Hard Hitting Defense

We’re in the middle of the playoffs in nearly every state in the country (maybe every state) and each week the competition gets tougher. As more teams are eliminated the only teams left are the best in each class. We just finished the quarterfinals this weekend...

What Is A Tackle?

Okay, I know what a Tackle is. And I certainly know what a Solo Tackle is (you did it all by yourself with no help). A Tackle is “stopping the ball carrier” – and that’s my simplest definition. I could get more official and say it’s...

Pressuring the QB/Pursuit and Tackling

A couple of years ago we had the pleasure of working with Coach Jake Gilbert on a 4-3 video series and just knew we had to get him back when we did our Indianapolis Online Clinic on January 13, 2018. Thankfully he agreed and we got two more great presentations on...

4-3 Quarters Defense

The Chicago Clinic was extremely successful and power packed with outstanding coaches. Sean Coultis, the Defensive Coordinator at Bolingbrook High School in the southwest suburbs of Chicago was our featured speaker and gave three presentations on the 4-3 Quarters...

Defensive Line Fundamentals

There are several high school teams in Illinois that are noted for their defense and Stevenson High School is one of those teams. Located in the northern suburbs of Chicago, Stevenson is one of the largest public high schools in Illinois at just over 4,000 students...

Gap Control 4-4

The defensive coordinator at Joliet West since 2014, Coach Harry Hessling has helped Head Coach Jason Aubry  orchestrate one of the greatest program turnarounds in history. A toxic, stagnant program was flipped into a program with a championship culture. In 2016...