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Volleyball Defense 101: Rotation Defense Part One

The Rotation Defense in volleyball is geared to pick up tips. Beginning with the volleyball being set to the outside, Coach goes over the movement and court responsibility of each position. It's essential that players know their area of responsibility. Coach also discusses how this volleyball defensive strategy can be adjusted based on the skill level of your players.

Step and Punch Pass Block Video

In this football skills segment, offensive linemen work on picking up the blitz, twist, and other stunts. Starting with the proper stance and alignment for the vertical set, you'll insure your offensive linemen understand their pass block technique of stepping and punching. <br><Br>Then, this offensive line drill puts a defensive rusher against the lineman who twists and turns to break thru. The offensive lineman treats this as a mirror drill and holds his block against the defender.

Drills for screen and draw blocking

Footwork, proper running angles, and speed are just a part of the focus in these football drills as Coach Richards teaches offensive linemen sound techniques for blocking draw plays and screens.<br><Br> Your center and guard must be proficient doing a bear crawl because their assignment in this drill is to neutralize the defensive tackle. <br><Br> Your offensive tackle must be quick to get to the linebacker using speed and agression to do his job. <br><Br> Using the techniques in these drills, your offense will be able to effectively use screens and draws to move the ball down the football field.

Perimeter Defense - Set to Right Antenna

Guess what this video covers! You got it - perimeter defense with the ball set to the right antenna! No, not the rabbit-ear kind. (Sorry couldn't resist.) Coach covers the responsibilities of each defensive player as they move from base to read positions to defend their turf, uh, court.

The Basics: What Parents Need to Know About Middle School Football

Coaching football takes commitment. Playing football takes commitment. But, being the parent of a young athlete takes dedication to a new level. From practice schedules and medical exam requirements, to planning family vacations around game days - coaches and athletes aren't the only ones who have to demonstrate their dedication to the team.

Hand Action Drill

Remember! Getting the hand action down is important to any defensive lineman and even though this drill will have your defensive linemen laughing because they feel like they are playing a girls game of "patty cake", the basic hand technique to win in the trenches is learned and reinforced.

Double Slot Speed Sweep Left

A sweep around the left side makes this just one of the many effective football plays in our free animated football playbook out of the double slot formation.

The Big Picture

Knowing the big picture about your team important as you set the tone for your season.

Six Point Explosion Drill

Football offensive line drills are about Power. It starts with the stance: Six Points. The offensive lineman is ready to explode on to the field. Hike! Shoot the hands. Watch knowledge, skill, and good coaching come together in an explosion of power. Then watch the defense crumble. But first, watch this football offensive line drills video.

Team Building: Communication Part One

Beginning from day one with athletes the first goal is build a team. Everything else revolves around that. But where do you start? Coach Weisberg starts by defining the five most important aspects of success, beginning with Communication.

Softball Hitting Skills: Lower-Body Strength

Hitting Station One focuses on driving the hips and body through the ball. Using a long stick grasped by the elbows behind the back, athletes move hips and body through the swing to maximize the power of the hit.

Mug Drill - Neutralizing an Opponent's Speed

This football drill is best suited for teaching players how to use skill to beat speed on the field. Players learn how "to take the arms out" of the opponent's running motion so that the runner is contained. These are basic high school football practice drills with tremendous potential for controlling game play.

basic football skills and drills: Ball Handling and The Hand-off Drill

It's not enough to get your hands on the football; You have to know how to hang on to it. This basic football skills and drills session covers Ball Handling - how and where on the body to hold the football so that it is protected in running and tackling situations. Using the Hand-Off Drill basic Ball Handling Drills, athletes work on moving the ball from side-to-side keeping it away from the defense. You can find more <a href="/football/runningbacks/">running back skills here.</a>

The Limp Arm Counter

When your defensive lineman realized the offensive lineman isn't a pushover, it's time for him to use the "Limp Arm Counter" to continue the rush into the backfield. Using armed dummies this video shows the 3 step technique your defensive linemen need to use to counter the offensive lineman when he stops the rush. Like most defensive line drills, this drill is worked from both the left side and the right side.

Organizing Baseball Practice: Practice Warmup

Coach Barker provides an overview of how to run a productive baseball practice warm-up routine. With an emphasis on keeping your practice organized and moving at the appropriate pace, Coach presents simple and easy ways to get your team geared-up to go. Utilizing five separate workstations, these drills provide elements of strength, footwork, and athleticism to your workout. After completing the station workouts, players transition into throwing drills.

