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Brad Dixon | Sprint Based Practice and Game Planning Efficiency 

For those of you who caught my last podcast I talked about how wind sprints are not only used less and less for conditioning, but they’re probably unnecassary altogether. There are many other ways to get in conditioning with more football or game like activities. But now there are those out there advocating an even more radical approach than what I even called for. Now, I’m not one to jump on the band wagon for every new idea, but I am willing to listen and consider new ideas. I challenge you to explore and consider one of our presentations on the Online Clinic – A presentation by Brad Dixon, HFC at Camp Point Central High School  in western Illinois. CPC is a small school of 245 students. In the last 9 years under Coach Dixon Central has a record of 85-20, an .810 including 3 regular undefeated seasons, two semi finalists and 1 state runnerup in 2018. Obviously, Dixon is doing a lot of things right. So, when a guy like him talks, I’ll listen.

These are some of the hilites you will get from his presentation:…

Most staffs average 17 hours per week together as a staff, highest was 60 hours, CPC averages 7 hours per week  Why? Family, Feed The Cats, 1) No Stretch – takes away explosiveness, Reflexive Performance Reset, a neuro way to turn the body on, speed drills, 2) Practice is based on speed, football specific skills and fundamentals. 3) Max velocity sprint 3 times per week. 4) No Conditioning (gassers, sprints, bear crawls) teaches em to run slow. Conditioning makes you slower? 5) Adequate rest is necessary 6) play as many 1 players as they can 7) dont let today ruin tomorrow   We want our players to feel as FRESH as possible and be able to play as FAST as possible on Friday Night by using the Minimum Effective Dose Possible! Healthy, fast, excited rather than tired and beat up.  On Friday night they let the big cats out of the cage. Practice Schedule  Wed only full pad practice of the week.   There is much, much more and to get the details, you’ve gotta listen to Coach Dixon.

When I was a head wrestling coach, I believed in proper rest at the right times. A week before reionals, which started the state championship series, we stopped running in the mornings before school. Why? Fresh legs for regionals, sectionals and state. The week of regionals I DID work em hard on Monday and Tuesday then backed off on wed and Thurs. Why? I wanted em fresh for the big tournament. Looking back, should I have backed off even more? Maybe. Less live wrestling and more drill work? Maybe. The point is, you want the guys fresh and ready to go game time…AND, THATS MY TAKE!

New on the Online Clinic…Game Film Review with Herbert Davis, HC at Madison Ridgley Academy in Mississippi. You guys that love to review and critique game footage, this is for you. Coach Davis is good. And just released today, Nick Pelham, the DC at Dutch Fork HS in SC gives a presentation on defending Unbalanced Formations with his 3-4 defense. Its a supplement to his 3-4 series that you can find on our store. Pelham is a superb D coordinator and presenter and we are honored to have him be a part of Chiefpigskin. Dutch Fork has won 4 straight large school state championships in SC and and is a national powerhouse.  This is an hour and a half of defensive football talk by one of our very best.

The Washington Redskins are no more. I said a few weeks ago it was just a matter of time. They are now the Washington Football Team. My vote for a new name? I’m goin with the Redtails, although some say that too is racist. We’ll see. Also gone in the NHL are the Edmonton Eskimos. I predict that eventually The KC Chiefs will change, Cleveland Indians, and Chicago Blackhawks. Atlanta Braves? I dont think so right now, but in 5-6 years they may hafta change too.

Top 10 HW boxers of All time. MY TOP TEN. 10. Evander Holyfield (44-10-2) 6-2 225 …9. Sonny Liston (50-4) 6-1 215…8. Jack Johnson (55-11-8) 6-0 200…7. Jack Dempsey (55-6-9) 6-1 190   6. Lennox Lewis (41-2-1) 6-5 255 …6. Larry Holmes (69-6) 6-3 215   5 Joe Frazier 32-4-1 6-0 205  4. George Foreman 6-3 220 76-5 with 68 knockouts.

George Foreman. One of the greatest Heavyweight Champions of all time. George combined power, size and agility to become one of the most dominant fighters of all time. He won his first title after he defeated Joe Frazier in two rounds in January 1973 by knocking the legend down six times. His fighting career lasted from 1969-1997, 28 incredible years. His most illustrious achievement came on Nov. 5, 1994, when he knocked out Michael Moorer and became the oldest heavyweight champion in the history of boxing at 45. And this after a 10 year retirement to become a preacher! Inconcievable! And he’s my #4. Next week, my 3rd greatest HW boxer of all time.

One more thing…Worry weighs a person down, an encouraging word cheers a person up. Prov 12:25  Be an encourager!

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Coach Albaugh coached high school football in Illinois for 28 years. During that time he coached at every level and on both sides of the ball. He was the offensive and defensive line coach for four undefeated teams and was a defensive coordinator in his last 11 years, twice reaching the semi finals of the Illinois state playoffs.