Drew Sanders Defensive Series

Drew Sanders Defensive Series
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Product Description

  • See how Coach Sanders uses wristbands to keep his defense organized and able to react quickly
  • Understand why and how the spill philosophy works for defenses that don't have a ton of speed
  • Get an approach rooted in preparation to beat teams that run plenty of RPOs
  • Discover nine special situations to train seasonally + seven special situations to train weekly or bi-weekly
  • See how to attack each type of pass protection: slide, movement protections, big-on-big, and "man fan"

with Drew Sanders,
Vandegrift (TX) High School Head Coach;
Texas 6A Div. II Regional Semi-Finalists, 12-1 final record (2018); Undefeated District 13-6A Champions;
#1 Ranked Defense in 13-6A; Most interceptions in school history (12)

With offenses operating faster than ever, how do you prepare your defense to keep up and get off the field? Drew Sanders, Vandegrift High School's (TX) head coach, breaks down his approach to combating up-tempo offenses and gives you some of the calls that he uses with his own team to quickly get them into position even when the opponent goes no-huddle.

Philosophy of Up-Tempo Defense

Sanders starts with an explanation on his philosophy of defending tempo offenses. He believes that preparing your team for tempo takes a specific approach that is different than what most veteran coaches have done for a number of years. You will see examples of how Coach Sanders structures each day of practice with an emphasis on the pace necessary for defending tempo. Additionally, he shows examples of his unique wristband system for his scout teams, which allows the scout team to simulate the pace of a tempo offense.

Defensive Calls

The presentation continues with Sanders explaining several calls that he uses when defending tempo offenses. You'll learn why it is important to have one-word calls that your team can execute in the event of defending tempo offenses. Coach Sanders explains why it's essential to have calls for a base defense, a run stopping defense, a pressure package, and an all-out blitz. Finally, you'll see Sanders diagram each of these calls and show game footage examples to illustrate his coaching points.

This video should be required viewing for all defensive coordinators. In the age of fast-paced spread offenses, defensive teams must be willing to adapt. With the help of Coach Sanders, your team will be better prepared to dominate the opposition this fall!

63 minutes. 2019.

with Drew Sanders,
Vandegrift (TX) High School Head Coach;
Texas 6A Div. II Regional Semi-Finalists, 12-1 final record (2018); Undefeated District 13-6A Champions;
#1 Ranked Defense in 13-6A; Most interceptions in school history (12)

Vandegrift High School head coach Drew Sanders provides the system that has worked well for his defense through the years. The "spill & kill" philosophy he uses is designed specifically for programs with personnel that aren't necessarily the fastest or most athletic. If your own players fit that description, then looking into the spill & kill approach is sure to benefit your team's performance come game day.

Philosophy Behind Spill & Kill

Sanders kicks things off by covering his philosophy on spilling the football against the run. You'll watch as he diagrams both a hard shoulder technique and a spill technique to taking on lead blockers. Additionally, he emphasizes the importance of having an overlap player regardless of the philosophy of defending the run.

Coach Sanders then diagrams several plays and demonstrates the specific run fits against each play using a spill philosophy.

Calls and Stunts to Use Against Modern Offenses

The next portion of this presentation includes diagrams of some of Coach Sanders' favorite defensive calls against the run. He also spends time detailing the proper techniques and coaching points for stunting defensive lineman. You'll see several stunts that either cancel gaps or exchange gaps, as well as several run blitzes that are effective against a variety of offensive schemes. Sanders' blitzes will allow your defense to penetrate and disrupt plays in a sound, coordinated manner.

Coach Sanders does a fantastic job of explaining his philosophy to defend the run and showing several calls that can be incorporated into any defensive structure. With the help of the "spill & kill" approach, your defense can be tou

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