Softball Skills: Defense

Half the game of softball is defense, so here is a discussion on defensive strategies (Softball Defensive Strategy).

Softball Skills: Baserunning Part One

Running through first base so you are ready to head to second, or anywhere else if the opportunity presents itself. Plus leads and returning to the base if necessary. (Softball Offensive Strategy).

The Spin Move Pass Rush Technique

In order for a spin move to be an effective tool for a defensive lineman, it must be performed flawlessly, quickly, aggressively and with great strength. In other words, you will have to practice the spin move with your defensive linemen until they have the technique down cold. While the spin move isn't going to be used as often as some of our other pass rush techniques, the defensive lineman who has practiced the spin move enough to effectively add it to his arsenal of techniques, will get more sacks and be a better defender.

Coaching Soccer: Positions and Team Structure

What are the various positions on a soccer team? What does each position do? What type of athletic skills are needed for each soccer position? Those are just a few of the things Coach explains in this first video. Once a coach has identified the athletes whose skills are best suited for each position, it's time to look at systems. Coach gives us an overview of the system he uses in this segment.

Baseball Pitching Skills: Mental Toughness

How much time do coaches spend on the mental part of the game? Coach begins discussing the lack of training spent on the mental aspects of baseball. Maturity plays a large part in developing mental toughness. So, what is the coach's role? You'll find some good advice in this baseball segment.

Evaluation and Tryout Process Organizational Meeting

All baseball coaches should hold an organizational meeting for prospective players and their parents before evaluations and tryouts begin. This meeting should provide interested players and their parents information regarding what will be expected of the aspiring player during the tryout process and what criteria will be used in player selection.

Zone Blocking: The Track

Zone blocking is a powerful blocking scheme for your offensive linemen and this video covers techniques your offensive linemen can use to handle a track situation when they are zone blocking.

Defensive Goals

Setting your defensive goals helps you get more outs and allow fewer runs.

Team Defense

Coach Theokas discusses specific situations that need to be addressed to win games and the U Mass scouting philosophy (basketball team defensive concepts)

Auburn Volleyball: What to Expect

Wade Benson, head volleyball coach at Auburn University covers the background of Auburn Volleyball and looks forward to the coming years.

Football Skills: Post Stem Route Running Basics

In this football skills video kids learn the basics of Post Stem Route Running. It's all in the details as athletes learn how to sink hips, plant the outside foot, and make the turn while running at full speed. This is a great video for young football players.

Blocking-The First Step

Getting the first step down is critical from knowing exactly what 6 inches is to where the offensive lineman's hand is located. Another thing this drill works on is helping the offensive lineman NOT telegraph his intentions to the defensive lineman before the play, no matter if the block is straight ahead, a pull or even a pass block. <br><br> This drill is relatively simple, but you should take the time to study it to see what mistakes Coach Bnefield catches, what he's not catching and to prepare yourself so you know what to look for as you put your offensive linemen through their paces!

Single centerfield - Runners on first and third.

Baseball defensive situations with runners on first and third.

Pass Pro Drill - Part One

It's one on one action as these athletes work on offensive and defensive skills for the pass rush. This drill works on those football fundamentals that are essential to successful game play.

Football Skills: Defensive Line Hand Placement

This drill starts with the defensive linemen in a six point stance and progresses hand placement step by step. Starting with where the hands need to be, then the drill progresses where the defensive lineman explodes his hands into the offensive lineman using his hands and his hips. This video has a lot of "tidbits" that your defensive linemen need to know to insure they win the hand fighting battle in the trenches.

Soccer Skills: Offsides Rule and Offsides Position

Coach Sharp explains the Offsides Rule and Offsides Position in soccer, including strategies for avoiding an offsides call. Coach then puts these young soccer players into action working on moving the ball and preventing the Offsides call.

What is Good Deceleration

The idea of creating good deceleration sounds great, but unless you know what good deceleration looks like, you can't teach it to your pitcher and make it a regular part of his pitching arm care

Pass Rushing

This drill starts by pitting your defensive linemen's pass rush against a set of pop up dummies where they learn to club and rip the offensive linemen. Next your defensive linemen pass rush the dummies again and work on their club arm over punch and getting to the quarterback. If the defensive lineman is ripping or clubbing with an arm over, he must always be aware of his hip position so he is ready to move toward the football with a vicious pass rush. <br><br> After defeating the pop-up dummies and perfecting their techniques, the defensive linemen work the same pass rushing drills one-vs-one against an actual offensive lineman. Watch this video not only to learn and understand the drills, but to sharpen your own ability to pick up the things that need to be brought to your defensive linemen's attention so you can develop a defensive front that is known for their awesome pass rushing.

