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Saturday, Sep 23, 2017 
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TEAM CLINIC
A Kick Return System
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
An overview of special teams philosophy, NMUís 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.
 
Hydration
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the importance of hydration and important strategies regarding proper hydration.
 
Updated: Jun 20, 2010, 7:53 PM ET

Linebacker Play:

Lead or Get Out of the Way

Jovan Dewitt

Defensive Coordinator, St. Norbert College
SNC Team Clinic

 

I start by stating my deepest appreciation to Coaches Learning Network, St. Norbert College, and all of the coaches that I have had the pleasure of working with and for.

Iíve been very blessed in my playing and coaching career. Iíve had the pleasure of developing relationships with what I consider to be some of the best teachers of the game.

Iím excited about the chance to emulate some of these coaches with the contribution of this article.

 

It is a fundamental principle of coaches all over the country, no matter the level or experience, to share ideas and concepts as well as teaching methods.

It is in the spirit of this principle that I write this article on the manner in which we coach linebackers at St. Norbert College.

I in no way shape or form claim to be an expert on coaching linebackers. What I do and believe in has been shaped by the coaches that have coached me or with me including Jim Driscoll, Tim Driscoll, Greg Pscodna, and Herb Grenke to name a few.

 

Attributes:

I donít want to waste time on talking about physical attributes of linebackers. We all have our own beliefs in how tall a backer needs to be or how fast.

Some of those are necessitated by the scheme we run. I want to talk more about the makeup of the person that is going to play the position. At St. Norbert we look for certain qualities in a linebacker. ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.

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