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Rex Lardner March 24th, 2017

Part II of "The Hiram College Adjustment Passing Game" is posted today. Written by Head Coach Henry Stanford and Offensive Coordinator Adam Moses, the clinic article details adjustments made to a 3 x 2 formation.

March 23rd, 2017
Henry Stanford is the head coach at Hiram College and Adam Moses is his offensive coordinator. They combined to write a clinic article, "The Hiram College Adjustment Passing Game" in which part I is posted today.

March 22nd, 2017

Today's posting is from coach David Buchanan, a head coach for more than 25 years and is from his book, 'Black Shoes and White Shoestrings.' The posting is entitled, Stealing Reps, Utilizing Quality Coaches, and the 21st Century Reality..'

March 21st, 2017

Part II of the clinic article, "Blitzing the Quarterback Run Game with 2-High Safeties" is posted today. Written by Patrick Moynahan, the Linebackers Coach at Kenyon College, part II details Kenyon's 'Spy Match Coverage.'

March 20th, 2017

Patrick Moynahan is the Linebackers Coach at Kenyon College. Posted today is part I of a two part clinic article entitled,'Blitzing the Quarterback Run Game with 2-High Safeties.' Coach Moynahan details how his 'Inferno Blitz' provides pressure on the offense.


March 17th, 2017

The conclusion of Cory Sauter's three-part clinic article is posted today.The Head Coach at Southwest Minnesota State, his "In-Season Practice Plan" discusses 'Turnover-Free Friday' and how the practice is divided.

March 16th, 2017

Part II of Cory Sauter's clinic article, "In-Season Practice Plan" is posted today. Sauter is the Head Coach at Southwest Minnesota State University. Today's posting includes the practice detail for 'Webby Wednesday' and 'Penalty-Free Thursday.'

March 15th, 2017

Cory Sauter is the head coach at Southwest Minnesota State University. Posted today is the first of a three part series that he wrote on his team's 'In-Season Practice Plan.' In part I, Coach Sauter discusses his four practice principles as well as the details of his Tuesday practices.

March 14th, 2017

"Yoga for Athletes" was written by Ryanne Cunningham who manages the Flow Yoga Studio in Green Bay. She helps train NFL players by having them perform various yoga exercises. In this posting two new movements - 'Shoulder Rotation with Strap' and 'Knee to Elbow Stretching' - are included. The book includes yoga stretches for every football position.

March 13th, 2017

Eddie Fields is a coach and teacher at Space Coast High School in Cocoa, Florida. A frequent contributor to American Football Monthly, his latest article is posted today. It's entitled, "We Don't Need...No Football Coaches.' Read The Article

March 10th, 2017

Bruce Pielstick's 'Ultimate' offense concludes with part III posted today. The offensive coordinator at MidAmerica Nazarene University, Coach Pielstick discusses both run and pass play concepts.

March 9th, 2017

Part II of the 'Ultimate' offense is posted today. Written by Bruce Pielstick, the offensive coordinator at Midamerica Nazarene University, this segment includes his offensive philosophy along with personnel terminology, situational groups and huddles.

March 8th, 2017

Bruce Pielstick, the offensive coordinator of MidAmerica Nazarene University, writes about the 'Ultimate' Offense today in the first of a three part series. Coach Pielstick asks the question, 'What is the most important element in your offense: speed of play, the ability to audible the best match-up opportunity, or the scheme that you use?' His response, 'Why not have it all?'

March 7th, 2017

Mark Theophel is the defensive coordinator at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York. In today's posting, Coach Theophel details defending RPOs. Entitled, 'Defending RPOs: Run Your Defense' the clinic article includes seven diagrams on how to stop multiple options.

March 6th, 2017

Grant Mollring was hired to take over the Buena Vista University football program last December. He arrived in Storm Lake, Iowa after serving as offensive coordinator at Hastings College for three seasons. In a Q and A with AFM, posted today, Coach Mollring talks about the transition in going from an OC to being a head coach.

March 3rd, 2017

Part II of "Open Door Policy for Wide Receiver Fundamentals" is posted today. It was written by Steve Heck, the wide receivers coach at Kutztown University and Matt Pirolli, an assistant coach at Central Bucks West High School in Pennsylvania.

March 2nd, 2017

Steve Heck is the Wide Receivers Coach for Kutztown University and Matt Pirolli is an assistant coach at Central Bucks West High School (PA). They combined to write the clinic article, "Open Door Policy for Wide Receiver Fundamentals" in which part I is posted today.

March 1st, 2017

David Buchanan has been a high school head coach for 25 years and a frequent contributor to American Football Monthly. His article on "Building a Coaching Staff and Program" is posted today.

February 28th, 2017

Part II of "Coaching Better Each Season: A Year-Round System for Athletic Development and Program Success" by Wade Gilbert is posted today - the subject: understanding motivation and the learning process.

February 27th, 2017

The "Double Gun System" is now available at Written and compiled by youth coach Jay Stolfi, it is a complete and thorough offense that gives a coach everything he needs to be successful. The system is easily adaptable to a youth league program or a high school offense. The system includes:

  • 4 complete videos including the philosophy of the Double Gun Offense, detailed blocking schemes, installation with formation and personnel selections and a breakdown of plays.
  • 20 individual play clips to give every coach a detailed idea of this offense.
  •  Documentation that includes a HUDL playbook PDF, HUDL practice sheets, drill diagrams, sample practice plans and sample play sheets.

 Additionally, the system also includes a Power Point presentation that features over 150 slides with practice game plays, plays, and formations.

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