Press Coverage Techniques

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Scott Shafer
51 minutes
Press Coverage Techniques provides a comprehensive review of the basic fundamentals and skills involved in game-tested press coverage techniques. Designed for coaches and players at all competitive levels, the DVD covers the critical points for teaching bump and run coverages. In an easy-to-understand and apply manner, the DVD explains and demonstrates the key factors involved in coaching each specific technique.

Among the topics covered:

  • Staggered stance
  • Shadow technique
  • Open set up
  • Stab technique
  • Hook and wedge
  • 3-eyes technique
  • Scott Shafer is currently the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for cornerbacks and safeties at Western Michigan University, a position he assumed in 2005. During the 2004 season, he served as the secondary coach at the University of Illinois. Before that, he spent the previous four seasons at Northern Illinois University as the defensive coordinator, where the Huskies tallied a record of 30-16. His defense led the Mid-American Conference in interceptions and was in the top three in takeaways, scoring defense, rush defense, and pass-efficiency defense. Shafer helped Northern Illinois to a share of the MAC-West Conference title in both the 2001 and 2002 seasons by directing a defense that was first in the conference ranking