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A 30-Point Check-Up for defensive and team success.



Someone once asked me, "What is your football philosophy?" I quickly answered, "Win, of course!"

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This was followed by a second question, "How do you win?" That one took a little more time to answer. In fact, a lot more time!

I started writing down all those things that were important to defense and team success. And that's how the "30-Point Check-Up" came into being.

1. Good defenses control the run; great defenses stop the run. That has to be the No. 1 objective on defense.

2. It takes zero athletic ability to run all out to the ball.

3. Good teams find a way to hold on to a lead. Great teams build leads with the help of their defense and special teams.

4. All-Conference All-conference is an honor given an athlete when he/she is voted as one of the best players in an athletic conference.  players are made on 1st and 10; All-Americans are made on 3rd downs; and, legends are made on the goal line.

5. Defenses that can control the run will make offenses more predictable. Once you force the offense to throw the ball, you will be able to hurry the passing game with stunts and blitzes and make bad things happen.

6. Edge Players (D-ends, Outside Linebackers and defensive Backs) are the important players in the 4-3 scheme. Because they create the "funnel." However, the person IN the "Funnel" is the key and must be a great one-on-one one-on-one
adj.
1. Consisting of or being direct communication or exchange between two people: one-on-one instruction.

2. Sports Playing directly or exclusively against a single opponent.
 tackler.

7. If you are going to recruit the very best players you can find, surround them with the very best coaches you can find.

8. Create a scheme/system that will utilize your best players in as many one-on-one situations as possible.

9. Don't don't  

1. Contraction of do not.

2. Nonstandard Contraction of does not.

n.
A statement of what should not be done: a list of the dos and don'ts.
 limit your thinking. Have an extensive enough package to draw from in putting together a game plan. Take into account your strengths and weaknesses. Create a game plan from those certain items you do well.

10. Find something that your team or defense is good at and can take pride in. Show it statistically, demonstrating that they are successful.

11. Sometimes "simpler" is better.

12. Don't put your kids in a position to fail. Find what they/ you do best and keep doing it.

13. Be a good leader. Your kids will take on your demeanor The outward physical behavior and appearance of a person.

Demeanor is not merely what someone says but the manner in which it is said. Factors that contribute to an individual's demeanor include tone of voice, facial expressions, gestures, and carriage.
. Never stop learning; don't dismiss dismiss v. the ruling by a judge that all or a portion (one or more of the causes of action) of the plaintiff's lawsuit is terminated (thrown out) at that point without further evidence or testimony.  anyone or any idea.

14. Create competition. Reward success and correct failure immediately.

15. Make sure everyone is treated the same--from the All-American all-A·mer·i·can
adj.
1. Representative of the people of the United States or their ideals; typically American: an all-American family; their all-American generosity.

2.
 to the fourth-string tackle.

16. Create a learning environment for all.

17. Don't meet on the field--learn from doing!

18. Try to be the expert on the whole group.

19. Create a learning environment for the assistant coaches--promote them. Let them be the heroes. It shouldn't should·n't  

Contraction of should not.


shouldn't should not
shouldn't should
 matter who gets the credit.

20. Be a good, hardworking, loyal, knowledgeable, and honest role model.

21. Hand write notes.

22. Keep practice up-tempo up-tem·po also up·tem·po
n. pl. up-tem·pos
A fast or lively tempo, as in jazz.

adj.
Having a fast or lively tempo: an up-tempo arrangement. 
 at all times.

23. Use positive words when coaching or instructing.

24. Share the game plan with the group and have them visualize the call for situations.

25. Set goals--believe and achieve! Everyone wants to win, but how bad do you hate to lose?

26. Don't be afraid to tell them that you love them.

27. Build your defense with speed and good tacklers.

28. Command respect, now and always. Don't let things go--that only sets a bad example. Address negatives immediately.

29. It's it's  

1. Contraction of it is.

2. Contraction of it has. See Usage Note at its.


it's it is or it has
it's be ~have
 not important that people like you ... it's not a popularity contest.

(They'll they'll  

Contraction of they will.

they'll will
 like you a whole lot if you win!)

30. Always be professional. Treat everyone as if it's a first-time meeting.

Football is a great game to be associated with. Great people. It always teaches us things: how a young boy can become a young adult. How a young adult can become a man. And how a man can be a young boy, again!

By Jack Giambronc,

Defensive Backs and Special Teams Coordinator

Wilmington Wilmington.

1 City (1990 pop. 71,529), seat of New Castle co., NE Del., on the Delaware River and tributary streams, the Christina and the Brandywine; settled 1638, inc. as a city 1832.
 (OH) College
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Date:Apr 1, 2005
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