Weight Room Links

First of all, Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there. Guys, make sure you do something everyday to make your mother feel special.

Like we talked about on Friday after practice, some links are going to be posted that show proper technique for some things we are going to be doing in the weight room as we move forward this spring and into the summer.

All of this stuff comes from the National Strength and Conditioning Association website.

The first link is the main page which has instructions and demonstrations for a number of exercises. Most of these exercises we are going to perform at some point.

This link shows the proper technique for the Clean.

The third link shows the proper technique for the Power Snatch.

Study these sites and study these videos so you know the proper technique on these lifts as we work to improve our strength and become a bigger, faster, stronger football program.

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Calendars

The calendar for Spring Practice is all set to go. Student-athletes received this calendar on Thursday at the Spring Football Meeting.

May

Calendars are also ready for our Summer Conditioning Season beginning June 1 and running throughout the summer as we prepare for the 2010 season beginning in August.

June

July

If there are any questions, feel free to contact Coach Moore. Address and phone number is on each calendar.

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Great example of Leadership

At Stanford last fall, redshirt freshman Andrew Luck beat out a fifth-year senior for the starting job at quarterback. (Photo courtesy of Athlon Sports)

The belief inside Kofa Football is that an awful lot can be learned from examples set by college football programs around the United States.

ESPN’s Ivan Maisel was recently at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA (we too will be there in less than two months!) to interview redshirt sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck. The article talks about Luck’s road to Stanford and what he has done since arriving on campus. It is a great look at how this 20-year-old is not just a great football player, but he is also a great leader.

Stanford Head Coach Jim Harbaugh is impressed everyday by Luck. About halfway through the¬†article Harbaugh shares a story from a couple of years ago when Luck was on campus in the summer at the Cardinal’s High School Summer Camp.

“Obviously, he was a guy we were recruiting,” Harbaugh said. “I kept calling him up and saying, ‘Andrew, you start us off on this drill.’ After the third time or so, he said, ‘Coach, we have a rotation to where everyone gets a turn. We’ll go by the rotation.”

“That was shocking,” Harbaugh said. “That was really impressive that he had that sense of those around him. It’s a leadership quality. He’s got that natural humility. Everybody’s got their antennae up. They’re watching you. The one thing you’re trying to figure out is what’s in another man’s heart? Is he about himself? Or is he about the team? He builds everybody else up. He makes everybody around him huge.

“The opposite of that,” Harbaugh said, “is the guy who tears everybody else down and builds himself up.”

This is a great statement from the coach about leadership.

This is what we are looking for this spring. That is why we are giving out a Leadership Award to a student-athlete from each class. It is that important to football programs to have strong leadership.

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Change to the schedule

If you were at last night’s workout you already know, but tonight’s workout has been cancelled.

Instead, go to the Varsity Baseball game against San Luis. First pitch is scheduled for 7 p.m.,  with plenty of pregame festivities set to start at 6:30 p.m.

The Kofa Baseball Program is retiring Mr. Laguna’s number and it is Senior Night.

The Kings control their own state tournament destiny. If they beat San Luis tonight and sweep Lake Havasu in tomorrow’s doubleheader, they will be in the state tournament. First pitch is at 7 p.m. Show your Kings Pride and get out to support your fellow athletes.

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Sunday’s Defensive Drills – Week 11

First off, check out the post below this one about Twitter and following KofaFootball.

Second, here is another fun video before we get into the drills for this week. Don’t know how many of you remember Office Linebacker Terry Tate. These commercials debuted during the Super Bowl about 9 or 10 years ago. Good Stuff.

Now, on to the drills…

The Defensive Line Drill this week comes from the University of Texas. It explains and the coach shows the 3 rush moves that the Longhorns use: The Speed Rip Move, The Counter Rip Move, and The Bull Rush. They break down when each rush move is used and it all depends on the way in which the offensive linemen is blocking you. There is a lot that can be learned by listening to the coach in this video.

The Linebacker Drill teaches the athlete to get his arms into the offensive player attempting to make the block. It’s a quick punch with both hands and then locking the arms to create separation. The next step is to get off the block and make a tackle on the ball carrier.

