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Contain Pod Defensive Football Drill

I use the Contain Pod drill to teach our defensive ends not to crash.  This football drills simulates game situations. The Contain Pod Defensive Youth Football Drill is a great pee wee football drill to train your defensive ends and outside linebackers how to play contain responsibilities.  I also incorporate the inside linebackers and other…

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Linebacker and D-back Keys – youth football defense

Linebackers and Defensive Backs can read the keys of offensive linemen to learn the direction of the play. 1. Offensive linemen blocking down field means the play is a run. 2. Offensive linemen pulling in one direction generally means play is in direction of pull. 3. Offensive linemen drop stepping and setting up to block…

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Developing a Smothering Defense – DVD Review

I just finished Coach Dave Cisar’s Developing a Smothering DefenseDVD.  This is another DVD from Winning Youth Football’s Step by Step Plan Series.  This DVD focuses on the 6-2 Wide Tackle Defense and the Viper 4-4 Defense.    I ran a 6-2 defense last year and I found Coach Cisar’s DVD very helpful.  I will implement…

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Football Defensive Gap Techniques and Alignments

This article reviews the standard Football Defensive Gap Techniques and Alignments used by many football teams. I also added the defensive gaps, techniques and alignments for my 62 Multi 8 Youth Football Defense which I think might be simpler to teach to younger youth football players. Below is a diagram of the standard defensive alignment…