Author Archives: CoachJimAdam

Free Option Clinic on Coaches-clinic.com

Well, they tell me I’m kind of a big deal now. Or something. I’ll be hosting a web clinic on Wednesday, April 7th, at 8:00 p.m. EDT, over at coaches-clinic.com For those of you reading along that are football coaches, … Continue reading

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Illegal Contact

From the NFL Rulebook: ILLEGAL CONTACT BEYOND FIVE-YARD ZONE Beyond the five-yard zone, if the player who receives the snap remains in the pocket with the ball, a defender may use his hands or arms only to defend or protect … Continue reading

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Gut Instinct

The wind has been blowing pretty hard here in Kansas, the Super Bowl is this weekend, and it was time to write about football again. Wind in the third? Or wind in the fourth? Play the percentages, or go with … Continue reading

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Time Out for Soccer

Some of you know that I referee high school soccer here in Kansas. Banished from my home today for my niece’s wedding shower (thanks Ashley!) I went over to my nephew’s house and watched the US Women’s soccer team play … Continue reading

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Do Youth Blocking Rules Increase Concussion Risk?

Interesting New Study The twitter account for CoachAD.com sent me a link to a study yesterday, and I decided to write a post about something that’s been on my mind for a while. Here’s a link to the study  http://www.springerlink.com/content/r1w055654612u47j/. … Continue reading

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Blocking the Outside Veer

I’ve described running the Outside Veer on this site against a goal line defense, and against a ‘double eagle’ 5-3, with defensive tackles over the guards. But the play can be run against even fronts as well.  For a ‘regular’ … Continue reading

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Stopping the Option

Playing an option team soon? Need to stop them? It can be a challenge. Let me debunk one myth first. Please don’t imagine that you just have to be ‘assignment-sound.’ That’s a silly over-simplification. But most media commentators are clueless … Continue reading

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Handy to Have Options

On consecutive plays Saturday we lost our most dynamic running back to an inadvertent helmet to helmet collision, and then our starting quarterback to a minor (we hope) calf injury. So our backup guys finished off the game and our opponent with … Continue reading

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Veer Keep Wrong Shoulder Defensive End

We were facing 4th & 1 on our opening drive. Our fullback had been pretty effective to that point, but their defensive end (#18) was giving us trouble. We decided to run Outside Veer and make that kid the dive … Continue reading

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A Little Rocket

I added Rocket this year. I’d messed around with a ‘quick pitch’ when we were a wishbone team just starting out, and had a power sweep for our entire time, and still do. But I was speaking with another youth … Continue reading

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