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Offensive Line Development Plan

with Trevor Miller,
University of St. Francis Assistant Coach / Offensive Line;
2016 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up (2004-06)

Each season, coaches focus on the importance of offensive line play and establishing physicality at the line of scrimmage. Trevor Miller is no different.

Over the past 10 seasons, Coach Miller has played a significant role in the development of the offensive line at the University of St. Francis, having had three of his linemen named AFCA All-America in the last four seasons. In this video, he focuses on the fundamental approach every coach should have in preparing their unit for physical and mental success.

Development Plan

Coach Miller provides a highly effective development plan for all offensive linemen. He begins by focusing on the lineman's football I.Q. and understanding of the opponent's defensive scheme and the opposing players attributes. He also explains how to:

  • Evaluate your lineman in a manner that allows them to improve their overall performance.
  • Explain your strength and conditioning plan so that players understand why they must excel at squatting and power cleans.
  • Use off-season meetings to improve understanding of every play.
  • Use technology to maximize the time allotted for football.

He moves throughout the presentation in order to develop a strong strike off the ball and making a strong initial step while following through with the second and finishing steps. Being able to execute the base blocks of your scheme and creating strong fundamentals are key to success. Coach Miller will give you a strong foundation on how you can approach this season.

Use this simple process for evaluating your offensive lineman individually and as a group to make them better athletes!

55 minutes. 2018.

DVD
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'Filling the Bucket' - Building a Championship Football Program

with Kevin Donley,
University of St. Francis Head Coach;
2016 & 2017 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up ('04-'06);
4x NAIA National Coach of the Year ('91, '04, '16, '17);
10x Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Coach of the Year;
back-to-back AFCA NAIA Region 4 Coach of the Year ('16 & '17); 12x MSFA Champions;
distinguished member of the NAIA Hall of Fame ('13);
winningest coach in NAIA history - over 300 career wins (30 winning season, five 13-win seasons)

Developing a football program in a coach's image can be a never-ending task. Kevin Donley - the winningest coach in NAIA history - presents his "Filling the Bucket" approach that has produced over 300 wins, 30 winning seasons, five NAIA National Championship game appearances and the 2016 NAIA National Title.

It all starts with developing a great culture within your program. Donley shares insight into how the relationship between a coach and player can be strengthened while developing players into the best they can be.

All successful programs have a philosophy that players and coaches buy into. Coach Donley focuses on his "Filling the Bucket" approach. You will learn how to get max effort out of players, how develop a physical football program, and how to develop integrity. You will also get 11 key points when dealing with change and potential.

Additionally, Donley explains what he expects in the weight room and how this helps develop culture in a football program.

Filling the Bucket

Coach Donley shows you how to fill a player's bucket so that they reach their fullest potential. You will learn eight key points on how to fill players' buckets, including how to:

  • Make players with unlimited potential maximize their abilities.
  • Reward players with limited potential, but a high work ethic.
  • Develop a physical team in all environments.
  • Demand maximum effort while still creating a fun environment.
  • Use specialty coaches like a passing game coordinator and defensive run coordinator.
  • Create a positive learning environment.
  • Limit player distractions.
  • Use peer pressure to motivate your players.

Dealing with Change

Learn how to effectively handle things you as a coach cannot control within the school structure. You will see how to overcome program budget cuts as well as dealing with negative attitudes from other coaches.

Coach Donley gives you key pieces to building a championship caliber football program. His interactive "Filling the Bucket" approach gives you the building blocks to create a successful team.

47 minutes. 2018.

DVD
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Offensive Conversion Toolbox: A Systematic Approach to Offensive Play Calling

with Patrick Donley,
University of St. Francis Co-Offensive Coordinator / Outside Receivers Coach;
2016 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up (2004-06)

Each season and each game, coaches must be prepared for special situations that might arise. In this video, Patrick Donley shares how his team prepares for these situations and provides a valuable 'toolbox' to employ for consistent success in your program.

Coach Donley takes you to the classroom to dissect game film from various situations, and how to develop your game plan to achieve success. His approach will provide you with play calls designed to fit the situation you are facing. His toolbox features:

  • Touchdown Plays - Scoring potential from anywhere on the field.
  • 15+ yard tools - Extra long conversion plays.
  • 10+ yard tools - Long yardage conversion plays.
  • 5+ yard tools - Medium yardage conversion plays.
  • Short Tools- Short yardage conversion plays.

Each tool set includes breakdowns of techniques and strategies. Donley will teach you:

  • How to run efficient "rub" routes vs. man coverage. In short yardage situations, rub routes tend to create an open receiver within a manageable throw.
  • How to recognize and respond to zone coverages when running a route so receivers can find and exploit "soft" areas within the zone.
  • How to utilize play action passes in short yardage situations. An effective running team can be even more effective if it has complementary play action passes.
  • "Vertical field position" plays. The red zone is often the most difficult area on the field to score from, and having a plan can make the difference.
  • Several RPO and gadget plays. A few "wrinkles" can be the difference in a game.

