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Cover: pistol option offense: 2-man game
Pistol Option Offense: 2-Man Game

with Chris Klenakis,
former University of Louisville, Iowa State University, and University of Arkansas Assistant Coach;
former University of Nevada Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach;
was the first Offensive Coordinator in D-I history to coach an offense that led the nation in rushing and passing during his career;
has developed over 20 NFL offensive linemen;
worked to develop Lamar Jackson and Colin Kaepernick into elite dual-threat quarterbacks;
the 2009 Wolf Pack squad featured three different 1000-yard rushers - the only school in NCAA history to do so

Coach Chris Klenakis was at the helm of the Pistol Offense that featured QB Colin Kaepernick at Nevada. Similar offensive principals aided Lamar Jackson's impressive college career that included a Heisman Trophy while Klenakis was on the Louisville staff. The advantage of the Pistol Zone Read is that it can be run from one back formations that spread the defense out. This allows the offense to attack the defense's weakest points!

Coach Klenakis shows how to teach the Pistol Zone Read to attack various defensive fronts and coverages. He uses over 40 minutes of game film, as well as in-depth whiteboard illustrations to show the intricacies of a running play that can exploit the defense by using your running back inside, or getting your quarterback on the edge.

Tips for Running a Two Man Option from Pistol

Klenakis explains the teaching points that dramatically improve the success of the running game, including:

  • Adjusting your offense to read gaps, linebackers, and/or defensive linemen.
  • Offensive line calls Lock, Insert, and Lead.
  • Adjusting blocking angles to attack various defensive fronts.
  • Attacking the defense using 10 personnel formations (3x1 and 2x2).

Game Film

Coach Klenakis shows over 40 minutes of game film that illustrates how his offense spreads the field and limits the defense to a few options within the box. He then shows how to attack each of these defensive boxes by reading gaps, first level players, or second level players. He also details how to teach linemen to take advantage of angles that will help the running back gain yards with quick hitting, downhill runs. This opens up the QB run game by attacking the edges of the defense.

You will see Coach Klenakis use game film to break down the techniques necessary to run the Pistol Zone Read. This video is a must-have for any offensive coach who wants to learn various nuances that can make a simple running play the staple of a zone running attack!

75 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: open practice - station drills for offense
Open Practice - Station Drills for Offense

with Kevin Donley,
University of Saint Francis Head Coach;
2x NAIA National Champions (2016, 2017);
4x AFCA NAIA National Coach of the Year (1991, 2004, 2016, 2017);
2x VSN National Coach of the Year (2016, 2017);
10x MSFA MEL Coach of the Year;
13x MSFA MEL Championships;
over 330 career wins;
over 40 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level

Patrick Donley,
University of Saint Francis Co-Offensive Coordinator;
has helped 29 receivers earn all-conference and national honors while at USF

and Trevor Miller,
University of Saint Francis Co-Offensive Coordinator;
has helped five linemen be named AFCA All-America and 20 earn all-conference honors;
American Football Monthly 2006 Strength Coach of the Year

Does your team's offense need a boost?

In this video with Saint Francis University head coach Kevin Donley and co-offensive coordinators Patrick Donley and Trevor Miller, you will discover how to make your offensive players more effective at their respective positions, plus see how to make your offensive execution improve as a whole.

Practice Organization Philosophy

Coach Donley starts this presentation by explaining his basic philosophy regarding practice structure and focus during different phases of the year. He explains why your focus during spring practice and pre-season camp should be on fundamentals and building skill proficiency through repetition. Also, Donley explains how his program focuses on the pace and tempo of practice to get on and off the field in no more than 90 minutes. Altogether, you'll learn:

  • When is the best time to install scheme.
  • How to organize practice to get the most out of your time.
  • When to incorporate 1-on-1 drills to breed competition.

Drills for All Position Groups

Coach Donley, as well as several of his assistant coaches, spend the majority of the video describing various drills that they use in practice to build skills that are needed during games. You'll hear the coaches talk through the finer points of the drills and techniques that are demonstrated. Finally, you will see several great offensive line run blocking and pass blocking drills!

This video is a comprehensive look at how a championship level college football program practices to build an explosive and balanced offense. There's no doubt that Coach Donley and his staff will help your program get better on the offensive side of the ball.

89 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: pistol option offense: 2-man game with double lead
Pistol Option Offense: 2-Man Game with Double Lead

with Chris Klenakis,
former University of Louisville, Iowa State University, and University of Arkansas Assistant Coach;
former University of Nevada Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach;
was the first Offensive Coordinator in D-I history to coach an offense that led the nation in rushing and passing during his career;
has developed over 20 NFL offensive linemen;
worked to develop Lamar Jackson and Colin Kaepernick into elite dual-threat quarterbacks;
the 2009 Wolf Pack squad featured three different 1000-yard rushers - the only school in NCAA history to do so

If you have a dual-threat quarterback in your program and are looking to implement a system that caters to their strengths, then Chris Klenakis' expertise will be of immense value to you! Klenakis was an integral part of the coaching staffs that helped develop both Colin Kaepernick and Lamar Jackson in college, and in this video, he goes in-depth on how you can get the most out of your offense by implementing a two-man game with double lead.

