This season I am stepping into a Defensive Coordinator role again. I missed defense last season and I am happy to be back. I played linebacker most of my football career so Defense feels like home. Since the two Keller youth football teams that I will be coaching this fall are under 14 years old, I will run a Defense that focusing on stopping the rushing game. Passing at these age groups will be 20% or less, so stop the run!
There are several defenses I like for stopping the run and they are:
- wide Tackle 6
- 5-4 Oklahoma
- Gap 8
I just bought the above book this week and its great.
Directory of football defenses: Successful defenses and how to attack them Hardcover – 1969
by Drew Tallman
It goes over many of these rushing type defenses. Eben though the book is from 1969, it is a great book on these rushing defenses.
I personally prefer the Wide Tackle 6 with a heavy load of blitzing. For more on that visit my other blog at CoachParker.org
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