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Monday, Mar 18, 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 02, 2010, 12:11 PM ET


Cory Gildersleeve

Former Head Coach, Hartland (Mich.) H.S.

We setup our internet site HartlandFootball.com for our team this past off-season. What started out as a former coach trying to stay involved in our program some way, has turned into a huge boost for our program.

Former coach Dave Lee runs our site and does a phenomenal job. I make suggestions to him on what I want on there and he takes the ball and runs with it.

We use our site now for most everything that we do in our program. All of the thousands of handouts (to kids, parents, administration, backers, alumni, press, etc.) that I used to give out, I no longer do.

Everyone is now directed to the site and it's all there. It saves the paper trail and makes life easier for everyone involved. The easy access and availability is gaining the most praise.

Our site is growing and being updated as I write this. Dave has put many of the Coaching Philosophies, Team Rules, Parent Contracts, etc., on there.

The communication process that now takes place through this is great. No one can say, "I didn't get the info coach", or "I lost it". It is so nice to not have to deal with those issues any more.

Our off-season calendar is also on there. I usually put out a January-August calendar and this helps with vacations, planning family time and such. (Our parents love that.)

We also have a video gallery and photo gallery on the site. This has been a huge added bonus to the site. It has caused a flood of viewers to us. Kids, community, parents, family, etc., come to the site each day after a game (Frosh, J.V. and Varsity). It doesn't matter where you live, or where you are from (anywhere across the nation), you can pick up the "highlights of the game" and your “Eagle" on the site.

Coach Lee has thousands of pictures that he takes and posts on the site from each level. He is a former college player and has a great eye for getting "the shot" at the right moment. We also sell pictures from the gallery at the end of the year. It helps off-set cost of time, equipment and maintenance.

I put HartlandFootball.com on everything now. Any letterhead, t-shirt, etc., has the imprint on it. It has become a great tool for us in the rebuilding process of this program.

I already mentioned how the website has helped our communication process overall regarding results, upcoming events, etc.

In addition, we believe that we have developed some material that help communicate rules, expectations, and other key points for our players and parents that we have posted on the site. This is material to share that could benefit a program whether it has a website not.

Here are four examples of handouts that have been very beneficial for our program: ... To read this article, and for full access to all CLN resources, get your MEMBERSHIP NOW.

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