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Monday, Nov 11, 2019 
A Kick Return System
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
An overview of special teams philosophy, NMU’s kick return system, and off-season drills.
Man-to-Man Teaching Progression
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of defensive back fundamentals with an emphasis on bump and cushion coverage.
Playing on the Offensive Line
Jeff Duvendeck, Off. Coordinator
Covers the characteristics and fundamentals demanded of NMU offensive lineman.
Coaching Running Backs
Eric Duchaj, RB Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop running backs.
The NMU Outside Linebacker
Matt Bush, OLB Coach
An overview of outside linebacker play, including how to take on blocks, tackle and rush the passer.
NMU Defensive Line Play: A 5-Point Progression
Ethan Jeros, D Line Coach
Covers the five-point progression designed to stop the run and rush the passer.
The Words of a Champion Part I
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses building a successful program and how to change a losing attitude.
The Words of a Champion Part II
Tom Wender, Linebackers Coach
MHSFCA Hall of Fame coach discusses responsibility of the head coach and gives advice to young coaches.
Turning Adversity Into Opportunity
Bernie Anderson, Head Coach
Coach Anderson discusses how to turn adversity into opportunity, and the three questions that are the foundation of the NMU program.
Coaching Quarterbacks
Dan Mettlach, Quarterbacks Coach
An Overview of the basic techniques and drills used to develop quarterbacks.
Linebacker Drops in the Traditional 3-Deep Zone
Chadd Braine, Def. Coordinator
An overview of linebacker play in the 3-deep zone including adjustments to one-back sets and trips.
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part I
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Academics, Body Maintenance and Character/Attitude.
NMU Football Championship Manual: Part II
NMU Football Staff
Provides guidelines for success on and off the field. Covers Speed/Strength/Football Skills and Knowledge of the Game.
The Equipment Manager
John Tessaro, Equip. Manager
How the role of the equipment manager has changed, and how it impacts the team.
Coach/Athletic Trainer Relationship
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the dynamics of the coach/athletic trainer relationship.
Kris Rowe, ATC
Discusses the importance of hydration and important strategies regarding proper hydration.
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Seventeen Reasons Why Football Is Better Than High School Herb Childress
A classic that many coaches may have already read, but still a fascinating view on why extra-curricular activities are more important than ever before. Written by a self-proclaimed hater of football, the author states: “We need a varsity education.”

Making the Best Out of Youth Sports: 13 Steps to Being a Winning Parent CompetitiveEdge.com
Provides important information for parents of athletes competing at any level of their sport. I like the perspective this article takes. It describes the role of the parent as it relates to their child - not as it relates to their child’s coaches.

High School Players and Parents Manual (PDF) Cantwell Sacred Heart of Mary High School
An outstanding high school players and parents manual. Topics covered include Vision, Mission, and Core Values, What a Commitment Means, Definition of Class, Teamwork, Player Regulations and Expectations, On and Off On the Field Guidelines, Team Rules, What You Can Expect From Your Coaches, Parents Expectations, Rules of the Academic Game, and a Contract.

The Case for High School Activities... National Federation of State High School Associations
This is a great overview on the importance of activities in our schools. It features the results of multiple studies that demonstrate how sports and fine arts activities lead to better grades, attendance, citizenship, and engagement in school.

NCAA Recruiting Eligibility and Calendars National Collegiate Athletic Association
Here is the NCAA page on recruiting eligibility and important dates regarding NCAA Division I and Division II recruiting of high school football players. This is a helpful resource for a good introduction of how recruiting works over a course of a year.

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