“You’ve blown our minds. We have been old school blocking up front. You have caused us to rethink everything. We are changing how we do things starting now.”
This is what a fellow Vermont coach told me after the first hour of the inaugural Alercio OLine Clinic at St Johnsbury Academy. He was not familiar with the concept of identifying leverage of the defender in relation to the ball, then determining the appropriate step, visual target, and strike points to execute a block.
We shared these concepts with 47 players and a dozen coaches including our rivals from Lyndon Institute. Although our two schools have competed against each other for over 100 years, on a Sunday in April, our players worked alongside their players, and our coaches worked with their coaches to make both of our teams better. For just one day, we all played on the same team.
Coach Rich Alercio is available to discuss coaching philosophy, X’s & O’s, or teach his O-Line “techniques in the trenches.” Contact Coach at firstname.lastname@example.org and share http://www.olineskills.com with your colleagues and friends.
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