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Selecting Defensive Players and Adapting to Changes for the Small School

By: Jim France – Manchester HS Football Coach since 1971 The game of football has changed very quickly over the last decade and it has had a great impact on the smaller division schools created by limited personnel. The football programs that have adapted to this change quickly in a game have created greater opportunities…

Quarterback Drills

By: Ben Mauk – from Kenton High School, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Saskatchewan Roughriders.     A couple of the most effective drills I have experienced for myself and the development of other quarterbacks include:   Speed Ladder Drills – Through these quick feet drills, you obviously are working on the footwork of the quarterback,…

Maximizing your Defense Practice Time

By: Tim Smith, Co-Defensive Coordinator, Dover High School (Ohio) At Dover High School, it has been our philosophy to build a defense that allows our athletes to “Play Hard, Play Fast, and Play Together”.  We constantly stress that it is absolutely critical for our defensive players to get to the ball.  This is something that…

In-Season Strength Training for Football Players

Article by:  Jim O’Neill Opening Day Shouldn’t End a Football Team’s Weight Training Program   High school football programs tend to do a pretty good job at strength training in the off season, working three to four days a week to make their players bigger and stronger, but what happens when summer two-a-days begin? And…

How to Choose a Quarterback

By: Ben Mauk – from Kenton High School, Wake Forest, Cincinnati and Saskatchewan Roughriders. There is a lot of thought and evaluation that goes into deciding who will be the quarterback. A Leader: When choosing a quarterback, we tend to look for a kid that is going to be a leader. The kid that leads…

Friday Night Lights

The Equipment Guys were proud to be the equipment sponsor of the OSU Football Camp “Friday Night Lights” on July 28. The Ohio State coaching staff hosted this event for high-school players in 10th – 12th grades. Although any player could pay to attend this camp, certain big-name recruits were invited. New head coach Urban…