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Why is College Football So Popular in Canada?

Why is College Football So Popular in Canada?

April 16, 2019 at 11:00 amby 0 comments

Collegians, as a part of the culture and for the stress relief, play different sports. Universities let student-athletes join teams to gain recognition somehow and prestige upon victory. Among the most popular ones with a devoted fan base are basketball, wrestling, and soccer. Likewise, in having many followers, there isRead More

Coach! What’s my time?

Coach! What’s my time?

January 27, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Coach, what is my time? A question that is echoed by athletes at every combine, showcase or testing event across the world. Lessons Learned From the National Combine After coaching and helping at the national combine in San Antonio Texas it reiterated in my mind the importance and the roleRead More

UTTLEY: Plays that belong in a museum

UTTLEY: Plays that belong in a museum

January 3, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In an era where safety has been made the priority, we no longer see defenceless players on either side of the ball being hit and/or blindsided. The days of the tourist shots are over. We’ve also seen considerable efforts being made by defensive coaches to lower the target zone. PlayersRead More

WOLFE: The evolution of the modern offense

WOLFE: The evolution of the modern offense

December 16, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In a recent article, I discussed the current advantages held by the offenses over the defenses. How did we get to this point? A brief history lesson is appropriate and will transport us to today’s approach to offensive football.

WOLFE: Pass explosion. A good thing?

WOLFE: Pass explosion. A good thing?

October 21, 2018 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Two events, a week apart, led to this article. The first the Kansas City vs. New England Patriots most exciting game. The second, a much anticipated California high school game played a week later.

Mind of McCabe: Football dying? Or forever evolving?

Mind of McCabe: Football dying? Or forever evolving?

July 15, 2018 at 6:15 amby 0 comments

We’re all guilty of getting caught up in hyperbole sometimes. I can be one of the worst offenders, especially when I’m rambling about a topic I’m passionate about – you’re familiar by now if you’re a regular reader. This is usually the case when I get into a discussion aboutRead More

One of the oldest known photos of the Hamilton Tigers, photo is cited as 1886

Mind of McCabe: Reflecting on 150 Key Historical Dates in Canadian Football History

July 2, 2018 at 6:30 amby 3 comments

Pre-Confederation 1861-1866 1861 – Our journey begins with the first ever known game of rugby football between a group of U of T students at University College, which took place on November 9th, 1861. That means that football predates Canadian Confederation by six years, and by some accounts the rootsRead More

GUEBERT: Half the Players, Twice the Athletes – 6-man Football in Saskatchewan

GUEBERT: Half the Players, Twice the Athletes – 6-man Football in Saskatchewan

October 5, 2017 at 5:45 amby 0 comments

“6-man Football is half the players and twice the athletes” – this was a phrase first engrained in me by my high school football coach, and uncle, Phil Guebert (USport All-Canadian DB 1989). This was a discussion I will never forget as he was educating me on the merits ofRead More

WOLFE: The role of Referees

WOLFE: The role of Referees

September 30, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Much has been written, and many discussions have occurred regarding football safety issues, and the need to better protect the athletes. It occurs to me that there has not been sufficient emphasis on the role that the game officials play in protecting the players. Changing and emphasizing rules that eliminateRead More

Fox 40 Prospect Challenge 2017 - West Coast

WOLFE: The QB Spring & Summer prep

August 7, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

Continuing to look at the quarterback position, let’s look at the spring and summer portions of the preparation that should go into this position.

WOLFE (1): The Great Football Coaching Fraternity

WOLFE (1): The Great Football Coaching Fraternity

July 7, 2017 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

To be a great coach one has to be a great teacher – coaching is teaching. To be a great teacher one has to be a great student. In this case, I am referring to being a student of the game of football. As I often tell our players; footballRead More

Recruiting Tip: Developing offensive & defensive systems to compliment athletes

Recruiting Tip: Developing offensive & defensive systems to compliment athletes

February 8, 2017 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

It is very important for a coach to modify, manipulate, and/or change their schemes whether it’s offense, defense, or special teams so it fits the athletes’ specific to your team that year. The focus should always be on putting your players in the best possible position to succeed. From myRead More

Creating a high school offensive playbook

Creating a high school offensive playbook

October 4, 2016 at 6:25 amby 0 comments

As an offensive coordinator, there’s one thing you must come to grips with very fast, know the difference between the playbook you “want” and the playbook you “need”. I hope I can give you a “Coles Notes” version on building a base high school playbook. This would normally take meRead More

UTTLEY: Designing a Pressure Package (Part 3)

UTTLEY: Designing a Pressure Package (Part 3)

April 6, 2016 at 6:32 amby 0 comments

Over the past three weeks, we have looked at the various ways to help you design a pressure package so you can effectively bring pressure/blitz your opponent as opposed to randomly blitzing people and hoping for the best.  

UTTLEY: Developing a Pressure Package (Part 2)

UTTLEY: Developing a Pressure Package (Part 2)

March 31, 2016 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

In the first instalment of this series, I discussed some of the key points you should consider when developing a pressure package. For example, building the coverage first and then the pressure concept itself. I also discussed the importance of breaking down their scheme and identifying their worst starting O-Lineman.Read More

UTTLEY: Designing A Pressure Package

UTTLEY: Designing A Pressure Package

March 22, 2016 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

How do you design a pressure package to fit your personal scheme and/or philosophy? This next series will focus on introducing a handful of ideas that can help coaches at all levels to do this.                

History – FIRST FOOTBALL GAME WAS MAY 14, 1874

History – FIRST FOOTBALL GAME WAS MAY 14, 1874

November 5, 2010 at 1:08 pmby 0 comments

MONTREAL — This week marks the 137th anniversary of the historic McGill-Harvard rugby-football confrontation. The two-game football series, played at Cambridge, Mass., May 14 and 15, 1874, were the first games of North American-style football.

Football 101 – Basics of the game

Football 101 – Basics of the game

November 5, 2010 at 1:05 pmby 0 comments

Basics of the Game

Football 101 – Canadian vs. American Football Rules

Football 101 – Canadian vs. American Football Rules

November 5, 2010 at 1:03 pmby 0 comments

Canadian vs American Football

Football 101 – Offense, Defense, & Special Team positions

Football 101 – Offense, Defense, & Special Team positions

November 5, 2010 at 1:02 pmby 1 comment

OFFENSE POSITIONS

Football 101 – Canadian football Objectives, Game Play, & Scoring Drives

Football 101 – Canadian football Objectives, Game Play, & Scoring Drives

November 5, 2010 at 12:58 pmby 0 comments

Objectives