THE HARD DECK – 10 Passing Zones On The Field

The coaches at American Fork HS in Utah have developed a system to help their QB quickly identify where to go with the football in their passing attack. Led by Micah Hunsaker, the QB Coach who has been the OC for the last 7 years, the system includes concepts in...

8 Drills For Tackling and Takeaways

Tackling and takeaways - are these the 2 most important skills for defense? I don't know if they are THE MOST important but they sure are right there at the top, especially tackling. In his video presentation for Chiefpigskin DC Charles Watkins at Concordia University...

Quarterback Play – Timing and Rhythm

Get Those Quarterbacks ready! Hasn't that become more important than ever? In today's offenses the QB is asked to be a bigger part of the system than ever. Yes, the QB position has always been important but in all of the long years in football I have been involved in...

Defensive Fundamental Drills

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...

Ten Important Concepts for Coaching WRs

I was thinking back the other day about when I played in the 60s. Heck, I can't even remember if we had a wide receiver coach. We didn't throw the ball much and when we did it was usually some type of play action to a tight end or a back coming out of the backfield....

5 Guys Blocking 5 Guys

What are the top football states in the country? Who do you think of when thinking of top states for high school football? Texas? California? Florida? Well...how about Ohio? Certainly they are in the top ten and maybe the top 5. If you ask Ohio high school coaches...

7 Key Areas To Focus On For Special Teams

Yes, of course, special teams are important. Every coach knows it and we all work on it. There's a saying that it's 1/3 of the game so you need to devote 33% of your practice time to it. That's debatable but it's not debatable that they can win or lose football...

3 Ways To Create A Program By Design

Middle of the summer and high school football camps are gearing up in anticipation of the fall season. Camps, clinics, summer practice, whatever your state calls it, we're all still looking for a few tidbits out there as we prepare for the battles this fall. Of...

4 Ways To Maximize Trips Passing Game

A few years ago, 2019 to be exact , we took a visit to the great state of Texas and visitedĀ Scott Peach, Head Coach at Arlington HS Arlington, TX. Arlington is one of the premier programs in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. The Colts were just coming off of an outstanding...

Three Variations For Cover 3

When I coached we were a cover 3 team. It worked for us and it works for tons of programs out there. I can't say what coverage is best - you decide for your own program. If you play cover 3 take a look at a video that was released here on Chiefpigskin in January of...

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