3-4 Gap Attack Defense-Understanding the Basics

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Ric Cash
35 minutes

With the ever-increasing emphasis on multiple-look offenses, having a defensive scheme that allows a team to adjust without changing personnel and still maintain an aggressive mentality is essential to defensive success. 3-4 Gap Attack Defense-Understanding the Basics is a defensive scheme that is not only fundamentally sound and relentlessly aggressive, it also is designed to bring out the passion in a team's defensive players because they are all encouraged to be playmakers. The DVD details the base principles of this attacking style of defense and explains how this defensive scheme can help coaches create a dominating mindset in their defensive players.

Among the topics covered:

  • Alignment techniques
  • 34 (base)
  • Formations
  • Film cut-ups


  • Ric Cash has been a defensive coordinator or head coach for most of his 22 years coaching and has always believed in an aggressive attacking style of defensive football. After starting his coaching career in 1987 at North Kansas City (MO) High School, he then served as the defensive coordinator at North Shelby (MO) High School in 1993 and Trenton (MO) High School from 1994-1997. He took over a struggling Sheridan (CO) High School gridiron program as head coach in 1997 and guided them to their first playoff appearance in over ten years in 1999. In 2001, he joined the initial staff at Mountain Vista (CO) High School and guided the start-up school through the growth process that eventually landed them in Colorado's top classification. In 2006, The Golden Eagles won the Continental League championship and advanced to the quarterfinals in the state playoffs, finishing the season with a 10-2 record. The 2007 squad finished 8-3 and featured a defense that yielded less than 11 points per game and scored in almost half of its games. 

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