This is Step 6 of the 10 Steps to Creating a Tougher Defense, an on-going series where we look at 10 ways to improve the overall toughness of your team defense.
Step 1: Conditioning Your Defense for Toughness
Step 2: Building Toughness in the Weight Room
Step 3: Equipping your Defense to Play ToughStep 4: Tackling Angles for Tough DefenseStep 5: Defeating Blocks for Defensive Toughness
Step 6: High Intensity, Full Contact Football Practice
Step 7: Run a Tough Offense to Toughen your Defense
Step 8: Aggressive Play Calling for a Tough Defense
Step 9: Limited Contact Practices
Step 10: Award Tough Play on Defense
This may be more of what comes to mind when we talk about creating a tough defense. We’ve got to make the players work hard. They’ve got to have intensity. They need to want to hit. And they should have fun doing it.
Practices need to be high tempo, high intensity, hard work, and fun at the same time. That will create maximum toughness.Circuits for Intensity and Technique [Read more...]