As an offensive coordinator, there’s one thing you must come to grips with very fast, know the difference between the playbook you “want” and the playbook you “need”. I hope I can give you a “Coles Notes” version on building a base high school playbook. This would normally take meRead More
History / Football 101
Over the past three weeks, we have looked at the various ways to help you design a pressure package so you can effectively bring pressure/blitz your opponent as opposed to randomly blitzing people and hoping for the best.
In the first instalment of this series, I discussed some of the key points you should consider when developing a pressure package. For example, building the coverage first and then the pressure concept itself. I also discussed the importance of breaking down their scheme and identifying their worst starting O-Lineman.Read More
How do you design a pressure package to fit your personal scheme and/or philosophy? This next series will focus on introducing a handful of ideas that can help coaches at all levels to do this.
MONTREAL — This week marks the 137th anniversary of the historic McGill-Harvard rugby-football confrontation. The two-game football series, played at Cambridge, Mass., May 14 and 15, 1874, were the first games of North American-style football.
Basics of the Game
Canadian vs American Football
by Jonathan Buzby I have found two of the most challenging roles as an adult to be parenting and coaching children. This naturally makes coaching as a parent one of the toughest assignments you can undertake. Yet, as with parenting and coaching, being a parent-coach can be one of theRead More
Contacting The Kicker – when an opposing player touches a kicker unless the kicker has motioned to run or pass, or incidental contact had been made which does not affect the play at the referee’s digression.
1949 Edmonton Eskimos rejoined the WIFU and adopted the colors of green and gold. Wearing of helmets was made compulsory. Western Canada Rugby Football Union ceased to exist. Hamilton Wildcats (Jr Big 4) win Junior Football Championship.
1959 Saskatoon Hilltops win CJFL.
1969 Although the 1962 game was completed on a Sunday, the 1969 game was the first Grey Cup game to start and finish on a Sunday and the first Grey Cup game in Montreal since 1931. Saskatoon Hilltops win the CJFL and Manitoba Bisons win the Vanier Cup.
1979 Edmonton Eskimos set single season attendance record of 340,239 for Western Conference. Ottawa Sooners win CJFL and Acadia Axemen win the Vanier Cup.
For many years, the term football described the practice of kicking an object, usually a round ball, and directing it into a designated goal area. It was not until 1823, a traditional myth says, that William Webb Ellis, a student at the British public school of Rugby, picked up theRead More
By Robert Watkins