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Offline Michael ODonnell

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Coaching responsibilities in Split-4
« on: March 18, 2013, 02:28:52 PM »
I apologize if this has been addressed previously but I didn't see it if it was . . .

We have a four person coaching staff. However, in the Split-4, we feel that there are five, distinct groups of defenders:
1. Tackles
2. Ends
3. Inside Linebackers
4. Outside Linebackers
5. Secondary

How have you split and/or combined the responsibilities during individual and group practice time? I feel that these five groups have greater differences in terms of mastering specific skills than they do similarities. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Coaching responsibilities in Split-4
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2013, 03:09:02 PM »
We ran split 6/4 in high school... Our groups were interior (tackles and mlbs) , exterior (ends and olbs) then secondary.

We also read only lineman
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Re: Coaching responsibilities in Split-4
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2013, 04:13:34 PM »
Zach,

Thanks so much for the response. I have seen the split-4/6 divided up like you described - DTs/ILBs; DEs/OLBs; secondary - as well as defensive line; linebackers; secondary. Both of these systems have three divisions. However, we have four coaches. Do you (or does anybody) have suggestions as to dividing up defensive responsibilities among four coaches?

Thanks.
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Re: Coaching responsibilities in Split-4
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2013, 04:27:05 PM »
Zach,

Thanks so much for the response. I have seen the split-4/6 divided up like you described - DTs/ILBs; DEs/OLBs; secondary - as well as defensive line; linebackers; secondary. Both of these systems have three divisions. However, we have four coaches. Do you (or does anybody) have suggestions as to dividing up defensive responsibilities among four coaches?

Thanks.
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Re: Coaching responsibilities in Split-4
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2013, 04:28:05 PM »
I apologize if this has been addressed previously but I didn't see it if it was . . .

We have a four person coaching staff. However, in the Split-4, we feel that there are five, distinct groups of defenders:
1. Tackles
2. Ends
3. Inside Linebackers
4. Outside Linebackers
5. Secondary

How have you split and/or combined the responsibilities during individual and group practice time? I feel that these five groups have greater differences in terms of mastering specific skills than they do similarities. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

For individual periods with 4 coaches, we split:
  • Ends
  • Tackles
  • Linebacker
  • Secondary

We have done with as little as three and combined the DEs and DTs for individual.


For group periods, we work:
  • Inside run:  ILBs and DTs
  • Outside run:  OLBs/DEs
  • Skeleton:  LBs and Secondary


See install plan attached (assumes the same 5 you noted)
« Last Edit: March 18, 2013, 04:30:08 PM by JrTitan »
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