Building Blocks for the Two-Man Game with Double Lead

Coach Klenakis starts his presentation by explaining the concept of the two-man game with a double lead. The two-man game is the double option zone read play that involves two potential ball carriers. The double lead scheme involves including two lead blockers for the quarterback run phase of the option play. Klenakis diagrams and shows video clips of several examples of two-man game with a double lead against a variety of defensive fronts. You'll learn to:

  • "Borrow" blockers to outnumber the defense at the point of attack.
  • Handle blitzers and protect the mesh to avoid turnovers.
  • Make adjustments that counter common defenses to the two-man game.

Individuals Blocks with the Double Lead Concept

Coach Klenakis spends a significant amount of time detailing the individual blocks that are used with the double lead concept. The arc, insert, slice, and ice blocks are all shown with coaching points illustrated for each block. He also explains when each type of block is used and how he teaches his players to apply the rules of the blocking scheme to determine which block to execute based on the defensive look. Finally, you'll see examples of several formations that the double lead concept is run from, including 3-back short yardage formations and several unbalanced formations.

There's no better resource available to help you establish your own double lead run game! This video from Coach Klenakis is the complete package and is sure to help your program this season.

88 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: pistol option offense: 2-man game with lead
Pistol Option Offense: 2-Man Game with Lead

with Chris Klenakis,
former University of Louisville, Iowa State University, and University of Arkansas Assistant Coach;
former University of Nevada Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach;
was the first Offensive Coordinator in D-I history to coach an offense that led the nation in rushing and passing during his career;
has developed over 20 NFL offensive linemen;
worked to develop Lamar Jackson and Colin Kaepernick into elite dual-threat quarterbacks;
the 2009 Wolf Pack squad featured three different 1000-yard rushers - the only school in NCAA history to do so

Chris Klenakis can lay claim as the only coach who was an integral part of the molding process of both Colin Kaepernick and Lamar Jackson into elite players while they were in college. Thanks to his time at Nevada and Louisville, Klenakis has observed what it takes to maximize the Pistol Option Offense.

In this video, Coach Klenakis covers how to run the Two-Man Zone Read with a lead from multiple formations. He explains how to choose which side of the defense to attack, covers blocking variations that are effective against various types of defenses, and more!

Two-Man Game with a Lead Blocker

Coach Klenakis begins by explaining what the Two-Man Read Game is - a zone read scheme that involves either a give to the running back or a keep by the quarterback. This scheme is improved upon by including a lead blocker for the QB. Klenakis details the different ways that a lead blocker can be gained, including a T-block, arc, insert, slice, and ice blocks. Additionally, Coach Klenakis explains how he uses "blinders" to take advantage of defenses that key the H-back to gain an extra defender on the QB.

In all, you'll learn how to:

  • "Borrow" blockers to create a lead blocker for the QB.
  • Coach the individual lead blocks and know when to use each one.
  • Use "blinders" to create conflict with the linebacker's reads.

Formations Used with the Two-Man Lead Scheme

Next, Klenakis covers the individual formations and personnel groups that are used to create the lead blocker. He breaks down the differences between playing the tight end on the line as opposed to off the line, and how he uses both alignments to his advantage.

You'll also observe formations from several personnel groups, including; 1 TE, 2 TE, 1, 2, and 3RBs, as well as 2 TE, 2 RB short yardage personnel groups. Several motion and shift concepts are used to give the offense advantages from various formations. Also, Coach Klenakis covers how he counts defenders to determine which way to run the two-man read scheme.

Overall, this is a great addition to any football coach's library. Coach Klenakis' knowledge on and experiences with the Pistol is impressively rich and deep, and you'll benefit greatly from all of the coaching tips and game footage included in this video!

119 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: open practice: station drills for defense
Open Practice: Station Drills for Defense

with Kevin Donley,
University of Saint Francis Head Coach;
2x NAIA National Champions (2016, 2017);
4x AFCA NAIA National Coach of the Year (1991, 2004, 2016, 2017);
2x VSN National Coach of the Year (2016, 2017);
10x MSFA MEL Coach of the Year;
13x MSFA MEL Championships;
over 330 career wins;
over 40 years of coaching experience at the collegiate level

and Joey Didier,
University of Saint Francis Defensive Coordinator;
2016 FootballScoop.com NAIA Coordinator of the Year;
helped the 2016 SFU defense set a school record for sacks in a season (46);
helped the 2015 SFU defense tie the all-time NAIA record for interceptions returned for a touchdown (7)

Over the past several years, the University of Saint Francis has been one of the best programs at the NAIA level, and much of their success can be attributed to a stout defense. In this video, the staff of the 2016 and 2017 NAIA National Champions will break down how they ensure their defensive student-athletes are always ready to compete at their very best.

Drills for Each Position

Coach Joey Didier, St. Francis Defensive Coordinator, begins by showing several fundamental defensive back drills that focus on footwork, ball disruption, and reads. Pass rush technique for defensive lineman is also covered. Next, Coach Didier shows a circuit drill in which tackling, turnovers, and blow delivery techniques are worked on during a 10-minute period.

Coaching Points for Technique and Fundamentals

Didier and the St. Francis defensive staff walk through several drills while highlighting key coaching points related to technique and fundamentals. You will see several reps of 1-on-1 drills involving defensive backs vs. wide receivers, as well as pass rush featuring defensive lineman vs. offensive lineman. Additionally, several competitive drills that teach the fundamentals of punt coverage and return, as well as kickoff coverage and kickoff return, are shown.

Overall, this is a great addition to any defensive coach's library. With this video featuring the SFU defensive coaches, you and your staff will learn how to train champions on the defensive side of the ball!

62 minutes. 2020.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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