Tools and Techniques for Defensive Backs

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Jim Driscoll
89 pages

Tools and Techniques for Defensive Backs, by Jim Driscoll, is a resource for teaching & coaching the basic skills of defensive backfield play & technique including man-to-man & zone coverages and drills.

What's inside:

Chapter 1: Tools
• Related Drills
Chapter 2: Cushion Man-to-Man Coverage
• Stance
• Starts
• Running Backward
• Progressive Drills
• Change of Direction
• Eye Focus Discipline
• Close
• In Phase
• Out of Phase
• Related Man Coverage Concepts
• Related Drills
Chapter 3: Zone Concepts
• Zone Identification and Description
• Cover 3
• Successful Defense
• Related Drills

What coaches are saying:

Use time wisely because when it is gone, you can never recover it. Tools and Techniques for Defensive Backs gives you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of the game of football. Jim has many years of experience coaching the secondary. He knows and explains the complexity, skill, knowledge, and ability level that it takes to play at a high level of competition.
- Ardell Wiegandt, Former college and professional assistant coach, Former Head Coach, Calgary Stampeders

Jim Driscoll is one of the best technical defensive back coaches in the nation—at any level. His practical application of proven fundamental defensive principles gave his position players a performance advantage every Saturday. As a player and as a coach, I have personally been a beneficiary of his knowledge and expertise. He continues to be a mentor and source of inspiration for me. This book should be in the library of any coach who is serious about helping his defensive backs play sound, fundamental, and winning football.
-Jerry Rosburg, Special Teams Coordinator/Associate Head Coach, Baltimore Ravens

I have known Coach Jim Driscoll for several years. We coached together at North Dakota State University for eight years, with Jim as a dedicated defensive backfield coach. During that time, he was instrumental in helping to win two national titles, seven conference titles, and 37 wins in a row. Jim was also part of winning championships as an assistant coach at Northern Michigan University. Reading and teaching the drills and good sound football techniques in this coaching guide will give you a distinct advantage over your opponents.
- Ev Kjelbertson, Former Assistant and Head Football Coach, North Dakota State University, Three national championships (1965, 1968, 1969) and nine North Central Conference championships