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Category: Defense
Type: Tip

KEYS FOR GREAT DEFENSIVE PLAY




Aggression is a key element of defensive play. There are two predominate rules for a defensive player. First, sprint to the ball. Second, be hostile when you get there. Hank Gathers put it best when he said a football player needs to be three things in order to be a good football player. He must be agile, mobile, and hostile. Truer words of wisdom have seldom been expressed. I support an excessively aggressive, physical defense of multiple formations designed to be unpredictable to the opposing offense.

Defensive players always chase the play to its conclusion. At the whistle ending the play all eleven defenders are either at the tackle or on their way to it. This concept should be learned and implemented at practice until it becomes routine.

Submitted by: Coach Hutchison


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