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Canadian Football And Its Unique Rules

Canadian Football And Its Unique Rules

August 14, 2019 at 10:48 amby 0 comments

Recent events in New Jersey have made sports betting a topic of discussion among government figures. This discussion will likely lead to many states legalize sports betting in the coming years. Currently, online casinos such as ComeOn also offer comprehensive sports betting across several leagues and types of sports suchRead More

Everything to Know About Gridiron Football in Canada

Everything to Know About Gridiron Football in Canada

August 13, 2019 at 4:15 pmby 0 comments

There is a long history behind American football. Thus, in 1869, students at Rutgers and Princeton Universities combined rugby and soccer, thus, they came up with a game that was originally called the Boston Game. In 1874 already, the first match was held. At that time, there were no fixedRead More

5 Quick Facts About Canadian Football

5 Quick Facts About Canadian Football

August 5, 2019 at 1:29 pmby 0 comments

For the uninitiated, football might not be something that one thinks of when talking about sport and Canada in general. You will be surprised by the fact that it is actually a talked-about sport in the country. But not only is it popular, but it is also widely grown amongRead More

UTTLEY: How to effectively game plan as a Defensive Coordinator

UTTLEY: How to effectively game plan as a Defensive Coordinator

July 27, 2019 at 7:00 amby 0 comments

As a defensive coach, I feel it’s important to do the following things when preparing my football team defensively for an upcoming opponent. Here are a few things to look at when game planning as a defensive coordinator. This article is for CFC Insiders only Become a CFC Insider MemberRead 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 27, 2019 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

Toronto Varsity Blues – How was it formed?

Toronto Varsity Blues – How was it formed?

July 24, 2019 at 11:57 amby 0 comments

The first football club at Toronto University. How was it formed? Toronto Varsity Blues is the football team that was formed at Toronto University in 1877. To specify, this university has the whole intercollegiate sports program. Thus, there are different teams and each of them is focused on one particularRead More

Best approaches to coaching inexperienced football players

Best approaches to coaching inexperienced football players

July 17, 2019 at 11:12 amby 0 comments

Even though both Canadian and American football are originated from the English sport called rugby, they have transformed into their own kind of sports. What is more, there are differences between American and Canadian football which presupposes that the approaches which a coach should take when training inexperienced players shouldRead More

Recruiting Tip: Developing offensive & defensive systems to compliment athletes

Recruiting Tip: Developing offensive & defensive systems to compliment athletes

July 17, 2019 at 6:00 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

UTTLEY: Plays that belong in a museum

UTTLEY: Plays that belong in a museum

July 16, 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

July 6, 2019 at 6:30 amby 0 comments

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Canadian football is a team sport

Canadian football is a team sport

July 2, 2019 at 5:54 pmby 0 comments

Canadian football is a team sport that started in the great country of Canada. It combines thought-out strategies with high intensity and pace. The goal of the game for a player is to enter the opponent’s goal-field, which is located at the end of the court, with a ball inRead More

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

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

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

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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

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.