I watched Successful Coaching Football Instructional Joe Paterno: Linebackers DVD and its was great. The Linebacker video should be called Jerry Sandusky Linebackers because Coach Sandusky conducts the training on the video. But do not let this fool you, this is one of the best coaching videos I’ve watched, especially on defensive linebacker drills. I rented the… Read More
A few months back, I read The Score Takes Care of Itself: My Philosophy of Leadership by Bill Walsh the great football coach of the San Francisco 49ers from 1979-1989 and the innovator of the West Coast offense. This a must read book for any football coach but also any business professional. A major theme… Read More
I just started reading Frtitz Shurmer’s The Eagle Five-Linebacker Defense. This is a must have book simply for the description of outside linebacker / defensive end play. The play of the outside linebacker “starts with a good take off, or explosion, across the line of scrimmage on the snap.” They must “sprint across the line of scrimmage and reacting on the run rather than sitting on the line of scrimmage reading.” Too many time the DE or OLB sit and wait and there is no pass rush or the running back has already gotten a head of steam and its over for contain.
I hope you enjoy The Eagle Five-Linebacker Defense.
Tom Bass in his book Youth Football Skills & Drills: A New Coach’s Guide says one youth football coach to 6 pee wee football players an ideal ratio of coaches. I must agree with Coach Bass. To really teach the youth football player you need multiple drill stations to keep the young little league football players interested.… Read More
Another great addition to your youth football coaching library is Frank Beamers Complete Guide to Special Teams (American Football Coaches Ass). This is a great book on special teams. My copy is worn, highlighted and notes in different colors along the page edges. I spend a good amount of time on Special Teams in practice, because… Read More
One of the many defensive books in my youth football coaching library is Complete Guide to Installing the 44 Split Defense (Art & Science of Coaching) I am not big on the 44 defense but this book has some very good general defensive coaching information, coverage explanations, communication, linebacker play and a pretty good chapter on the… Read More
Yesterday, I received my copy of Vince Lombardi on Football and read the first 25 pages this morning. Absolutely amazing. Coach Lombardi goes into great detail about the Green Bay Packer Sweep by position. I can hear him speaking to me through the pages. Can’t wait to read more. Here’s a video so you can… Read More
I like John Gruden’s coaching point to offensive lineman. I tell my guys the same thing. Offensive lineman should block to the tackling pile and block / peel tacklers from piling on the your running back. Don’t watch the defense pile on your teammate. Help your brother out. Have Fun and Winning is Funner. Sent… Read More
One of my top books I use to help organize my youth football practices is the Complete Book of Drills for Winning Football by Micheal D. Koehler. It has over 350 football drills in offense, defense and special teams; agility, quarterback, running back, receiver, offensive lineman, d-lineman, linebacker, tackling, defensive backs, and team drills. It has great… Read More
I am a fan of the Single Wing Offense. I like to run the Single Wing and Beast formations on short yardage situations in a multi formation offensive scheme. A couple of years ago, Coach Cisar ask me to review his book and a few of his videos on my blog at CoachParker.org. Coach Cisar’s… Read More