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In football, the defensive end has several jobs to accomplish. In this football video series you see what those jobs are! Football Coach Len Elkins demonstrates effective defensive end skills and offers a number of football drills to bring the points home. Coaching football Video Access Information

Coach Len Elkins - Football Defensive Coordinator

Coach Len Elkins, Defensive coordinator of Clay-Chalkville High School introduces himself in this first football video segment. (Coaching Defensive Ends).

The Athletes

Coach Elkins introduces the athletes who will help him and gives an overview of what football drills he will cover (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: Bag Drills

Using blocking dummies, Coach Elkins demonstrates drills for quick feet, a necessary ingredient for a top notch defensive end (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: Directional Drills

Changing direction quickly and effectively means more tackles. Here are football drills to teach those skills (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: The Hoop Drill

In this football drill, the players use a hoop to practice skirting around the offensive blocker. (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: Tackling

What the defense has to do to win is tackle... Coach Elkins shows us how it is done. (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: Fumble Recovery Part One

No one wants to fumble, but it's gonna happen sometimes. A good defensive player wants it to happen...if he has good recovery skills, that is. (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: Fumble Recovery Part Two

Part 2 shows drills and methods to get the fumble for your side. (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: The Defensive End Stance

This segment covers the defensive end stance and alignment, for both ends of the line. (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: The Read Drill

Techniques for reading the different blocks that a defensive end may see. (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: The Drive Block

This drill shows how to identify the drive block then beat it (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: Spill Technique

Shows how to beat the blocker using a spill technique (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: The Swim Technique Part Two

Can't spill? Then swim! More on how to get to the ball (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: The Swim Technique Part Two

Some final touches and finer points on using the swim technique (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: The Rip Technique

How to just rip through the offensive lineman and get the football. (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: The Bull Rush

If you can just overpower the offensive lineman, this is the proper technique (Coaching Defensive Ends).

Football Defensive Skills: Conclusion

Coach Elkins and his players give some parting thoughts (Coaching Defensive Ends).



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