The Defensive Back Drill is a workout from Kai Oredugba, a former DB at UCLA. Oredugba works through a number of drills. Pick some of them out and use them to get better. You need to recognize the intensity that Oredugba shows in working throught each of these drills. Even by himself, he is working hard and pushing himself on each drill.

Let’s get big numbers out for Monday night’s workout.

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Follow KofaFootball on Twitter…

The push has been on for the last two months for players in the program to follow the team on Twitter. This is going to become mandatory as of this Friday, April 30.

This needs to be used as a tool to communicate throughout the spring and summer. Once you’ve created an account make sure you are able to receive messages from KofaFootball on your cell phone. It is super easy to set up.

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Saturday’s Offensive Drills – Week 11

A quick update on the Cinco de Mayo ticket sales. We have collected about $400 after 6 days of sales. A lot of athletes need to get money turned in so they can get more tickets to sell. The goal is 400 tickets sold. This fundraiser is important for the program, and it’s a great deal for everyone who buys a ticket. Remember the motto: Kofa Football – Expect Nothing… Do Something.

Alright, another fun video before we get into the drills. This one definitely has an offensive theme. Check out the block put on the defensive player in this video. Devastating.

On to the drills…

The Quarterback Drill is another special from QB specialist Todd Krueger. This one uses the speed ladder. Don’t have a speed ladder? Set cones up real close together and get through the drill. The drill stresses quick feet getting the QB through the ladder and then finishing the drill with a throw. Krueger is stressing that when the QB makes his throw, he keeps his stride short.

The Running Back Drill gives some great tips on the correct way to use the hit and spin technique as a running back. The coach in the drill does a great job of explaining the drill. The running back initiates the contact and spins away from the defender, keeping the ball securely against his chest.

The Wide Receiver Drill is another Nike drill. This week it’s Get Offs. The WR needs to be able to have explosive speed. This will focus on the athlete getting his knees up over the hurdles, get around the cone quickly, accelerating to the cones and getting his knees up again. Add one step to this drill by catching a football after finishing through the cones.

The Offensive Line Drill asks an important question. Do we want our offensive linemen to be race horses or plow horses. Simple question, simple answer: race horses. This is less of a drill and more of a technique to focus on as you go through drills. Keep your feet close to the ground, and it should be a quick “pitter-patter” not a “loud stomp”.

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Sunday’s Offensive Drills – Week 10

Hopefully you checked out the website yesterday, a lot of important information was posted (Spring Parent Meeting and Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser).

Before we get started with the drills, I am adding this video from the NFL Combine in February. If you watch the NFL Network they really break down the athletes and their 40-yard dash. Every year the NFL Network’s Rich Eisen runs the 40… What they did with this is hilarious. Jacoby Ford is a draft prospect at wide receiver from Clemson, and that dude can fly.

On to the drills…

The Defensive Back Drill has two different drills in the video. Most importantly, the first is a partner drill focusing on the defensive back’s backpedal. Working with a partner and a football, the defensive back is pressed by a wide receiver. This should teach the DB to not allow the cushion with the wide receiver to break down. The second is a schute drill, something that we are going to work on getting for summer drills.

The Linebacker Drill comes from Adidas and Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker Lawrence Timmons. Timmons works these athletes through covering a Wheel route in man-to-man coverage from a receiver lined up in the slot. The next drill is taken from stuff we already do with defensive backs, the W Drill. Concentrate on footwork and making a play on the football at its highest point.

The Defensive Line Drill works through a series of Quick Hand Ladder Drills. You don’t necessarily need a Speed Ladder to do these drills. What these drills consist of is basically busting your butt through a Bear Crawl. One thing to concentrate on when performing these drills is the athletes and their ability to keep their backs flat through the drills. While the emphasis is quick hands, two more things are huge, staying low and keeping your back flat.

See everyone on Monday and Tuesday night.

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Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

The Kofa Football Booster Club will be holding a fundraiser for the Football Program. Athletes will be receiving tickets to sell on Monday, April 19. Please support the Football Program buy purchasing meal tickets and helping athletes sell their tickets to people around town. You can find more information on the link below.

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Parent Meeting – May 3

The Kofa Football Program will be hosting a Parent Meeting on Monday, May 3 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the conclusion of the team’s first spring practice and will be held at the Football Stadium. The Booster Club will be grilling hot dogs and providing drinks. All of the details are on the link below.

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