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Building a Powerful Offense: Philosophy and Run Scheme

with Russ Martin,
Colorado Mesa Head Coach;
Back-to-Back Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Co-Champions (2016-17);
2016 NCAA DII playoff qualifier; three straight 9-win seasons (2015-17)

In 2017, Coach Martin led Colorado Mesa to top 10 finishes in Division II in Scoring Offense (2nd - 46 ppg), 7th in Rushing Offense (257 ypg), and 8th in Total Offense (489 ypg).

Russ Martin has put his 39 years of coaching experience to work to build his team into a dominant zone running team. In this video, he gives you a detailed look at a comprehensive spread running attack and complementary passing concepts.

Throughout this video, Martin draws up his best zone runs for the inside, outside, and read looks. He brings in video footage to teach how to improve blocking schemes and who to read. Coach Martin diagrams the blocking scheme, how the running back needs to run, and who the quarterback is supposed to read to ensure a strong play.

Coach Martin's Offensive Philosophy

Martin explains his philosophy of offense and how to teach it to athletes. He explains why it's important that his offense be multiple in its appearance to the defense and in its ability to adapt to how the defense defends. However, his offense must also be simple enough for players to learn and be able to execute. In this section, you'll:

  • Hear Coach Martin explain how his offensive scheme allows his team to play fast and be physical.
  • Learn how to tie in multiple formations, personnel groups, motions, and tempos to keep the defense off balance.
  • Learn how Martin teaches the offense to his players, including his philosophy on getting players to truly understand what they are being asked to do.

Learn the Inside Run Game with Complementary Passing Concepts

Coach Martin diagrams and shows video examples of each play that makes up the inside run game in his offense. He adds diagrams of complementary play action passes and RPOs that take advantage of how the defense attempts to defend the run game. Martin gives a detailed explanation of why each play is used and how to make adjustments depending on what the defense does. You'll learn:

  • The inside zone, dart, power, power read, and midline schemes. Martin explains each scheme, including blocking assignments against various defenses and possible adjustments to each play
  • The draw and RPO schemes that Martin uses to control how the defense utilizes second- and third-level defenders in run support.
  • How Coach Martin uses play action and quick passing game concepts to control secondary players and take advantage of overaggressive players on the defense.

Attack Defenses on the Perimeter

Learn how Martin's teams attack the defense with perimeter runs, option concepts, and quick throws; he shares how he attacks the secondary based on the coverage, force principles, and motion adjustment mechanics of the defense.

  • See diagrams of the stretch pin and pull scheme and the speed option play against a variety of defensive fronts.
  • Learn how Martin uses the play action and quick passing game to control box linebackers.

Creating a philosophy and implementing it is so vital in building a strong program. This video is a must if you are considering adopting the zone running scheme!

84 minutes. 2018.

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Building an Explosive Offense: RPO's and Play Action Game

with Russ Martin,
Colorado Mesa Head Coach;
Back-to-Back Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Co-Champions (2016-17);
2016 NCAA DII playoff qualifier; three straight 9-win seasons (2015-17)

In 2017, Coach Martin led Colorado Mesa to top 10 finishes in Division II in Scoring Offense (2nd - 46 ppg), 7th in Rushing Offense (257 ypg), and 8th in Total Offense (489 ypg).

Do you have the zone running game installed, but are still looking for more of an advantage? This video from Russ Martin has what you're looking for! Adding RPOs and play action to an already successful zone running game will drive opposing defensive coordinators crazy.

Coach Martin draws up his best RPOs and explains which routes work best, depending on the situation. On top of that, he breaks down game footage so you don't miss a beat. Martin covers who the quarterback needs to read and shows why his offense allows receivers or tight ends to find open spaces, making opportunities for home run plays.

Throughout the presentation, Martin uses game footage to explain the run game concepts that he uses in conjunction with his RPO package.

Coach Martin's RPO Philosophy

Coach Martin explains how he builds his RPOs as a natural component of his team's run game. You'll learn how Martin uses multiple formations, personnel groups, and adjustments to blocking schemes to serve as the base for his run game/RPO system.

Route Combinations for the RPO Package

Coach Martin explains and shows examples of a variety of route combinations that he uses with the RPO package. He also shows how he uses motion and unbalanced formations to gain a numbers advantage on the defense. You'll learn:

  • Coaching points to teach the seam, hitch, slant, stick, out, bubble, and spot routes within Martin's RPO package, including the quarterback's read progression and mechanics.
  • How to use motion with the bubble concept to create a triple option concept.
  • How you can adjust blocking schemes on the inside zone and stretch play to change the read key.

Traditional Play Action Passes to Complement Your Offense

Coach Martin knows that you might not want to use RPOs all the time, so he breaks down his play action passes that are designed to give opportunities for big plays. You'll see:

  • The read progression of the quarterback on each play.
  • How to teach the quarterback to throw to intermediate routes if the defense doesn't react to the run fake as expected.
  • Various route combinations and pass protection rules.

The RPO has been one of the biggest developments in offensive football over the past several years, and by implementing some of the concepts in this video with your team, you'll be able to gain an advantage over your opponents.

75 minutes. 2018.

