Are you like me? Or at least the way I USED to be when I was coaching? I could not get my hands on enough drills. To me, good drills are one of the keys to training athletes in practice in any sport, not just football. When I first started coaching in 1976 I didn’t realize the importance of effective drills. Over the years I learned how to incorporate drills in a systematic way that reflected what we believed in. I guess that’s another key. You can’t just have a big glob of drills that don’t fit your system or the practice plan. So what do you do? You just keep learning, you just keep exploring methods by those veteran coaches that have gone on before and have a great reputation for success. As we get into the swing of things in high school football around the country it’s not too late to add to your library of football drills. Nick Pelham, the head coach at White Knoll HS in South Carolina put together a video for Chiefpigskin in 2020 when he was the Defensive Coordinator at Dutch Fork HS. Dutch Fork has been one of the top programs in the country for the last several years and Pelham was was a big part of the success. His video entitled Winning With Fundamentals covers Tackling, Pass Rush, and Outside Linebacker Drills. More good stuff for you defensive guys to devour. You will NOT be disappointed! By the way, hope your first weeks of practice are going well.
Great Quote: Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome – Booker T. Washington