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Learn the principles of contact necessary to apply and resist force on the gridiron with the concepts from USA Football’s Contact System.
COACH UP YOUR ENTIRE STAFF
Form a base. Posture is key to safety and the base is the foundation for success.
Playing long allows separation and takes the helmet out of contact.
Ascend the hips. All contact should be initiated and delivered through the uncoiling of the hips.
Play square. Staying square allows for “multidirectional” power and control.
Triangulate or attack half a man. Offset the body to the opponent instead of attacking the center of the opponent’s mass. Offset off the defender midline.
Instead of striking an opponent on the same plane, where the winner is often determined by who is bigger, stronger and faster, force deflection offers success through mechanical advantage.
Force deflection works on the premise that force can be generated and control can be established without momentum and helmet-to-helmet contact. This is achieved by striking opponents with the hands on a low to high plane using the hips as the sole driving force for power as opposed to sequentially driving the feet.
Explore the principles of the bridge, pillar and buckle fits and teach your players the basic foundational knowledge for blocking and defeating blocks.
Features coaching points on how to apply the BLAST principles of contact to the bridge, pillar and buckle application.
USA Football Contact System Online
Go beyond basic tactics and train your entire coaching staff on the most sophisticated and effective approach to blocking and defeating blocks.
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A safer team is a stronger team. Make safety your number one priority.