Turn your team into a championship team next season by learning and adopting some of the gems from Coach Donley's toolbox now!

59 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

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Developing a Championship-Caliber Quarterback

with Patrick Donley,
University of St. Francis Co-Offensive Coordinator / Outside Receivers Coach;
2016 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up (2004-06)

Today's successful high-powered spread offenses that use deadly modern passing concepts all have one essential element in common: the precision quarterback. Talent may be God-given, but precision and execution require practice and proper coaching.

Providing in-depth instruction to the viewer, Patrick Donley shows the key elements of Saint Francis' quarterback development regimen, including the needed mental attributes, reading defensive "tells," and fundamental drills that develop a quarterback's key skills for game day.

Identifying Defensive Coverages

Unlike other videos that are full of whiteboard X's and O's regarding theoretical match-ups, Donley takes you through multiple game scenarios from past seasons using film footage to demonstrate the critical skills a precision quarterback requires to put-up huge point margins on the scoreboard.

Discover the necessary defensive "tells" that allow your quarterback to exploit pass defenses. Coach Donley teaches you three essential "pre-snap" reads, versus various coverages, that are a must before every play. He examines defensive coverages and typical formation adjustments in those particular coverages, including:

  • Cover 2 (identifying flat defenders)
  • Cover 3
  • Cover 4
  • Cover 6

The next focus is on identifying defensive pressure looks. This helps build quarterback progressions and hot reads based on the play call.

Developing Quarterback Fundamentals

In addition to game footage, you'll also get in-depth demonstrations of the essential "every-day drills" Saint Francis' quarterbacks use to strengthen their muscle memory and keep their passing game deadly. Drills include:

  • Grip and Ball Drills
  • Upper Body Mechanics
  • Footwork Drills
  • Drops
  • Figure 8 Drill

This video will give the aspiring spread offense coach a huge leg up on the competition by providing them with key information to teach championship-level quarterback skills to their field generals on game day.

48 minutes. 2018.

DVD
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Strategies to be Successful in the Power Run Game

with Trevor Miller,
University of St. Francis Assistant Coach / Offensive Line;
2016 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up (2004-06)

St. Francis is a powerhouse at the NAIA level, having won 178 games in the last 18 seasons. In this video, Trevor Miller outlines a key element in their success - the power & gap scheme, a complement to the zone running game.

Multiple high school programs across the nation have gone to the spread offense; having the ability to be physical has been a problem in the spread and is a reason why so many fail at running it. Miller shows you how to be physical in the run game with the power & gap running game. You will see:

  • How to influence the defensive linemen and use their technique against them.
  • Developing a "battery" in which one person blocks the end man and one leads through the hole.
  • The importance of the double team block at the point of attack and how to execute it.
  • Key adjustments used against every defensive look.

Philosophy of the Power Run Game

Coach Miller explains his philosophy of the power scheme that features gap blocking. He explains how the power play is used mainly as a complement to the inside zone play to combat how defenses will try to take away the cutback of the inside zone. He demonstrates several adjustments to the blocking scheme that can be used against a variety of defensive schemes:

  • Learn the footwork and aiming points for the play-side guard and tackle to both a two- and three-man surface.
  • Learn how Miller makes adjustments to the footwork and aiming points of the play-side blockers if a team plays a slant and angle type defense or if the defenders try to penetrate.
  • Learn how Miller teaches his players to avoid getting picked off by slanting defensive lineman in order to maintain the running lane.

"The Battery" in the Power Scheme

The "battery" includes the person that blocks the end man on the line and the blocker that follows him. Learn how Coach Miller determines which blocker performs which block depending on the style of defense and match-ups presented. Additionally, key coaching points for both players are covered in detail.

  • Learn how to coach the kickout and log blocks in combinations according to how the defense reacts including: "kick, kick," "log, log," and "kick, log."
  • Learn how to adjust the blocking scheme to account for blitzing linebackers by making the play-side tackle part of the battery.
  • Learn how Miller uses various formations and motion to slow a fast reacting defense down.

Goal Line, Blitz, and Various 1st Down Situations

Coach Miller shares some of the scheme adjustments they make at St. Francis in both goal line and blitz situations with the power scheme. Also, he shares some coaching points against an odd front.

  • Learn how the play-side combination block and backside cut off block change against an odd front.
  • Learn how to teach the play-side tackle and guard to adjust their assignments to negate double edge fire and the "A" gap run through by the linebacker.
  • Learn how Coach Miller adjusts the front-side blocking scheme to handle various goal line and short yardage schemes that are common.

This is a great video for any coach wanting to learn how to teach the gap blocking scheme that accompanies the power run scheme!

59 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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