rely on the Tempest FX sideline communications system from CoachComm.All high school coaches know that it’s critical to have clear, reliable communications during a game. The ability to share information between coaches in the press box and those on the sideline has, for years, determined much of a team’s in-game strategy. An interrupted signal or unclear reception can spell disaster.    But the best coaches, those that win state championships, also realize that they need to have the most reliable and technologically-advanced sideline communications a... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6229&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. 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We selected 'America/Chicago' for 'CDT/-5.0/DST' instead in /var/www/vhosts/americanfootballmonthly.com/httpdocs/feed/index.php on line 36 Solid Foundation The NFL PREP 100 Series presented by Under Armour and the National Guard gives elite high school student-athletes meaningful lessons in football and in life.The NFL gives back to the high school community at large through its High School Player Development program presented by the National Guard. Free football skills and character development camps are conducted nationwide along with the HSPD Leadership Program and the National 7-on-7 Tournament – together giving thousands of high school athletes quality football experiences and leadership lessons.For truly gifted athletes, those who are likel... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6230&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. 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Before competing at the varsity level, basic skills include how competent the quarterback is in ball-handling, knowing his assignments, and many others. In the advanced section, to succeed at the varsity level, your quarterback must be able to know ever player’s responsibility on every play, lead in both the huddle and the line of scrimmage, and be proficient in eight more skills. Download Here... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6226&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. 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Athletes are unique in their psychological needs for external motivation and even those needs change as each athlete matures.  To complicate matters further, each year a team’s motivational needs change based on previous successes and a host of other variables. The following three successful coaches shared how they, through trial and error, found the sweet spot in motivating their athletes during the off-season. While the motivational techniques were unique to each coach... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6231&output=article Warning: strtotime(): It is not safe to rely on the system's timezone settings. You are *required* to use the date.timezone setting or the date_default_timezone_set() function. In case you used any of those methods and you are still getting this warning, you most likely misspelled the timezone identifier. 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Yet, with the advent of the spread offense, the speed of play calling and substitutions has quickened, allowing coaches to better manage the tempo and get more offensive scoring opportunities. Adopting a quick-paced, quasi-huddle at the middle school level allows coaches the opportunity to change the flow of the game and get more offensive plays.... http://www.americanfootballmonthly.com/Subaccess/articles.php?article_id=6232&output=article