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GUEBERT: Half the Players, Twice the Athletes – 6-man Football in Saskatchewan

GUEBERT: Half the Players, Twice the Athletes – 6-man Football in Saskatchewan

October 5, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

“6-man Football is half the players and twice the athletes” – this was a phrase first engrained in me by my high school football coach, and uncle, Phil Guebert (USport All-Canadian DB 1989). This was a discussion I will never forget as he was educating me on the merits ofRead More

WOLFE: The role of Referees

WOLFE: The role of Referees

September 30, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Much has been written, and many discussions have occurred regarding football safety issues, and the need to better protect the athletes. It occurs to me that there has not been sufficient emphasis on the role that the game officials play in protecting the players. Changing and emphasizing rules that eliminateRead More

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WOLFE: The QB Spring & Summer prep

August 7, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Continuing to look at the quarterback position, let’s look at the spring and summer portions of the preparation that should go into this position.

WOLFE (1): The Great Football Coaching Fraternity

WOLFE (1): The Great Football Coaching Fraternity

July 7, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

To be a great coach one has to be a great teacher – coaching is teaching. To be a great teacher one has to be a great student. In this case, I am referring to being a student of the game of football. As I often tell our players; footballRead More

One of the oldest known photos of the Hamilton Tigers, photo is cited as 1886

Mind of McCabe: Reflecting on 150 Key Historical Dates in Canadian Football History

July 3, 2017 at 6:15 amby 2 comments

Pre-Confederation 1861-1866 1861 – Our journey begins with the first ever known game of rugby football between a group of U of T students at University College, which took place on November 9th, 1861. That means that football predates Canadian Confederation by six years, and by some accounts the rootsRead More

Creating a high school offensive playbook

Creating a high school offensive playbook

October 4, 2016 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

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

UTTLEY: Designing a Pressure Package (Part 3)

UTTLEY: Designing a Pressure Package (Part 3)

April 6, 2016 at 6:32 amby 0 comments

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.  

UTTLEY: Developing a Pressure Package (Part 2)

UTTLEY: Developing a Pressure Package (Part 2)

March 31, 2016 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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

UTTLEY: Designing A Pressure Package

UTTLEY: Designing A Pressure Package

March 22, 2016 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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.                

History – FIRST FOOTBALL GAME WAS MAY 14, 1874

History – FIRST FOOTBALL GAME WAS MAY 14, 1874

November 5, 2010 at 1:08 pmby 0 comments

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.

Football 101 – Basics of the game

Football 101 – Basics of the game

November 5, 2010 at 1:05 pmby 0 comments

Basics of the Game

Football 101 – Canadian vs. American Football Rules

Football 101 – Canadian vs. American Football Rules

November 5, 2010 at 1:03 pmby 0 comments

Canadian vs American Football

Football 101 – Offense, Defense, & Special Team positions

Football 101 – Offense, Defense, & Special Team positions

November 5, 2010 at 1:02 pmby 0 comments

OFFENSE POSITIONS

Football 101 – Canadian football Objectives, Game Play, & Scoring Drives

Football 101 – Canadian football Objectives, Game Play, & Scoring Drives

November 5, 2010 at 12:58 pmby 0 comments

Objectives

Football 101 – The Parent Coach

Football 101 – The Parent Coach

January 26, 2010 at 5:29 amby 0 comments

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

Football 101 – Officials signals and rulings

Football 101 – Officials signals and rulings

January 26, 2010 at 5:27 amby 0 comments

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.

History – Football Timelines – 1940s

History – Football Timelines – 1940s

January 1, 2010 at 1:28 pmby 0 comments

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.

History – Football Timelines – 1950s

History – Football Timelines – 1950s

January 1, 2010 at 5:50 amby 0 comments

  1959 Saskatoon Hilltops win CJFL.

History – Football Timelines – 1960s

History – Football Timelines – 1960s

January 1, 2010 at 5:47 amby 0 comments

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.

History – Football Timelines – 1970s

History – Football Timelines – 1970s

January 1, 2010 at 5:37 amby 0 comments

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.

 
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