Building a Defensive Game Plan for the Season

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Vic Koenning
54 minutes
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In Building a Defensive Game Plan for the Season, Vic Koenning, former Defensive Coordinator at West Virginia University, currently the Defensive Coordinator for the Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks, discusses his approach to building and implementing a successful defense. From Spring and Summer practices, to gameday play-calling, Coach Koenning outlines the process of identifying your best athletes, how to develop them, and how to install a defensive scheme built to your team’s strengths. Additionally, Coach Koenning shares his thoughts on scouting opponents, creating defensive schemes for opponents, and how to make adjustments to your formations and schemes throughout the season.

Topics covered include:

• Defensive Schemes
• Practice Structure/Scheduling
• Roster Evaluation
• Scouting Your Opponents
• Identifying Strengths and Weaknesses
• Building Schemes for Specific Opponents
• Defensive Play Calling
• Blitz/Coverage Packages