Setting the Tempo with Defensive Line Drills with Bill Young, University of Miami Defensive Coordinator former University of Kansas Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line Coach; #1 in takeaways (27) and Interceptions (19) in ’05 (Big 12), #1 in rush defense (83 yards/game) in ’05 (Big 12)
Controlling the line of scrimmage can set the tempo for your team every night out. Coach Young believes that the big men up front set the tempo for the entire team. This DVD includes many fundamental drills used throughout the season. Starting with the step drill, a series of four stances (Take Charge, Go Stance, Goal line stance and the Gap Super stance) are demonstrated and drilled. Players are taught to “Get off and take charge.” The tag drill emphasizes two stances, using both the right and left hand. Use of drill bags is prevalent as Young describes drills against the run. Every drill ends with an aggressive sprint and finish. Other bag drills are the serpentine drill, backpedal drill and the two-footed quickness drill. Defensive linemen improve play with the Stem drill and the block escape drill. The “dead spin” is mastered with the “pad and go” drill. The one-man sled drill works on “punch and separate” and keeping the traveling foot back. Also illustrated are the goal line directions drill, the Rip move drill and the Reach block drill. Combination drills end this presentation with the X club, grab and swim and the window washer, reverse and rip behind. This complete presentation on defensive line play pinpoints the fundamentals, drills and attitude that make for winning football. Few know the intricacies of defensive line play as well as Coach Young, and now he passes his decades of knowledge of defensive coaching on to you. 43 minutes. 2006.