- Develop a takeaway culture in your defensive secondary; turnovers don't just happen, they're created
- Get 11 drills for increasing turnover ratio
- Understand the basic 3-4 defensive scheme and the pass coverage used within it
with Donnell Leomiti,
CSU-Pueblo Assistant Coach/Defensive Backs, 2014 NCAA D-II National Champions;
led the nation in interceptions (29) in 2014 - CSU-Pueblo ranked in the top 10 nationally in interceptions in three straight seasons (2009-11).
In 2014, Donnell Leomiti's defensive backfield was the best in the nation, ranking first in interceptions (29) as the CSU-Pueblo defense held opponents to the lowest points per game figure in the country (12.8). It was the second time in four years Leomiti's defensive backs led the nation in interceptions, as the squad also finished first in the nation in 2011.
Learn the skills that have transformed his defensive backs—including three All Americans since 2011—into some of the strongest and most successful players in the nation. Leomiti covers key principles, including: instilling the right culture/philosophy and emphasizing turnovers, competitions, and drills to improve performance both individually and collectively. You'll learn:
- 11 drills to increase turnover ratio
- The "Be Attitudes of a DB" —Be Here, Be Coachable, Be Accountable, Be Tough, Be Confident, Be Disciplined, Be Optimistic/Opportunistic. Coach Leomiti explains how players demonstrate each attitude and how each attitude enhances a culture of winning.
- The importance of being a great tackler who uses proper technique and communication to enable the secondary to "control the game."
- How to incorporate the entire team in drills that are beneficial to both sides of the ball.
- How different coverages/schemes that provide various strengths and weaknesses contribute to the defensive "vision."
The foundation of Leomiti's highly successful coaching strategy is emphasizing areas that need the most improvement. Using team drills and a discussion of culture and philosophy, Leomiti shows how to get the most from defensive backs—both on and off the field.
39 minutes. 2013.Football Videos