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Cover: trap coverage in a 3-4 defense
Trap Coverage in a 3-4 Defense

with Cody Day,
West Hardin High School (TX) Head Football Coach;
rebuilt West Hardin HS, ranked at the bottom of 2A football in Texas, into: a playoff team, best win total in 7+ years; gave up over 120 fewer regular season points using Trap Coverage than the previous season

Cody Day, the head football coach at West Hardin High School (TX), brings you a complete look at the 3-4 scheme his team runs and specifically lays out how he utilizes trap coverage to stop his opponents. These concepts are fantastic for coaches at the high school level and if you already run a 3-4 look, then this video will give you some great wrinkles to throw into your system.

Match Quarters Concept

Coach Day begins with an overview of the match quarters concept that he utilizes with his defense. This coverage is a soft cover 2 concept that allows the defense to account for almost any route combination the offense can run. He also diagrams two separate adjustments to this coverage that can be utilized against 3x1 formations. You'll get Day's "Red" coverage, including pattern read rules for the corners and safeties. Additionally, points and rules for linebackers are covered.

Three Variations of Trap Coverage

Day diagrams three variations of his trap coverage concepts that are sure to keep opposing offenses off balance. You will see the trap, double, and spin coverages that utilize the trap defender in different ways. Coach Day diagrams each coverage against a variety of formations and gives rules for the trap defender and other defensive players against both run and pass plays. Also, as an added bonus, Day explains several common issues that come up with running trap coverage concepts and how to correct them.

Practice Drills

This video concludes with Coach Day leading several drills that he utilizes with his team to teach trap coverage concepts. Day demonstrates how he teaches the trap player to react to several different route combinations and many of the common plays that are seen in the game today. You'll also learn how to coach other secondary players to execute their assignments.

Coach Day's trap coverage scheme, which is an excellent counter against modern offenses, is a must-have for defensive coaches everywhere!

99 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: defending the spread run game with the 3-4 defense
Defending the Spread Run Game with the 3-4 Defense

with Cody Day,
West Hardin High School (TX) Head Football Coach;
rebuilt West Hardin HS, ranked at the bottom of 2A football in Texas, into: a playoff team, best win total in 7+ years; gave up over 120 fewer regular season points using Trap Coverage than the previous season

With the growth of the spread offense at the high school level, developing a simple yet effective defensive scheme to counter the spread has been difficult - until now.

In this video, West Hardin (TX) High School's Cody Day shares his defensive philosophy and the importance of keeping keys and reads simple so your defense can swarm to the football and play fast.

Simple Adjustments to Various Schemes

Coach Day explains how the 3-4 defense can easily adjust to the offensive scheme from week to week and deliver a numbers advantage at the point of attack on the Power Read, Counter, Inside and Outside Zone run game out of spread offensive sets. You'll learn how to stop the run while maintaining sound pass coverage at the same time. The 3-4 defense provides you with the opportunity to get more speed on the field; this is a necessity when going against offenses that utilize the entire field because your players need to be able to close on the ball quickly.

Alignment, Eyes and Effort

Day coaches the basic alignments, assignments, and key reads for each position in the 3-4 defense using a white board presentation. Game film follows up each segment, and Day reviews key coaching points as he shows each defensive call in action.

You'll see how to:

  • Teach pursuit for a championship defensive effort.
  • Create quick reacting linebackers that fill downhill with lightning quickness.
  • Adjust to trips to outnumber the offense in the run and passing game.

Tools for Shutting Down Spread Offense Concepts

Spread offenses can vary depending on specific formations and players. Coach Day shows you his "Longstick" technique that specifically focuses on shutting down the Power Read scheme. He also touches on "Trap" coverage to force a hard edge on perimeter offensive plays. Finally, you'll get his "Louie" stunt that helps secure the backside and create a false read for the QB on a backside zone read.

This video will give you a simple blueprint for success against any spread offensive scheme. Coach Day's 3-4 techniques are sure to help you find success on game day!

81 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: power read variations and rpos
Power Read Variations and RPOs

with Cody Day,
West Hardin High School (TX) Head Football Coach;
rebuilt West Hardin HS, ranked at the bottom of 2A football in Texas, into: a playoff team, best win total in 7+ years and set a single season record for pass yards with the Run Pass Option! Averaged 12.9 ypc on Power Read variations.

Looking for an offensive scheme that is simple, but produces outstanding results? In this video, learn all about the power read variations and RPOs that Cody Day has implemented at West Hardin High School that allow his athletes to play fast and free.

The Power Read

Coach Day begins with an overview of the power read concept that he utilizes with his team. Several formations and modifications to the blocking scheme are shown to keep the defense guessing. He also gives examples of his play calling and tagging system that allows his squad to efficiently call the power read and whatever variation they want to run without forcing his players to learn anything new. Several examples are shown using game footage to illustrate coaching points.

Additionally, Coach Day shows the footwork and read progression required for the quarterback on the power read, plus tailored coaching points for the offensive line, running back, and receivers.

Toss and Flare Variations

Day diagrams two change-ups to the power read that allow the offense to attack the opposite side of the defense. He diagrams the blocking scheme for the power toss, which includes coaching points for the pulling guard, as well as running back and quarterback footwork and rules.

Next, Coach Day shows his power flare play, which allows his offense to stretch the defense horizontally while still maintaining the ability to read the defensive end. Several examples of both variations are shown using game footage.

RPOs that Complement the Power Read

Finally, Day gives you several RPOs that he utilizes to complement his power read and outside zone schemes. Several plays are shown, including Bend, Pow, Pop, and Slant. You will see Coach Day diagram each RPO and explains the route running coaching points and quarterback read for each play. He also shows several examples of each RPO using game footage to illustrate coaching points, as well as several adjustments that can be made for each individual game plan.

