Youth Football: Installing the 50 Defense
Techniques and Drills for Installing the Single Wing Offense
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Football Coaching - Defensive Line Play
line play can be broken down into three different techniques.
of the technique or front, the base essentials of defensive line play
are the same. The defensive lineman must have the ability to play
with leverage, to shed blockers, and to get to the football.
The defensive lineman's stance should be on which is feasible for
the technique he is playing. The key factor in each stance is weight
distribution. For instance, reading and movement fronts would require
a more balanced stance, while an attacking front would require an
player assumes a three or four point stance.
feet should be shoulder width apart with a toe to instep relationship.
The toes are pointed straight ahead.
weight is on the balls of the feet with a little air under the heels.
head is in a natural extension, with the back flat and the tail end
stance (Defensive Ends/Outside Linebackers)
player is in a three-point stance.
feet should be shoulder width apart with at least a heel to toe
relationship. Toes are point straight ahead.
weight distribution is forward, with 60% of the weight on the down
hand and the up foot.
head is in a natural extension, with a flat back, the tail end raised
slightly and the knees bent ready to explode.
feet should be no wider than shoulder width apart, in a parallel stance
with the weight distributed on the balls of the feet.
should be a good bend in the ankles, knees and hips.
shoulders should be over the knees with the arms in position to deliver
a blow on the tight end.
hands should be out with the thumbs up and the palms close together.
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