Coach Joey Jones: Wide Receiver Drills

Coach Jones discusses receiver play and shows some of his favorite football drills to help insure great wide receiver routes are run.

Defensive Line Drills-React and Pursue

These Defensive Line Ball Get Off Drills work your defensive linemen in a progression that teaches them to quickly and aggressively fire off the football, read what is happening with the football, react to the situation the play is presenting the pursue the ball and make the tackle.

Wide Receiver Skills - Perfect Route Drills: Quick Game Routes

These Perfect Route Drills are a great tool for teaching athletes how to run routes. Always begin with a good stance and start to minimize false steps and get an explosive take off. Coach goes through the Hitch, the Quick Out, and the Slant Routes checking body position at each point. Running these routes correctly ensures no wasted movement and little time for the defensive back to react!

Infield Drills

What can be better than keeping a group of athletes busy while teaching them the skills necessary to get the out? Coach Morgan show you a great drill that will help you do just that!

Building A High School Tennis Team: The Coach's Role

The challenge for the High School Tennis Coach is to take this one-on-one sport and turn it into a Team sport. How? In this introduction to building a High School Tennis Program, Coach outlines the responsibilities and challenges of the Tennis Coach. Don't be discouraged! Coach also gives some practical ways to meet these challenges.

Vertical Pass Set - Part One

Coach Clark covers the objectives of the Vertical Pass Set Football Offense. Start with a good base position and go for depth. What's the greatest advantage to this offense? Athletes can see the defensive motion and react while protecting the quarterback.

Bunt Defense: Coaching Overview

Coach Polk speaks about his methods of coaching and making sure what is learned in practice is applied in game situations. (Baseball Bunt Defense)

Coaching Football Offense: The "Wing T Offense"

The "Wing T" is a fundamental offense that can be used with players at any level - from the youth leagues to high school and college. In this introduction, Coach Riddle explains the basics beginning with the base wing t football formation. From this base-alignment, learn how to adjust positioning in response to your opponent's strategy or based on your players' skill level. (WING-T OFFENSE).

Selling Your Philosophy

Over and over again coaches talk about selling their philosophy to their baseball players, here's some ideas for selling your philosophy to your team.

Individual Hitting Mechanics

Any hitting clinic needs to start with a discussion of mechanics so everyone is on the same page. Coach Thomas covers the basis of mechanics he's looking so you'll understand where his baseball hitting drills come from.

Baseball Signs And Signals: Who's On First?

The Coach, that's who. Players depend on the Coach to know the game - inside and out. That's why a coach has to develop baseball signs and signals that feel comfortable - that allow players to respond without being distracted. Coach Polk offers up humor and reality in this introduction to baseball offensive signal systems.

Softball Hitting: Basics of the Swing

Coach covers the fundamentals of hitting: balance, connection, and extension, then quickly moves into the details of the swing. The two parts of the swing are discussed and the key to a good swing, including a good grip. Included are techniques for teaching the grip.

Volleyball Defense 101: Perimeter Defense Part One

Your playing a team that hits the volleyball hard every time, never tips. What's a Coach to do? Go with the Perimeter Defense. The Perimeter is a simple defense. There's not as much movement as with the Rotation Defense, especially for middle backs, but it's geared to help players be in position to dig a hard driven volleyball. Covering the outside attack first, Coach explains how to teach your volleyball players where to move and what to do when you get there.

Quality vs Quantity

Quality and quantity are important and the balance between the two is a fine line that you as a coach must walk to point your baseball players in the right direction.

Volleyball Fundamentals: Posture

Knowing when to be in the right posture is critical to success in volleyball. In this segment, Coach discusses and demonstrates the basic postures of volleyball explaining how each is used for various aspects of the game, such as floor defense or setting. Coach then uses a simple drill to teach players how to move with the volleyball while maintaining the correct posture.

Offensive Passing Package

This video begins with X's and O's on an overhead projector covering some of the options your wide receivers have against the defense, then shows how effective these technique are using game film and questions from football coaches in the audience. It's not just about the receivers, you'll also get information about how your quarterback needs to read a defense in order to effectively use the strategies presented in this clinic.

Staff Assignments

Planning for the next football game takes preparation and every member of a coaching staff must know their part and the time frame they have to work with to field a football team ready to play on Friday night.