Developing Defensive Backs 2-Pack

Developing Defensive Backs 2-Pack
Developing Defensive Backs 2-Pack
Item# FD-04856
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Product Description

  • Start developing your players before they take the field
  • Prepare your players to effectively track the ball in the air and knock it down or make the interception
with John Neal,
former University of Oregon Assistant Coach (Passing Game Coordinator/Secondary)

Long-time University of Oregon assistant coach John Neal shares strategies and insights for developing and improving your secondary. Coach Neal has developed one of the leading secondaries in the nation, including seven NFL draft picks in the last seven years.

In this unique presentation, Coach Neal lays out a blueprint aimed at making you a better coach, teacher and mentor. You will discover the building blocks for establishing "competitive greatness" in defensive backs and learn how to develop a player's spirit and will, prior to teaching them technique and systems.

Coach Neal shares an organized approach having an effective defensive backs meeting. You will learn how to organize meetings so players have a complete understanding of their responsibilities and roles on the team.

You will learn strategies for goal setting, practice work habits, depth charts, how to organize your practice time and more. Neal reveals his "5 Fingers of Progression" and the "5 Fingers of Action" that cover the sequence and responsibilities of his players before and after every snap.

You will also see how Neal breaks down practice film using Hudl, how he chooses which segments to to show and what's emphasized during the sessions.

This video will make you think about your coaching philosophy and challenge you to become a better coach, teacher and mentor.

64 minutes. 2015.

with John Neal,
former University of Oregon Assistant Coach (Passing Game Coordinator/Secondary)

John Neal delivers a video packed with game-like practice drills to help your defensive backs develop the skills they need to succeed on the field. No gimmicks or gadgets are needed for these drills, and players are taught how to "finish" every drill to ensure maximum benefit.

Agility Drills

Train your players to quickly change direction and react to the football. Coach Neal teaches proper stance, driving to the ball, backpeddling, man turns, zone turns, and footwork in these purposeful drills.

Ball Drills

Once your athletes take the field, their goal is to get the ball back. The goal of these drills is to finish with a fumble recovery, interception or knockdown. You will see techniques for recovering fumbles, breaking on the ball, knocking down passes, and covering the deep ball.

Block Protection

Improve your players' ability to quickly get off stalk blocks and kick-out blocks and position themselves to make tackles. The "Fit", "Fit-Close" and "Fit-Close & Release" drills will teach your players how to get off blocks so they can be more effective at stopping the run and quick screens. Using a punch-and-push method, Coach Neal's players demonstrate how to attack the blocker and drive them back to create problems for your opponent's running game.


The secondary is your last line of defense, so they need to be sure tacklers. Coach Neal demonstrates 10 tackling drills that teach every aspect of tackling players will use in a game. Open field tackling is demonstrated, as well as tackling drills that can be used without pads.

Coaches of all levels will benefit from the teaching of one of the nation's best secondary coaches. With more than 30 years of experience and the results on the field to back it up, Coach Neal's instruction will help your defensive backs refine their technique and improve their game performance.

70 minutes. 2015.

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