Coach Day does an excellent job of presenting his power read and complementary RPOs. This video is certain to help shift your offense into high gear!

66 minutes. 2019.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: cody day's football 3-pack
Cody Day's Football 3-Pack
FD-05490A:

with Cody Day,
West Hardin High School (TX) Head Football Coach;
rebuilt West Hardin HS, ranked at the bottom of 2A football in Texas, into: a playoff team, best win total in 7+ years; gave up over 120 fewer regular season points using Trap Coverage than the previous season

Cody Day, the head football coach at West Hardin High School (TX), brings you a complete look at the 3-4 scheme his team runs and specifically lays out how he utilizes trap coverage to stop his opponents. These concepts are fantastic for coaches at the high school level and if you already run a 3-4 look, then this video will give you some great wrinkles to throw into your system.

Match Quarters Concept

Coach Day begins with an overview of the match quarters concept that he utilizes with his defense. This coverage is a soft cover 2 concept that allows the defense to account for almost any route combination the offense can run. He also diagrams two separate adjustments to this coverage that can be utilized against 3x1 formations. You'll get Day's "Red" coverage, including pattern read rules for the corners and safeties. Additionally, points and rules for linebackers are covered.

Three Variations of Trap Coverage

Day diagrams three variations of his trap coverage concepts that are sure to keep opposing offenses off balance. You will see the trap, double, and spin coverages that utilize the trap defender in different ways. Coach Day diagrams each coverage against a variety of formations and gives rules for the trap defender and other defensive players against both run and pass plays. Also, as an added bonus, Day explains several common issues that come up with running trap coverage concepts and how to correct them.

Practice Drills

This video concludes with Coach Day leading several drills that he utilizes with his team to teach trap coverage concepts. Day demonstrates how he teaches the trap player to react to several different route combinations and many of the common plays that are seen in the game today. You'll also learn how to coach other secondary players to execute their assignments.

Coach Day's trap coverage scheme, which is an excellent counter against modern offenses, is a must-have for defensive coaches everywhere!

99 minutes. 2019.



FD-05490B:

with Cody Day,
West Hardin High School (TX) Head Football Coach;
rebuilt West Hardin HS, ranked at the bottom of 2A football in Texas, into: a playoff team, best win total in 7+ years; gave up over 120 fewer regular season points using Trap Coverage than the previous season

With the growth of the spread offense at the high school level, developing a simple yet effective defensive scheme to counter the spread has been difficult - until now.

In this video, West Hardin (TX) High School's Cody Day shares his defensive philosophy and the importance of keeping keys and reads simple so your defense can swarm to the football and play fast.

Simple Adjustments to Various Schemes

Coach Day explains how the 3-4 defense can easily adjust to the offensive scheme from week to week and deliver a numbers advantage at the point of attack on the Power Read, Counter, Inside and Outside Zone run game out of spread offensive sets. You'll learn how to stop the run while maintaining sound pass coverage at the same time. The 3-4 defense provides you with the opportunity to get more speed on the field; this is a necessity when going against offenses that utilize the entire field because your players need to be able to close on the ball quickly.

Alignment, Eyes and Effort

Day coaches the basic alignments, assignments, and key reads for each position in the 3-4 defense using a white board presentation. Game film follows up each segment, and Day reviews key coaching points as he shows each defensive call in action.

You'll see how to:

  • Teach pursuit for a championship defensive effort.
  • Create quick reacting linebacke
DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: eric kasperowicz: basics of the 4-3 defense
Eric Kasperowicz: Basics of the 4-3 Defense

with Eric Kasperowicz,
Pine-Richland High School (PA) Head Coach;
2018 WPIAL 6A Champions (3rd title in 5 years);
2017 Pennsylvania Class 6A State Champs (16-0 record);
finalist for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl Coach of the Year (2017)

Eric Kasperowicz has a wealth of experience playing and coaching defensive football. As head coach of the Pine-Richland High School Rams, he won a Pennsylvania 6A state championship in his fourth season at the helm with a perfect 16-0 campaign.

In this video, you'll see Coach Kasperowicz present on the 4-3 defense and its ability to control and run and pass in today's version of the game that features many Run-Pass-Option looks on offense. He will give you ideas for adjustments that you can use to help your players quickly counter any offense.

Defensive Philosophy

Kasperowicz begins by giving an overview of the defensive philosophy that helped his team capture a state championship. He describes the simple, but aggressive approach that allows his defense to defend modern offenses without having to change personnel. Kasperowicz also describes several turnover drills that he uses with his team, and shows several examples of these skills in action during games.

Base Rules and Responsibilities

Kasperowicz diagrams the base rules and responsibilities for each position group. Responsibilities against the run and pass in the base defense are explained, as well as demonstrated with game film. You'll get:

  • The basic alignment and responsibilities for defensive linemen, including: stance, technique, and run fits.
  • Alignment rules, run fits, and basic pass coverage responsibilities for linebackers.
  • Basic alignment and rules for the press quarters coverage that Kasperowicz uses with his 4-3 defense.

Adjusting the 4-3 Defense

The presentation concludes with a whiteboard session focused on common adjustments to the base defense against various formations. Kasperowicz describes how he can teach his players to align to virtually any offensive formation in a sound manner by teaching them a few simple rules. He includes:

  • How to adjust the secondary to 3x1 formations with or without a tight end.
  • The importance of setting the "3 technique" to the field against spread attacks.
  • Simple rules for linebackers to help them get aligned against any formation.

Coach Kasperowicz does an outstanding job presenting the base rules of the 4-3 press quarters defense. The Pine-Richland 4-3 offers solutions to stopping the run game while defending RPOs and spread offenses. Coaches looking to transition from an odd front to an even front defense will find this video very useful.

54 minutes. 2018.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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