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Tuesday, Mar 26, 2019 
A Kick Return System
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
An overview of special teams philosophy, NMU’s kick return system, and off-season drills.
Man-to-Man Teaching Progression
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of defensive back fundamentals with an emphasis on bump and cushion coverage.
Playing on the Offensive Line
Jeff Duvendeck, Off. Coordinator
Covers the characteristics and fundamentals demanded of NMU offensive lineman.
Coaching Running Backs
Eric Duchaj, RB Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop running backs.
The NMU Outside Linebacker
Matt Bush, OLB Coach
An overview of outside linebacker play, including how to take on blocks, tackle and rush the passer.
NMU Defensive Line Play: A 5-Point Progression
Ethan Jeros, D Line Coach
Covers the five-point progression designed to stop the run and rush the passer.
The Words of a Champion Part I
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses building a successful program and how to change a losing attitude.
The Words of a Champion Part II
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses responsibility of the head coach and gives advice to young coaches.
Turning Adversity Into Opportunity
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
Coach Anderson discusses how to turn adversity into opportunity, and the three questions that are the foundation of the NMU program.
Coaching Quarterbacks
Dan Mettlach, Quarterbacks Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop quarterbacks.
Linebacker Drops in the Traditional 3-Deep Zone
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of linebacker play in the 3-deep zone including adjustments to one-back sets and trips.
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part I
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Academics, Body Maintenance and Character/Attitude.
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part II
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Speed/Strength/Football Skills and Knowledge of the Game.
The Equipment Manager
John Tessaro, Equip. Manager
How the role of the equipment manager has changed, and how it impacts the team.
Coach/Athletic Trainer Relationship
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the dynamics of the coach/athletic trainer relationship.
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the importance of hydration and important strategies regarding proper hydration.
Updated: Jul 08, 2010, 11:45 AM ET

Gino Arcaro B.Sc., M. Ed.
Coaches Learning Network Consultant

Coach Arcaro has had a unique 30-year professional career, acquiring extensive expertise in policing, college teaching, football coaching, and strength training.

Currently, he is professor and program coordinator of two law enforcement programs – Police Foundations and Law Security Administration at Niagara College, Welland, Ontario.

He is the head coach of the Niagara Colts, a collegiate club team, formed in 2003 as “Niagara College Football” to compete against NCAA Division 3 junior varsity teams. The Niagara Colts provide university recruiting opportunities to student-athletes at the D3 JV level.

During a 30-year coaching career, he has coached 38 seasons at five levels (high school, OVFL, CJFL, college, semi-pro) including 23 seasons as head coach.

Additional head coaching experience includes the Hamilton Wildcats (semi-pro/senior), where he led them to a 20-2 record during the teams first two seasons including a 9-0 American semi-pro season, Hill Park High School (Hamilton, Ontario), Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School (Hamilton, Ontario), Port Colborne High School (Ontario), and the Oakville Longhorns (semi-pro). He has also served as the defensive coordinator and special teams coordinator of the Burlington Braves in the CJFL.

Coach Arcaro is currently working on a Ph.D program completing a dissertation in police interrogation. He has 16 years experience as a police officer with the Niagara Regional Police Force. He has served in the uniform patrol branch, as a SWAT team member, and as a criminal investigation detective. He has 16 years college teaching experience including 8 years as a college program coordinator. He is the author of 14 editions of 6 police textbooks.

He also has 35 years of strength training and strength coaching experience and is the owner of X Fitness, a 24-hour gym in Welland, Ontario.

Articles by Gino Arcaro:
SWAT Series Part I: Defense and Offense
SWAT Series Part II: Blended 4-2-5 and 3-3-5
SWAT Series Part III: Bravoball
SWAT Series Part IV: "Stretch to Flex"
SWAT Series Part V: Defensive Coordinator Ideology
SWAT Series Part VI: 2 Lock Coverage
“Corner-In” Concept in the Passing Game
The Red Zone "Bind" Concept

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