Spartan Techniques & Drills for Creating Championship Defensive Players

Spartan Techniques & Drills for Creating Championship Defensive Players
Spartan Techniques & Drills for Creating Championship Defensive Players
Item# FD-03924
$104.99
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Product Description

  • Train your D-line to stop the run or the pass
  • Learn key reads and run fits, a block defeat progression, blitz technique, tackling and much more
  • Increase reaction time and foot speed
with Ted Gill,
Michigan State University Defensive Line Coach,
40 years of coaching experience (NCAA, NFL, XFL, CFL)

Defensive linemen are the guts of any defense and this DVD will help your defensive lineman stop the run and rush the passer.

In this DVD, Michigan State's Defensive Line Coach Ted Gill presents fundamental techniques he has utilized while developing top defensive linemen in the NCAA, NFL, CFL and XFL over his 40 years as a defensive coach. He also includes 10 defensive linemen drills to help you teach these concepts to your big men.

Gill's video is a master's class in coaching DL, especially his presentation on stance, alignment, and triangle keys which will help your linemen read blocks and penetrate the LOS. Gill leaves no stone unturned. He delivers philosophy, fundamentals, techniques, drills and game footage to back up the information presented.

The defensive linemen fundamentals and techniques presented are relevant for any defense that wants to build a championship d-line.

Coach Gill goes into expert detail about alignment techniques and proper footwork so your d-linemen can defeat blocks, make tackles and rush the passer. He explains the difference between a 3 and 4 point stance and when to use them whether it's a short yardage situation or to rush the passer on a 3rd and long. Coach Gill also presents several stunts to confuse your opponent's blocking schemes and open up lanes for penetrating the line of scrimmage.

Order now and watch how you can turn your defensive linemen into Champions.

97 minutes. 2011.


with Mike Tressel,
Michigan State University Linebackers / Special Teams Coach

Coach Mike Tressel presents proven techniques to developing championship-level linebackers in an incredible DVD packed with drills, demonstrations and more. These are the same drills Tressel used to develop two of the top linebackers in the nation in 2010 who combined for 796 tackles in their careers at Michigan State.

Tressel outlines these crucial fundamentals:

  • Stance, Alignment, and Key Reads
  • Block Defeat
  • Proper Tackling
  • Pass Defense
  • Blitz Techniques

In the DVD, Coach Tressel outlines five linebacker fundamentals that will teach your linebackers how proper stance and alignment is vital to getting leverage on the ball carrier and will put your LBs in position to defeat blocks with punch, dip, and rip techniques.

Defeating blocks with the proper leverage allows the inside-out angles to achieve the best tackling opportunities on opposing running backs. Blitzing is a cornerstone of playing linebacker and you will learn about snap indicators and timing keys to help your linebacker make big defensive plays. Linebackers also must cover receivers and this DVD covers how the hook-n-swat technique can help your linebackers as they cover the flats and other zones.

An interesting component of the presentation is Coach Tressel's use of film clips that show how not to execute various techniques. By presenting an ineffective way to cover a drill, Tressel actually underscores the proper way of doing it.

With great enthusiasm and passion, Coach Tressel emphasizes the need to play fast, play to the line of scrimmage and tackle hard.

This DVD is designed to help coaches at all levels teach linebackers the skills needed to achieve success on the field. Whether you're new to the coaching game, need a refresher course or just want to add new techniques to your coaching arsenal, this presentation has something for you.

78 minutes. 2011.


with Harlon Barnett,
Florida State Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers Coach;
former Michigan State University Secondary Coach,
played seven seasons in the NFL

Defensive backs are the reaction squad of the defense usually asked to make super human plays to save touchdowns.

Coach Harlon Barnett's DVD is a co

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