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Building a Passing Game: Route Concepts and Protections

with Russ Martin,
Colorado Mesa Head Coach;
Back-to-Back Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Co-Champions (2016-17);
2016 NCAA DII playoff qualifier; three straight 9-win seasons (2015-17)

In 2017, Coach Martin led Colorado Mesa to top 10 finishes in Division II in Scoring Offense (2nd - 46 ppg), 7th in Rushing Offense (257 ypg), and 8th in Total Offense (489 ypg).

In this video, Russ Martin shows you how to stretch the defense, create open routes, and find ways to score. He covers important concepts that will open up the passing lanes for high percentage throws.

Hitch and Vertical Concepts

Coach Martin explains the hitch concept and vertical concepts that are featured in his offense. You'll see how he takes a simple hitch route and, using simple rules, turns it into a dynamic passing play. He explains how he uses vertical routes that provide an opportunity to score in every game.

Using whiteboard diagrams and game video examples, Martin explains the quarterback's read progression, footwork, and mechanics as well as the built-in adjustments the receivers make to their routes. Coach Martin diagrams both concepts from 2x2 and 3x1 formations.

Quick Passing Game Concepts

Martin diagrams several quick passing game concepts, sharing examples of several 2- and 3-man games that gives the quarterback several easy reads and throws. You'll learn:

  • Route combinations that Martin uses to the 3-man side, including the deep cross concept and the dig concept along with several tags and adjustments.
  • Several 2 man games that Martin uses to a running back and single receiver side. Included are: slant-flat, curl-flat, spot-wheel, seam-wheel, out-seam, and dig-angle.

Learn how Coach Martin determines which side of the field to attack based on the coverage and leverage of the defenders.

Pass Protection Rules

Martin explains his 5- and 6-man pass protection rules that he uses with his spread passing game. Using video examples, Coach Martin explains how the running back and quarterback are part of the protection scheme, and how the quarterback accounts for free rushers.

This video from Coach Martin will help you get your offense off the ground!

64 minutes. 2018.

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Offensive Line Development Plan

with Trevor Miller,
University of St. Francis Assistant Coach / Offensive Line;
2016 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up (2004-06)

Each season, coaches focus on the importance of offensive line play and establishing physicality at the line of scrimmage. Trevor Miller is no different.

Over the past 10 seasons, Coach Miller has played a significant role in the development of the offensive line at the University of St. Francis, having had three of his linemen named AFCA All-America in the last four seasons. In this video, he focuses on the fundamental approach every coach should have in preparing their unit for physical and mental success.

Development Plan

Coach Miller provides a highly effective development plan for all offensive linemen. He begins by focusing on the lineman's football I.Q. and understanding of the opponent's defensive scheme and the opposing players attributes. He also explains how to:

  • Evaluate your lineman in a manner that allows them to improve their overall performance.
  • Explain your strength and conditioning plan so that players understand why they must excel at squatting and power cleans.
  • Use off-season meetings to improve understanding of every play.
  • Use technology to maximize the time allotted for football.

He moves throughout the presentation in order to develop a strong strike off the ball and making a strong initial step while following through with the second and finishing steps. Being able to execute the base blocks of your scheme and creating strong fundamentals are key to success. Coach Miller will give you a strong foundation on how you can approach this season.

Use this simple process for evaluating your offensive lineman individually and as a group to make them better athletes!

55 minutes. 2018.

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'Filling the Bucket' - Building a Championship Football Program

with Kevin Donley,
University of St. Francis Head Coach;
2016 & 2017 NAIA National Champions, 3x NAIA National Runner-Up ('04-'06);
4x NAIA National Coach of the Year ('91, '04, '16, '17);
10x Mid-States Football Association Mideast League Coach of the Year;
back-to-back AFCA NAIA Region 4 Coach of the Year ('16 & '17); 12x MSFA Champions;
distinguished member of the NAIA Hall of Fame ('13);
winningest coach in NAIA history - over 300 career wins (30 winning season, five 13-win seasons)

Developing a football program in a coach's image can be a never-ending task. Kevin Donley - the winningest coach in NAIA history - presents his "Filling the Bucket" approach that has produced over 300 wins, 30 winning seasons, five NAIA National Championship game appearances and the 2016 NAIA National Title.

It all starts with developing a great culture within your program. Donley shares insight into how the relationship between a coach and player can be strengthened while developing players into the best they can be.

All successful programs have a philosophy that players and coaches buy into. Coach Donley focuses on his "Filling the Bucket" approach. You will learn how to get max effort out of players, how develop a physical football program, and how to develop integrity. You will also get 11 key points when dealing with change and potential.

Additionally, Donley explains what he expects in the weight room and how this helps develop culture in a football program.

Filling the Bucket

Coach Donley shows you how to fill a player's bucket so that they reach their fullest potential. You will learn eight key points on how to fill players' buckets, including how to:

  • Make players with unlimited potential maximize their abilities.
  • Reward players with limited potential, but a high work ethic.
  • Develop a physical team in all environments.
  • Demand maximum effort while still creating a fun environment.
  • Use specialty coaches like a passing game coordinator and defensive run coordinator.
  • Create a positive learning environment.
  • Limit player distractions.
  • Use peer pressure to motivate your players.

Dealing with Change

Learn how to effectively handle things you as a coach cannot control within the school structure. You will see how to overcome program budget cuts as well as dealing with negative attitudes from other coaches.

Coach Donley gives you key pieces to building a championship caliber football program. His interactive "Filling the Bucket" approach gives you the building blocks to create a successful team.

47 minutes. 2018.

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